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Journey Summary

Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
6 hours 41 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $60
Trains depart from:Barcelona
Trains arrive in:Donostia-San Sebastian
Distance:401 km
Train Companies:Renfe
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Train between Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian with Renfe

Travel from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian from $82 (€65) with Omio’s train partners Renfe! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

Renfe

Renfe offers excellent train services within Spain and neighboring France and Portugal, including a journey from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian. As an official travel partner of Renfe, Omio quickly and easily shows you Renfe train schedules and ticket types so you can find the cheapest, fastest or earliest Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian train. The distance between Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian with Renfe is around 249 miles (401 km) and prices for this route are as low as $82 (€65).

Renfe is known for its wide range of ticket types with special offers like Promo, Promo+ and Flexible tickets and discount cards like Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which can be used to purchase Renfe tickets on Omio.

When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination: high-speed AVE for long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for domestic routes along the Spanish Mediterranean coast, regional Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

These are Renfe's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
  • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
  • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

Trains from Barcelona to San Sebastian

When traveling in Spain, taking a train from Barcelona to San Sebastian is an affordable way to go. Travelers can pick any of the two trains traveling daily between the two cities. It takes around 5 hours and 36 minutes for a train from Barcelona to San Sebastian to complete the trip. However, the fastest trains cover 249 miles in 5 hours and 33 minutes. The longest train rides on the route are also reasonably fast, taking around 5 hours and 43 minutes.

Barcelona to San Sebastian train times: Daily departures

On average, two trains leave Barcelona for San Sebastian every day. In one week, around 14 trains travel from Barcelona to San Sebastian. The first train leaves Barcelona around 7:30 a.m. and arrives in San Sebastian shortly after 1:00 p.m. Travelers looking forward to an afternoon and pleasant evening in San Sebastian can pick the first train. The second train departs around 3:30 p.m. and arrives at around 9:10 p.m.

How long is the journey by train from Barcelona to San Sebastian?

A train from Barcelona to San Sebastian takes approximately 5 hours and 36 minutes. The fastest trains complete the trip in 5 hours and 33 minutes, while the longest trips last for 5 hours and 43 minutes. Fortunately, all the trains are direct, saving time for passengers.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Barcelona to San Sebastian?

Departure train station: To board a train from Barcelona to San Sebastian, travelers should head to Barcelona Sants (Plaça dels Països Catalans Barcelona), the international and national hub for trains in Barcelona. The station is west of the city, approximately 1.8 miles from the city center. Travelers can use trains, the metro, or taxis to travel to the center. The station has several facilities, such as ticket machines, an information desk, cash machines, a pharmacy, accessible toilets, and eateries.

Arrival train station: After more than 5 hours of travel, the trains from Barcelona stop at San Sebastian Railway Station, also known as Donostia-San Sebastián. It's the central train station in Spain's Basque Country and serves millions of travelers who come to enjoy the coastal city.

Which train companies travel from Barcelona to San Sebastian?

Renfe operates all the trains between Barcelona and San Sebastian. The state-owned railway company operates long-distance and high-speed trains throughout Spain. There are three types of trains: AVE, Avant, and Alvia, all traveling at high speeds. AVE trains usually travel across the country, while Avent and Alvia cover shorter journeys in Spain. There are three different tickets to choose from on most trains: Promo, Promo+, and Flexible. Passengers can choose between first and second class.

Renfe Barcelona to San Sebastian

Renfe provides two daily trains from Barcelona to San Sebastian. Early birds can catch the first train around 7:30 a.m., while the last trains leave Barcelona around 3:30 p.m. The trips are direct and take approximately 5 hours and 36 minutes. Most of the trains are high-speed, traveling over 124 mph. They also have first- and second-class cabins for travelers.

Barcelona to San Sebastian trains: Services on board

The trains are comfortable, with air conditioning and modern seats, in-seat meals, and snack carts. Passengers can request special meals to meet their nutritional needs. Entertainment may vary across different trains, with some offering headphones.


Travelers can transport up to three bags that don't exceed 25 kg. The trains also allow bicycles on board, but they need folding or disassembling and storage in a suitable case. Passengers can bring their small pets on board, as long as they maintain hygiene and have relevant documents. There are also charges for traveling with pets, and they vary depending on the train. As with most trains, guide dogs and assistance dogs can travel for free with their owners.

Renfe also provides trained assistants for people with disabilities. The assistants help with movement at the station, boarding, and alighting. The attendants can also make arrangements to secure a seat for people traveling in a wheelchair.

How to find cheap train tickets from Barcelona to San Sebastian

As with most means of travel, prices may increase as the dates draw closer for train journeys, and travelers can save money by booking train tickets months in advance. It's also wise to be flexible with travel dates. Ticket prices vary depending on the days, time, and season. Before purchasing a ticket, compare fares. Frequent travelers can also use Renfe cards to accumulate travel points and access exclusive offers and discounts. The points are useful for upgrades and access to first-class lounges when traveling.

Travel Tips

Trains from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian
Travel by train to Donostia-San Sebastian easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian trains for as little as $82 (€65)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian?
The train price from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian is on average $85 (€67)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
How many miles is it from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian by train?
You should expect to travel around 249 miles (401 km)  to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona by train.
How many hours is the train time to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona?
On average the Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian train travel time is 5 h 40 min  for the 249 miles (401 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Which train providers should I travel with from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian?
Take the Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian train with Renfe. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any direct trains from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian?
Yes, there are direct trains from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian, and you can find a direct train for this trip with Renfe  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
When does the first train depart from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian? When does the last train depart from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian?
The earliest train departing from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian leaves at 1: 30 PM. The last train departing from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian leaves at 1: 30 PM. You can find the latest Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets between Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian for the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian is on average $85 (€67) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona available a few months in advance.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Barcelona
Donostia-San Sebastian
Barcelona Estació De França
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Barcelona Sants
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