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 Paris will cost around $ 132 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 79.
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4 h 40 m
4 h 59 m
Trains per day
Of the 11 trains that leave Donostia-San Sebastian for Paris every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 700 km distance in an average of 4 h 59 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 40 m .
The slowest trains will take 5 h 27 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.
|Distance||434 miles (700 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 40 min|
|Average train ticket price||$109 (€91)|
|Train frequency||8 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 8 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | TER|
Trains from Donostia-San Sebastian to Paris cover the 434 miles (700 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 40 min with our travel partners like SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV or SNCF | TER. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $71 (€59), but the average price of train tickets is $109 (€91).
There are currently no direct connections from San Sebastian to Paris, which is why travellers must travel to Madrid, more than 450 kilometres away. For this purpose, Renfe connections are available with a duration of between 5 and 7 hours. The train journey between Madrid and Paris, separated by 1300 kilometres, varies between 10.5 hours and 12.5 hours.
For the first section of trains from San Sebastián Paris to Madrid, simple but reliable models are available, without preferential seats but with Economy+ class in the last of them. The connection between both international capitals is made by AVE. That is to say, on board of more current railroads and, some, with preferential class and reclining seats of leather.
To calculate the duration of the San Sebastian Paris train journeys, separated by 822 kilometres, it is necessary to add the 5 or 7 hours of the journey to Madrid and the more than 10 or 13 hours to the metropolis. In addition, the waiting time at the Atocha station has to be taken into account.
From Donostia to Madrid there are 3 trains every day and 5 from Madrid to Paris, although the latter do so first thing in the morning: between 6:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., which makes it necessary to spend the night in the capital of Spain. In this case, the next morning, in this time range, it is possible to choose, on average, one connection every half hour.
San Sebastián-Donostia station: located about 10 minutes walk from La Concha beach, this central station offers bathrooms, ticket sales, bookstore, hotel, cafeteria, luggage rack and good adapted services. The suburban train C-1 and the public buses 25 and 31 make it easy to get there.
Paris Gare de Lyon station : considered the third railway station in Paris by number of passengers. It is connected to the city by metro lines 1, 9, 12, 13 and 14 and by public buses 24, 35, 39, 63, 65, 72, 73, 87, 170, 176 and 302. It is thus possible to reach the Eiffel Tower in half an hour. It is an accessible station equipped with all services.
Travel between Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain and Paris, France by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 11/28/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Donostia-San Sebastian to Paris as this information can change.
The restriction level for your return train to Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain from Paris is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 11/29/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Donostia-San Sebastian from Paris closer to your date of departure here here.
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