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from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian

You can get from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian on Dec 5 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:35PMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h15 05:50PMSan Sebastian
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$1081One-way
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04:35PMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h15 05:50PMSan Sebastian
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$1081One-way

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Sat
Dec 4
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$64Flixbus
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Sun
Dec 5
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$40Vibasa
$108Vueling
Mon
Dec 6
$115Renfe Alvia
$40Vibasa
$82Vueling
Tue
Dec 7
$115Renfe Alvia
$41Vibasa
$94Vueling
Wed
Dec 8
$71Renfe Alvia
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$228Iberia
Thu
Dec 9
$55Renfe Alvia
$40Vibasa
$65Vueling
Fri
Dec 10
$63Renfe Alvia
$40Vibasa
$76Vueling
Sat
Dec 11
$63Renfe Alvia
$40Flixbus
$143Iberia
Sun
Dec 12
$71Renfe Alvia
$40Vibasa
$132Vueling
Mon
Dec 13
$55Renfe Alvia
$40Vibasa
$65Vueling
Tue
Dec 14
$63Renfe Alvia
$40Flixbus
$55Vueling
Wed
Dec 15
$31Renfe Alvia
$40Vibasa
$111Iberia
Thu
Dec 16
$47Renfe Alvia
$40Vibasa
$88Vueling
Fri
Dec 17
$55Renfe Alvia
$40Vibasa
$108Vueling
Sat
Dec 18
$42Renfe Alvia
$41Vibasa
$212Iberia
Sun
Dec 19
$63Renfe Alvia
$40Vibasa
$132Vueling
Mon
Dec 20
$71Renfe Alvia
$40Vibasa
$120Vueling
Tue
Dec 21
$71Renfe Alvia
$40Flixbus
$120Vueling
Wed
Dec 22
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$76Flixbus
$150Vueling
Thu
Dec 23
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$90Flixbus
$228Vueling
Fri
Dec 24
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$48Flixbus
$204Vueling

Travel Information to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona

distanceDistance249 miles (401 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$40 - $71
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $40 (€34) • 6 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $60 (€50) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Vueling or Renfe

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 249 miles (401 km) from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $40 (€34). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Vueling or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian.

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How to get from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian, 54,67% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel to Donostia-San Sebastian 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 Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian.
FAQs
How do I reach Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona?

There are 3 ways to travel from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian including taking a bus, flight or train.

How do I get from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona is by taking a bus, which costs on average $40 (€34).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Donostia-San Sebastian:

Taking a bus is about $20 (€16) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $60 (€50) for this trip.

A bus is $30 (€25) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian costing on average $71 (€59).

What is the fastest way from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian?

The quickest way to travel between Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Donostia-San Sebastian by bus can take on average 6 h 50 min.

In comparison, getting to Donostia-San Sebastian by train can take on average 5 h 40 min.

What is the distance from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian?

You should expect to travel around 249 miles (401 km) between Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian.

How many services a day are there between Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian?

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian, what are the departure and arrival points in Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian:

  • Buses from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian most often leave from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and arrive in San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca.
  • Flights most often depart from Barcelona at Barcelona El Prat Airport and arrive in Donostia-San Sebastian at San Sebastian.
Which travel operators can get me to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian:

  • You can go to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $40 (€34) with Flixbus from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane between Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian with Vueling, and you can find Vueling Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian tickets for $60 (€50) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian with Renfe, and you can find Renfe Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian tickets for $71 (€59) on Omio.
Is there a direct service from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian?

Yes, there are direct routes from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct train to Donostia-San Sebastian with Renfe with 1 direct train per day.

Direct services to Donostia-San Sebastian tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian?
Looking to extend your trip from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian? Many Omio customers who go from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Bilbao or Pamplona. If you're looking to explore Madrid, Bilbao or Pamplona from Donostia-San Sebastian, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets between Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $40 (€34) one way.
  • A plane ticket costs $60 (€50) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $71 (€59) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.