Buses from Madrid to San Sebastian

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Madrid to San Sebastian

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00:30Madrid6h1006:40San Sebastian
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The fastest buses

from Madrid
to San Sebastian

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Fastest Journey

5h 10m

Average

5h 51m

Buses per day

18

Distance

352 km

Of the 18 bus that leave Madrid for San Sebastian every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct bus cover the 352 km distance in an average of 5h 51m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 5h 10m .

The slowest bus will take 7h 10m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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21:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h1002:55San Sebastian
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$691One-way
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08:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h1013:25San Sebastian
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$731One-way
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15:00Madrid5h1520:15San Sebastian
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$721One-way
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19:00Madrid5h2000:20San Sebastian
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$491One-way
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08:00Madrid5h2513:25San Sebastian
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$721One-way

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Tue
Jul 23
$58Renfe
$44Alsa
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Wed
Jul 24
$58Renfe
$44Alsa
$164Air Nostrum
Thu
Jul 25
$58Renfe
$44Alsa
$204Air Nostrum
Fri
Jul 26
$38Renfe
$44Alsa
$245Vueling
Sat
Jul 27
$58Renfe
$44Alsa
$204Air Nostrum
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Jul 28
$58Renfe
$44Alsa
$204Air Nostrum
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Jul 29
$58Renfe
$44Alsa
$136Air Nostrum
Tue
Jul 30
$46Renfe
$44Alsa
$118Air Nostrum
Wed
Jul 31
$58Renfe
$44Alsa
$136Air Nostrum
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Aug 1
$58Renfe
$44Alsa
$210Vueling
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Aug 2
$58Renfe
$44Alsa
$186Vueling
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Aug 3
$58Renfe
$44Alsa
$83Air Nostrum
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Aug 4
$58Renfe
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$190Vueling
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Aug 5
$58Renfe
$44Alsa
$199Air France
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$58Renfe
$44Alsa
$163Vueling
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$46Renfe
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$104Vueling
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Aug 8
$46Renfe
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$192Vueling
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Aug 9
$58Renfe
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$202Vueling
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$58Renfe
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Aug 11
$58Renfe
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$175Vueling
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Aug 12
$58Renfe
$44Alsa
$204Air Nostrum

The cheapest buses

from Madrid
to San Sebastian

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Cheapest

$49

Average

$55

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Madrid to San Sebastian will cost around $ 55 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 49.

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17:00Madrid5h4022:40San Sebastian
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Journey Summary

Madrid to San Sebastian Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
6 hours 2 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $44
Buses depart from:Madrid
Bus arrives in:San Sebastian
Distance:352 km
BusBus Companies:Alsa

Buses from Madrid to San Sebastian

Taking the bus is the most budget-friendly way to reach the coastal resort of San Sebastian from Spain's capital, Madrid. The journey by bus is also surprisingly quick, taking not much longer than the train and significantly less time than any available flight. Direct buses depart every 1-2 hours around the clock, including at weekends.

Which bus companies travel from Madrid to San Sebastian?

Buses from Madrid to San Sebastian are all provided by Alsa. Most of these journeys will be on regular Alsa buses, which always have a restroom on board, plus free newspapers and headphones for all passengers. A few journeys a day are on Alpha Premium buses. For a higher price, passengers can enjoy a range of additional Premium services, including free Wi-Fi, a dining menu and more.

How long is the bus from Madrid to San Sebastian?

The fastest regular service along this route takes just 5 hours 10 minutes, departing in the morning at around 8:15 a.m. daily. The longest journey is an overnight service taking 7 hours 10 minutes. The average journey takes approximately 6 hours.

How many buses are there from Madrid to San Sebastian?

Typically, there will be around 15-18 direct buses available per day. 9-11 buses depart from Madrid's Avenida de América Interchange Station, while 5-6 buses depart from Terminal T4 of Madrid-Barajas Airport. One bus a day departs from Estacion Sur Bus Station. The first bus departs at 12:30 a.m. and the last bus departs at 11:30 p.m.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Madrid to San Sebastian?

Departure bus stations: Madrid Avenida de América, Madrid-Barajas Airport T4, and Madrid Estacion Sur. Avenida de América is a large bus station that's about a 23-minute train ride from the center of the old city. Madrid-Barajas is an international airport that's just 6 miles from downtown Madrid. Estacion Sur is the city's biggest bus station, to the south of the center. All three stations offer plenty of bus and train connections.

Arrival bus station: Estacion Donostia Geltkoia, San Sebastian's main bus station is centrally located, within easy walking distance of many of the city's main attractions. A wide variety of bus companies offer short and long-distance routes from here to the rest of Spain.

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Best fares for buses from Madrid to San Sebastian

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Fri, Jul 26
Bus
Alsa
15:155h 25m20:40
MadridSan Sebastian
Sat, Jul 27
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Alsa
17:005h 20m22:20
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Fastest Buses from Madrid to San Sebastian by duration
Sat, Jul 27
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Alsa
17:005h 20m22:20
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Thu, Aug 8
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Alsa
17:005h 20m22:20
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Sat, Aug 10
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Alsa
17:005h 20m22:20
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Return Journeys for Buses from San Sebastian to Madrid
Thu, Jul 25
Bus
Alsa
14:005h 45m19:45
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Fri, Jul 26
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Alsa
14:005h 45m19:45
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Sat, Jul 27
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Alsa
14:005h 45m19:45
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Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
BusMadrid America

Amenities

BusMadrid Est. Sur

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines 6
Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11
Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10

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