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Train Information to Bilbao from Donostia-San Sebastian

distanceDistance48 miles (77 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersRenfe

Trains from Donostia-San Sebastian to Bilbao cover the 48 miles (77 km) long journey with our travel partners like Renfe. There are direct train services available.

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 Bilbao 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.

    Renfe has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Renfe tickets from Donostia-San Sebastian to Bilbao 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.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Donostia-San Sebastian to Bilbao
    Travel by train to Bilbao 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 Bilbao.
    FAQs
    How far is Donostia-San Sebastian to Bilbao by train?
    When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Bilbao from Donostia-San Sebastian by train to be approximately 48 miles (77 km).
    What train providers offer a service to Bilbao from Donostia-San Sebastian?
    For the trip from Donostia-San Sebastian to Bilbao you can take a train with Renfe. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Donostia-San Sebastian and Bilbao on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Donostia-San Sebastian
    Bilbao
    San Sebastián-Donostia
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