The cheapest trains from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Cheapest

$119

Average

$119

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 Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona will cost around $ 119 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 119.

Cheapest
07:28AMDonostia5h38 01:06PMBarcelona Sants
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$1191One-way

Timetable Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona

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07:28AMDonostia5h38 01:06PMBarcelona Sants
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Sat
Sep 18
$119Renfe
$42Flixbus
$91Vueling
Sun
Sep 19
$73Renfe
$42Vibasa
$85Vueling
Mon
Sep 20
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$42Vibasa
$155Vueling
Tue
Sep 21
$57Renfe
$42Vibasa
$91Vueling
Wed
Sep 22
$57Renfe
$42Vibasa
$85Vueling
Thu
Sep 23
$65Renfe
$42Vibasa
$77Vueling
Fri
Sep 24
$73Renfe
$42Vibasa
$183Vueling
Sat
Sep 25
$65Renfe
$42Vibasa
$144Vueling
Sun
Sep 26
$73Renfe
$42Flixbus
$110Vueling
Mon
Sep 27
$81Renfe
$42Vibasa
$79Vueling
Tue
Sep 28
$49Renfe
$42Vibasa
$54Vueling
Wed
Sep 29
$49Renfe
$42Flixbus
$54Vueling
Thu
Sep 30
$57Renfe
$29Flixbus
$90Vueling
Fri
Oct 1
$57Renfe
$42Vibasa
$90Vueling
Sat
Oct 2
$41Renfe
$42Vibasa
$43Vueling
Sun
Oct 3
$54Renfe
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Mon
Oct 4
$49Renfe
$42Vibasa
$49Vueling
Tue
Oct 5
$33Renfe
$42Vibasa
$38Vueling
Wed
Oct 6
$33Renfe
$42Flixbus
$38Vueling
Thu
Oct 7
$41Renfe
$42Vibasa
$49Vueling

The fastest trains from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Fastest Journey

5 h 38 m

Average

5 h 38 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

401 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Donostia-San Sebastian for Barcelona 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 38 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 38 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 38 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
07:28AMDonostia5h38 01:06PMBarcelona Sants
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$1191One-way

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Train Information from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona

distanceDistance249 miles (401 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 38 min
priceAverage train ticket price$84 (€67)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe

Trains from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona cover the 249 miles (401 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 38 min with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $84 (€67), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $57 (€46).

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 Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona 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.

    When you buy your Renfe train tickets from Donostia-San Sebastian to 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 San Sebastian to Barcelona

    Trains in Spain are an efficient way to travel between cities, with Renfe operating domestic and international train routes in Spain. Renfe operates trains from San Sebastian to Barcelona seven days a week. There are usually 2 trains from San Sebastian to Barcelona per day. These are direct Alvia trains that circulate both on high-speed routes and on conventional stretches, which significantly shortens travel time. From Monday to Saturday the first train departs at 7:28 a.m. while the second train leaves San Sebastian at 4:10 p.m. The average duration of the trip in both cases is 5 hours and 50 minutes. On Sundays, there are 3 trains– two on board Alvia trains and one on a Renfe Intercity train. All 3 San Sebastian to Barcelona trains are direct and their respective departure times are at 7:28 a.m., 2:37 p.m., and 4:10 p.m. The San Sebastián-Barcelona train timetables are fixed throughout the year.

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    San Sebastian to Barcelona Train Cost

    Average prices for Renfe trains from San Sebastian to Barcelona when you book in advance

    Booking Period

    Average Price

    Same Day

    €45

    1 Day in Advance

    €45

    1 Week in Advance

    €45

    2 Weeks in Advance

    €45

    1 Month in Advance

    €45

    3 Months in Advance

    €45

    San Sebastian to Barcelona Trains: General Information


    Travelers in Spain can offset some of the cost of San Sebastian to Barcelona train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

    • autobus All San Sebastian to Barcelona trains are run by Renfe.
    • autobus All Renfe trains are direct, depart from San Sebastian's Donostia train station and arrive at Barcelona's Sants train station.
    • autobus The San Sebastian to Barcelona train journey takes as little as 5 hours and 23 minutes to arrive in Barcelona.
    • autobus Most travelers book their San Sebastian to Barcelona train tickets approximately 1 week in advance of the travel date.

    Train tickets from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona: when to book to save $

    Time Price Savings
    1 week earlier 46 €
    2 weeks earlier 38 €21%
    3 weeks earlier 43 €7%
    1 month before 41 €12%
    2 months earlier 43 €7%
    3 months earlier 40 €15%


    Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Donostia-San Sebastian - Barcelona. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

    The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

    • Buying your train ticket from Donostia-San Sebastian - Barcelona 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 7% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
    • If you book a ticket Donostia-San Sebastian - Barcelona with 2 months in advance you save up to about 7% compared to the initial price.
    • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 15%.
    • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona
    Travel by train to Barcelona 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 Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona.
    FAQs
    How much do cheap trains from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona cost?
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Barcelona from Donostia-San Sebastian for as low as $57 (€46)  for the next 7 days.
    What is the price of a train ticket from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona?
    If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona train price to come in at an average of $84 (€67)  one way.
    How far is Barcelona from Donostia-San Sebastian by train?
    The Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona train distance is approximately 249 miles (401 km).
    How long is the train to Barcelona from Donostia-San Sebastian?
    On average the Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona train travel time is 5 h 38 min  for the 249 miles (401 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    What train companies offer a service to Barcelona from Donostia-San Sebastian?
    For the route from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona you can take a train with Renfe. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Barcelona from Donostia-San Sebastian on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    How many trains are there to Barcelona from Donostia-San Sebastian a day?
    On average, there are 7 trains a day from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    When is the earliest train from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona? When is the last train from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona?
    The earliest train for this route departs from Donostia-San Sebastian at 5: 28 AM. The last train leaves from Donostia-San Sebastian at 5: 28 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I purchase train tickets from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona for the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $84 (€67) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona a few months in advance.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Donostia-San Sebastian
    Barcelona
    San Sebastián-Donostia
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