Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian train

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03:30PMBarcelona Sants5h40 09:10PMDonostia
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Fastest train times from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian

Showing times and prices for Oct 03

Fastest Journey

5 h 40 m

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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.

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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian

distanceDistance249 miles (401 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 40 min
priceAverage train ticket price$89 (€86)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe or Renfe ALVIA

Trains from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian cover the 249 miles (401 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 40 min with our travel partners like Renfe or Renfe ALVIA. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $89 (€86), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $75 (€73).

Train companies: Renfe from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian trains

Renfe trains will get you to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona from $75 (€73). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your 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.

    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 Tips: 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
    Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian for the next 7 days starting from $75 (€73)  one way.
    The Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian train ticket price is on average $89 (€86)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.
    When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona by train to be approximately 249 miles (401 km).
    On average the Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian train travel time is 5 h 40 min  for the 249 miles (401 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    When taking a train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian, you can count on Renfe or Renfe ALVIA 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.
    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.
    The earliest train for this route departs from Barcelona at 1: 30 PM. The last train leaves from Barcelona at 1: 30 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    If you buy a train ticket from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $89 (€86) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    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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    Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 22: 00
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    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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