The cheapest trains from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Cheapest

$73

Average

$73

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 Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian will cost around $ 73 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 73.

Cheapest
03:30PMBarcelona Sants5h40 09:10PMDonostia
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$731One-way

Timetable Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian

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Sep 26
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$42Vibasa
$68Vueling
Mon
Sep 27
$73Renfe
$42Vibasa
$137Vueling
Tue
Sep 28
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$42Flixbus
$104Vueling
Wed
Sep 29
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$42Vibasa
$62Vueling
Thu
Sep 30
$73Renfe
$42Vibasa
$98Vueling
Fri
Oct 1
$119Renfe
$42Vibasa
$155Vueling
Sat
Oct 2
$49Renfe
$42Flixbus
$85Vueling
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Oct 3
$119Renfe
$42Vibasa
$43Vueling
Mon
Oct 4
$81Renfe
$42Vibasa
$79Vueling
Tue
Oct 5
$57Renfe
$42Flixbus
$57Vueling
Wed
Oct 6
$49Renfe
$42Vibasa
$41Vueling
Thu
Oct 7
$57Renfe
$42Vibasa
$36Vueling
Fri
Oct 8
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$42Vibasa
$193Vueling
Sat
Oct 9
$49Renfe
$42Flixbus
$98Vueling
Sun
Oct 10
$49Renfe
$42Vibasa
$36Vueling
Mon
Oct 11
$73Renfe
$42Vibasa
$91Vueling
Tue
Oct 12
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$42Flixbus
$104Vueling
Wed
Oct 13
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$42Vibasa
$57Vueling
Thu
Oct 14
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$42Vibasa
$36Vueling
Fri
Oct 15
$65Renfe
$42Vibasa
$79Vueling
Sat
Oct 16
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$42Flixbus
$62Vueling

The fastest trains from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Fastest Journey

5 h 40 m

Average

5 h 40 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

401 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Barcelona for Donostia-San Sebastian every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 401 km distance in an average of 5 h 40 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 40 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 40 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.

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03:30PMBarcelona Sants5h40 09:10PMDonostia
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$731One-way

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Train Information to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona

distanceDistance249 miles (401 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 40 min
priceAverage train ticket price$73 (€59)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe

Trains from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian cover the 249 miles (401 km) long route taking on average 5 h 40 min with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $49 (€39), but the average price of train tickets is $73 (€59).

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Train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian with Renfe

Find the best trains from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian with Omio's travel partners Renfe from $49 (€39). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Renfe

Renfe is Spain’s national train company offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use 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. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

    Renfe has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Renfe tickets between Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian and when traveling by train:

    • 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
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    FAQs
    What is the price of the cheapest train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian?
    Train tickets to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $49 (€39)  one way in the next 7 days.
    How much is the train to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona on average?
    The Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian train ticket price is on average $73 (€59)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
    How far is 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 between Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian?
    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 can get me from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian?
    If you're looking for trains from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian, you can rely on Renfe to get you to Donostia-San Sebastian. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Can I find a direct train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian?
    Yes, there is 1 direct train a day to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona. If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Renfe. Nonstop train 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 train tickets.
    How many trains per day are there from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian?
    The average number of trains departing Barcelona for Donostia-San Sebastian is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    What are the first and last departure train times from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian?
    You can take the first train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian at 1: 30 PM. The last train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian that you can take departs at 1: 30 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
    How early should I purchase train tickets from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian to score the best deals?
    The price of a one way train ticket from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian is on average $73 (€59) 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 route. In general, you can find train tickets from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian 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
    Amenities
    Barcelona Sants
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