Cheap bus tickets from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid

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Cheapest

$45

Average

$45

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

The average ticket from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid will cost around $ 45 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 45.

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06:30PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca5h45 12:15AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$451One-way
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12:30AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca6h15 06:45AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$451One-way
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08:45AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca6h15 03:00PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$451One-way
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10:00AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca5h15 03:15PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$451One-way
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01:00PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca5h45 06:45PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$451One-way

Bus schedule from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid

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12:30AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca6h15 06:45AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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08:45AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca6h15 03:00PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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10:00AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca5h15 03:15PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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01:00PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca5h45 06:45PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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04:00PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca5h45 09:45PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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06:30PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca5h45 12:15AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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Jan 24
$56Renfe Alvia
$45Alsa
$91Iberia
Tue
Jan 25
$42Renfe Alvia
$45Alsa
$255Iberia
Wed
Jan 26
$49Renfe Alvia
$45Alsa
$95Iberia
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Jan 27
$56Renfe Alvia
$45Alsa
$95Iberia
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Jan 28
$59Renfe MD
$45Alsa
$95Iberia
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Jan 29
$49Renfe Alvia
$45Alsa
$68Iberia
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Jan 30
$59Renfe MD
$45Alsa
$91Iberia
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Jan 31
$49Renfe Alvia
$45Alsa
$95Iberia
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Feb 1
$35Renfe Alvia
$45Alsa
$68Iberia
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Feb 2
$35Renfe Alvia
$45Alsa
$68Iberia
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Feb 3
$49Renfe Alvia
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Feb 4
$59Renfe MD
$45Alsa
$91Iberia
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Feb 5
$49Renfe Alvia
$45Alsa
$68Iberia
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Feb 6
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Feb 7
$28Renfe Alvia
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Wed
Feb 9
$25Renfe Alvia
$45Alsa
$35Iberia
Thu
Feb 10
$35Renfe Alvia
$45Alsa
$68Iberia
Fri
Feb 11
$59Renfe MD
$45Alsa
$91Iberia
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Feb 12
$28Renfe Alvia
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$68Iberia

Bus times from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Jan 24

Fastest Journey

5 h 15 m

Average

5 h 50 m

Buses per day

6

Distance

352 km

Of the 6 buses that leave Donostia-San Sebastian for Madrid every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 352 km distance in an average of 5 h 50 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 5 h 15 m .

The slowest buses will take 6 h 15 m 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.

Fastest
10:00AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca5h15 03:15PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$451One-way
2nd Fastest
06:30PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca5h45 12:15AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$451One-way
2nd Fastest
01:00PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca5h45 06:45PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$451One-way
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04:00PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca5h45 09:45PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$451One-way
12:30AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca6h15 06:45AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$451One-way

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Overview: Bus from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid

distanceDistance218 miles (352 km)
durationAverage bus duration5 h 15 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$45 (€38)
frequencyBus frequency1 a day
changesDirect busYes, there is 1 direct bus a day
carriersBus companiesAlsa, Alsa Premium, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland or Infobus

Buses from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid cover the 218 miles (352 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 15 min with our travel partners like Alsa, Alsa Premium, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland or Infobus. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $45 (€38), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $45 (€38).

Bus providers: Alsa and FlixBus from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid

For as little as $45 (€38) you can travel by bus between Donostia-San Sebastian and Madrid with Alsa and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

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Alsa is the main bus company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on bus journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal buses with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe buses like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

  • Average Price: $45

Alsa has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Alsa tickets from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid and when traveling by bus:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Buses from San Sebastian to Madrid: Journey Details

Buses in Spain are an affordable way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering both domestic and international routes. Buses from San Sebastian to Madrid leave regularly and frequently throughout the day, from very early in the morning until very late in the evening. All services are offered by ALSA. The journey takes between 5 hours and 25 minutes, and 6 hours and 45 minutes. Weekend departures are equally frequent and regular.

Return buses from Madrid to San Sebastian are also available.

Taking the Bus from San Sebastian

Buses from San Sebastian to Madrid leave from the main bus station on Plaza de Pio XII which is a 15 minute journey on the city's efficient bus service from the town centre. There is no public transport after midnight. Taxis are also available at taxi ranks. The journey from the bus station to the town centre takes less than ten minutes.

Getting into Madrid by Bus

Madrid is Spain's dynamic capital city and has some of the world's greatest museums and art galleries. The Prado has a huge collection, including landmark works by El Greco, Velazquez and Goya. Picasso's 'Guernica' is the showstopper at the Reina Sofia modern art museum. The Palacio Real, or Royal Palace, is the official residence of Spain's king and tours are available. Madrid is renowned for its vibrant night life and some venues are open all night. Travellers from San Sebastian arrive at the bus station on Avenida de America, north of the city centre, and linked to the efficient Metro system and on bus routes. The journey to the city centre takes less than 30 minutes. The Metro runs until 1.30am. There is a night bus service. Taxis are available to hail on streets. Taxi journeys from the bus station to the city centre take about 20 minutes.

Travel Tips: Bus to Madrid from Donostia-San Sebastian

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FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest bus from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid?

Bus tickets from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $45 (€38)  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a bus from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid?

If you are looking to book your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid bus to cost on average $45 (€38)  one way.

What is the distance between Donostia-San Sebastian and Madrid by bus?

The distance to Madrid from Donostia-San Sebastian by bus is approximately 218 miles (352 km).

How long is a bus to Madrid from Donostia-San Sebastian on average?

The Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid bus duration is on average 5 h 15 min, which is to be expected when traveling 218 miles (352 km) between Donostia-San Sebastian and Madrid. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

Which bus companies can take me from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid?

When taking a bus from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid, you can count on Alsa, Alsa Premium, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland or Infobus for the best way to get you to Madrid. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.

Is there a direct bus from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid?

Yes, there is 1 direct bus a day between Donostia-San Sebastian and Madrid. If you’re looking for a direct bus, consider traveling with Alsa. Nonstop bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your bus tickets.

How many buses are there from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid a day?

The average number of buses departing Donostia-San Sebastian for Madrid is 1 a day. The bus schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What time is the earliest bus from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid? What time is the last bus from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid?

You can take the earliest bus from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid at 7: 45 AM   or take the last bus from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid leaving at 11: 30 PM. Look for the latest Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this trip.

How early should I book bus tickets between Donostia-San Sebastian and Madrid to score the best deals?

If you purchase a bus ticket from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $45 (€38) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.