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Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian

Showing times and prices for Jun 23

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
SNCF OUIGO
06:30AM16h17
Barcelona Sants
10:47PMDonostia-San Sebastián
$701One-way
3 transfers
2nd Cheapest
SNCF OUIGO
06:30AM13h48
Barcelona Sants
08:18PMDonostia-San Sebastián
$731One-way
3 transfers
SNCF OUIGO
10:40AM12h07
Barcelona Sants
10:47PMDonostia-San Sebastián
$771One-way
3 transfers
SNCF OUIGO
10:40AM9h38
Barcelona Sants
08:18PMDonostia-San Sebastián
$801One-way
3 transfers
SNCF OUIGO
06:30AM13h48
Barcelona Sants
08:18PMDonostia-San Sebastián
$1021One-way
3 transfers

Train schedule from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, June 23
SNCF OUIGO
06:30AM13h48
Barcelona Sants
08:18PMDonostia-San Sebastián
3 transfers
SNCF OUIGO
06:30AM16h17
Barcelona Sants
10:47PMDonostia-San Sebastián
3 transfers
SNCF OUIGO
06:30AM13h48
Barcelona Sants
08:18PMDonostia-San Sebastián
3 transfers
iryo
07:55AM12h23
Barcelona Sants
08:18PMDonostia-San Sebastián
3 transfers
iryo
07:55AM11h57
Barcelona Sants
07:52PMDonostia-San Sebastián
3 transfers
iryo
07:55AM14h52
Barcelona Sants
10:47PMDonostia-San Sebastián
3 transfers
iryo
09:43AM13h04
Barcelona Sants
10:47PMDonostia-San Sebastián
3 transfers
iryo
09:43AM10h35
Barcelona Sants
08:18PMDonostia-San Sebastián
3 transfers
iryo
09:43AM10h09
Barcelona Sants
07:52PMDonostia-San Sebastián
3 transfers
SNCF OUIGO
10:40AM9h38
Barcelona Sants
08:18PMDonostia-San Sebastián
3 transfers
SNCF OUIGO
10:40AM12h07
Barcelona Sants
10:47PMDonostia-San Sebastián
3 transfers
iryo
10:50AM9h02
Barcelona Sants
07:52PMDonostia-San Sebastián
3 transfers
iryo
10:50AM11h57
Barcelona Sants
10:47PMDonostia-San Sebastián
3 transfers
iryo
10:50AM9h28
Barcelona Sants
08:18PMDonostia-San Sebastián
3 transfers

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Fastest train times from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian

Showing times and prices for Jun 23

Fastest Journey

9 h 2 m

Average

12 h 4 m

Trains per day

14

Distance

401 km

It's difficult to get from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian without transferring at least 3 times.

Fastest
iryo
10:50AM9h02
Barcelona Sants
07:52PMDonostia-San Sebastián
$1301One-way
3 transfers
2nd Fastest
iryo
10:50AM9h28
Barcelona Sants
08:18PMDonostia-San Sebastián
$1331One-way
3 transfers
SNCF OUIGO
10:40AM9h38
Barcelona Sants
08:18PMDonostia-San Sebastián
$801One-way
3 transfers
iryo
09:43AM10h09
Barcelona Sants
07:52PMDonostia-San Sebastián
$1361One-way
3 transfers
iryo
09:43AM10h35
Barcelona Sants
08:18PMDonostia-San Sebastián
$1391One-way
3 transfers

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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian

distanceDistance249 miles (401 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 46 min
priceCheapest ticket price$54 (€48)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesRenfe (3), Renfe, Renfe ALVIA, Renfe Regional Exprés, SNCF Intercités, TGV INOUI, Renfe (13), Ouigo, iryo or AVE
Cheapest travel modeflight
Cheapest flight ticket $31 (€27)

Trains from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian run on average 14 times per day, taking around 12h 4m for the 401 km journey. Cheap train tickets for this journey start at $54 (€48) but you can travel from only $31 (€27) by flight.

Train companies: Renfe (3), Renfe and Renfe ALVIA from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian trains

Travel from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian from $54 (€48) with Omio’s train partners Renfe (3), Renfe and Renfe ALVIA! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

Renfe is a Spanish train company that operates throughout the country including trains between Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed AVE trains, regional trains, and night trains. The AVE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save money and time, as they allow you to travel overnight and arrive at your destination in the morning. Renfe offers several types of tickets, including single tickets, return tickets, and season tickets. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Renfe are Madrid-Barcelona, Madrid-Seville, and Madrid-Valencia. These routes offer travelers the chance to explore some of Spain's most beautiful cities in comfort and style.

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.

FAQs: Trains from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian

FAQs: Travel by train from Barcelona 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
Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian can start from as little as $54 (€48) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian is $124 (€109); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona is on average 5 h 46 min   for the 249 mile (401 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian leaves at 7: 28 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian leaves at 2: 30 PM.
There is 1 train a day from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian which require at least one change with Renfe (3), Renfe, Renfe ALVIA, Renfe Regional Exprés, SNCF Intercités, TGV INOUI, Renfe (13), Ouigo, iryo or AVE. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, you can take a high-speed train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian with TGV INOUI, Ouigo or iryo. Overall you can travel with the following companies: Renfe (3), Renfe, Renfe ALVIA, Renfe Regional Exprés, SNCF Intercités, TGV INOUI, Renfe (13), Ouigo, iryo or AVE.
When taking a train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian, you can count on Renfe (3), Renfe, Renfe ALVIA, Renfe Regional Exprés, SNCF Intercités, TGV INOUI, Renfe (13), Ouigo, iryo or AVE for the best way to get you to Donostia-San Sebastian. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Barcelona Sants, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Donostia-San Sebastián, located 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian is December.
You have options as you can travel to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian

Barcelona
Donostia-San Sebastian
The major railway station for departures from Barcelona is Barcelona Sants. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Barcelona Sants for your journey from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian.
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Phone Number
+34 934956020
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 22: 00
Public transit options for Barcelona Sants
Metro lines: L3, L5
Bus lines: A1, A2
Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo, Trenhotel, TGV, Avant, Intercity, R1, R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud, R3, R4, RG1, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17
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