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The cheapest trains from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Jul 27

Cheapest

$56

Average

$60

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 Madrid will cost around $ 60 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 56.

Cheapest
04:33PMDonostia5h33 10:06PMMadrid Chamartín
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$561One-way
2nd Cheapest
02:04PMDonostia7h38 09:42PMMadrid Príncipe Pío
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$611One-way
2nd Cheapest
11:14AMDonostia7h28 06:42PMMadrid Príncipe Pío
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$611One-way
08:57AMDonostia5h31 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
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$631One-way

Timetable Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid

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08:57AMDonostia5h31 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
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11:14AMDonostia7h28 06:42PMMadrid Príncipe Pío
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02:04PMDonostia7h38 09:42PMMadrid Príncipe Pío
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04:33PMDonostia5h33 10:06PMMadrid Chamartín
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Mon
Jul 26
$61Renfe
$47Alsa
$171Vueling
Tue
Jul 27
$56Renfe
$47Alsa
$382Iberia
Wed
Jul 28
$56Renfe
$47Alsa
$218Iberia
Thu
Jul 29
$61Renfe
$47Alsa
$183Iberia
Fri
Jul 30
$61Renfe
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$382Iberia
Sat
Jul 31
$49Renfe
$47Alsa
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Sun
Aug 1
$36Renfe
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Mon
Aug 2
$61Renfe
$47Alsa
$168Vueling
Tue
Aug 3
$49Renfe
$47Alsa
$313Iberia
Wed
Aug 4
$49Renfe
$47Alsa
$123Iberia
Thu
Aug 5
$56Renfe
$47Alsa
$123Iberia
Fri
Aug 6
$61Renfe
$47Alsa
$313Iberia
Sat
Aug 7
$61Renfe
$47Alsa
$320Iberia
Sun
Aug 8
$61Renfe
$47Alsa
$171Vueling
Mon
Aug 9
$61Renfe
$47Alsa
$174Vueling
Tue
Aug 10
$42Renfe
$47Alsa
$126Vueling
Wed
Aug 11
$49Renfe
$47Alsa
$95Iberia
Thu
Aug 12
$56Renfe
$47Alsa
$147Iberia
Fri
Aug 13
$61Renfe
$47Alsa
$313Iberia
Sat
Aug 14
$56Renfe
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$382Iberia
Sun
Aug 15
$61Renfe
$47Alsa
$183Iberia

The fastest trains from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Jul 27

Fastest Journey

5 h 31 m

Average

6 h 32 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

352 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Donostia-San Sebastian for Madrid every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 352 km distance in an average of 6 h 32 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 31 m .

The slowest trains will take 7 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
08:57AMDonostia5h31 02:28PMMadrid Chamartín
0 changes
$631One-way
2nd Fastest
04:33PMDonostia5h33 10:06PMMadrid Chamartín
0 changes
$561One-way
11:14AMDonostia7h28 06:42PMMadrid Príncipe Pío
0 changes
$611One-way
02:04PMDonostia7h38 09:42PMMadrid Príncipe Pío
0 changes
$611One-way

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Train Information from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid

distanceDistance218 miles (352 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 33 min
priceAverage train ticket price$52 (€41)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesRenfe

Trains from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid cover the 218 miles (352 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 33 min with our travel partners like Renfe. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $52 (€41), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $36 (€29).

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Train between Donostia-San Sebastian and Madrid with Renfe

Renfe trains will get you between Donostia-San Sebastian and Madrid from $36 (€29). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Renfe

Renfe offers excellent train services within Spain and neighboring France and Portugal, including a route between Donostia-San Sebastian and Madrid. As an official travel partner of Renfe, Omio quickly and easily shows you Renfe train schedules and ticket types so you can find the cheapest, fastest or earliest Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid train. The distance between Donostia-San Sebastian and Madrid with Renfe is around 218 miles (352 km) and prices for this trip are as low as $36 (€29).

Renfe is known for its wide range of ticket types with special offers like Promo, Promo+ and Flexible tickets and discount cards like Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which can be used to purchase Renfe tickets 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: high-speed AVE for long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for domestic routes along the Spanish Mediterranean coast, regional Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Renfe train ticket from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid:

  • 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
What is the price of the cheapest train from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid to cost as little as $36 (€29)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket to Madrid from Donostia-San Sebastian?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $52 (€41)  for a train ticket from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid.
How far is Madrid from Donostia-San Sebastian by train?
The train distance from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid is around 218 miles (352 km).
How long is the train ride from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid?
While the time it takes to travel 218 miles (352 km) between Donostia-San Sebastian and Madrid can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid train journey time is on average 5 h 33 min.
What train companies go from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid?
Take the Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid train with Renfe. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I find a direct train from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid?
Yes, there are direct trains per day from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid, and you can find a direct train for this trip with Renfe  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
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 departing from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid leaves at 6: 57 AM. The last train departing from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid leaves at 2: 33 PM. You can find the latest Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book train tickets to Madrid from Donostia-San Sebastian to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you book train tickets to Madrid from Donostia-San Sebastian within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $52 (€41) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Donostia-San Sebastian
Madrid
San Sebastián-Donostia
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