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Train Information between Donostia-San Sebastian and Madrid

distanceDistance218 miles (352 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 24 min
priceAverage train ticket price$57 (€48)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesRenfe

Trains from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid cover the 218 miles (352 km) long route taking on average 5 h 24 min with our travel partners like Renfe. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $57 (€48), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $54 (€45).

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Renfe to Madrid from Donostia-San Sebastian

Find the best trains from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid with Omio's travel partners Renfe from $54 (€45). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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 Madrid 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: $54

Renfe's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Donostia-San Sebastian and Madrid are the following:

  • 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 Madrid

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 Madrid seven days a week. There are usually 5-6 trains traveling from San Sebastian to Madrid per day. All trains depart from San Sebastian's Donostia train station and arrive at either Madrid's Atocha or Chamartín train station. The first train usually departs San Sebastian at 5:10 a.m., while the last train leaves at 4:30 p.m. San Sebastian to Madrid trains usually take between 5 and 8 hours to arrive in Madrid depending on the train chosen.

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San Sebastian to Madrid Train Cost

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

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€72

1 Day in Advance

€51

1 Week in Advance

€48

2 Weeks in Advance

€48

1 Month in Advance

€42

3 Months in Advance

€17

San Sebastian to Madrid Trains: General Information


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

  • autobus All San Sebastian to Madrid trains are run by Renfe.
  • autobus Most Renfe trains are direct, while occasional journeys require a transfer in Zaragoza. All trains depart from San Sebastian's Donostia train station and arrive at either Madrid's Atocha or Chamartín train station.
  • autobus The San Sebastian to Madrid train journey takes as little as 4 hours and 56 minutes to arrive in Madrid.
  • autobus Most travelers book their San Sebastian to Madrid train tickets approximately 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on San Sebastian to Madrid trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 29% cheaper on average to purchase a San Sebastian to Madrid train ticket a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the train station.
  • It is 33% cheaper to purchase San Sebastian to Madrid train tickets 1 week ahead of when you intend to travel.
  • Finally, San Sebastian to Madrid train costs are 42% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of departure.

Deutsche Bahn trains from San Sebastian to Madrid

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Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from San Sebastian to Madrid. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from San Sebastian to Madrid and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 43 €
2 weeks earlier 42 €2%
3 weeks earlier 38 €13%
1 month before 34 €26%
2 months earlier 35 €23%
3 months earlier 34 €26%


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 - Madrid. 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 - Madrid 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 13% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Donostia-San Sebastian - Madrid with 2 months in advance you save up to about 23% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 26%.
  • 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 Madrid
Travel by train to Madrid 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 Madrid.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid to cost as little as $54 (€45)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid?
The Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid train ticket price is on average $57 (€48)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.
How many miles is it from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid by train to be approximately 218 miles (352 km).
How many hours is the train time between Donostia-San Sebastian and Madrid?
The train time to Madrid from Donostia-San Sebastian is on average 5 h 24 min  for the 218 miles (352 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Madrid from Donostia-San Sebastian by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train providers can get me from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid?
If you're looking for trains from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid, you can rely on Renfe to get you to Madrid. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When can I take the first train from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Donostia-San Sebastian at 10: 14 AM. The last train leaves from Donostia-San Sebastian at 3: 33 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid 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 Madrid for the best deals?
If you purchase a train ticket from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $57 (€48) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Madrid from Donostia-San Sebastian are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Donostia-San Sebastian
Madrid
The major railway station for departures from Donostia-San Sebastian is. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at for your journey between Donostia-San Sebastian and Madrid.