The cheapest trains from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian

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Cheapest

$115

Average

$115

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 $ 115 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 115.

Cheapest
03:30PMBarcelona Sants5h40 09:10PMDonostia
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$1151One-way

Timetable Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian

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Sun
Nov 28
$115Renfe
$40Vibasa
$132Vueling
Mon
Nov 29
$94Renfe
$40Vibasa
$88Vueling
Tue
Nov 30
$55Renfe
$40Flixbus
$76Vueling
Wed
Dec 1
$47Renfe
$40Vibasa
$117Iberia
Thu
Dec 2
$71Renfe
$40Vibasa
$94Vueling
Fri
Dec 3
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$32Flixbus
$204Vueling
Sat
Dec 4
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$40Flixbus
$150Vueling
Sun
Dec 5
$71Renfe
$40Vibasa
$82Vueling
Mon
Dec 6
$115Renfe
$40Vibasa
$76Vueling
Tue
Dec 7
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$38Flixbus
$88Vueling
Wed
Dec 8
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$40Vibasa
$266Iberia
Thu
Dec 9
$47Renfe
$40Vibasa
$60Vueling
Fri
Dec 10
$47Renfe
$40Vibasa
$76Vueling
Sat
Dec 11
$47Renfe
$40Flixbus
$117Iberia
Sun
Dec 12
$71Renfe
$40Vibasa
$120Vueling
Mon
Dec 13
$63Renfe
$40Vibasa
$50Vueling
Tue
Dec 14
$55Renfe
$40Flixbus
$45Vueling
Wed
Dec 15
$55Renfe
$40Vibasa
$117Iberia
Thu
Dec 16
$71Renfe
$40Vibasa
$82Vueling
Fri
Dec 17
$71Renfe
$40Vibasa
$101Vueling
Sat
Dec 18
$78Renfe
$40Flixbus
$266Iberia

The fastest trains from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian

Showing times and prices for Nov 29

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.

Fastest
03:30PMBarcelona Sants5h40 09:10PMDonostia
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$1151One-way

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Train Information between Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian

distanceDistance249 miles (401 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 40 min
priceAverage train ticket price$81 (€67)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe

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. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $47 (€39), but the average price of train tickets is $81 (€67).

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Renfe trains to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona

Travel to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona from $47 (€39) with Omio’s train partners Renfe! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

Renfe

Renfe is Spain’s national train company operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travelers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.

  • Average Price: $47

When you buy your Renfe train tickets to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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
How much does a cheap train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian to cost as little as $47 (€39)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian?
The train price from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian is on average $81 (€67)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
What is the distance from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian by train?
The train distance from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian is around 249 miles (401 km).
How long is a train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian on average?
While the time it takes to travel 249 miles (401 km) to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian train journey time is on average 5 h 40 min.
Which train providers can take me between Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian?
For the best Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains per day are there to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona?
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 time is the earliest train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian? What time is the last train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian?
You can take the earliest train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian at 2: 30 PM   or take the last train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian leaving at 2: 30 PM. Look for the latest Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
When should I book the Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian train for the best deals on tickets?
If you purchase a train ticket from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $81 (€67) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Barcelona and 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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+34 934956020
ticketOfficeHours
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