The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 4 buses that leave Donostia-San Sebastian for Madrid every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||218 miles (352 km)|
|Average bus duration||5 h 15 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$47 (€42)|
|Bus frequency||1 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there is 1 direct bus a day|
|Bus providers||Conda, Alsa Supra, Alsa, Alsa Premium or Union Ivkoni International|
Buses from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid cover the 218 miles (352 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 15 min with our travel partners like Conda, Alsa Supra, Alsa, Alsa Premium or Union Ivkoni International. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $47 (€42), but the average price of bus tickets is $47 (€42). Travelers depart most frequently from Donostia-San Sebastian, Estación de Autobuses and arrive in Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4.
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Alsa is the main provider of bus travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of buses with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal bus with free WiFi, bathrooms, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium buses provide more luxurious services when traveling by road, depending on the specific route. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other bus tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.
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.
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.
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.
When departing from Donostia-San Sebastian, you have various bus station options to start your route from including Donostia-San Sebastian, Estación de Autobuses and Donostia-San Sebastian. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your route in bus stations like Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4, Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses.
Passengers board the bus most frequently from Donostia-San Sebastian, Estación de Autobuses, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4, located 12 miles (19.4 km) away from the city centre.
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