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from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian

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

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To get from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian on Oct 20 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:02PMBordeaux Saint-Jean2h30 08:32PMGare d'Hendaye
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$281One-way
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05:15PMBordeaux3h14 08:29PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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$231One-way
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08:02PMBordeaux Saint-Jean2h30 10:32PMGare d'Hendaye
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$281One-way
03:02PMBordeaux Saint-Jean3h01 06:03PMGare d'Hendaye
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$281One-way
12:02PMBordeaux Saint-Jean2h31 02:33PMGare d'Hendaye
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$281One-way

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Wed
Oct 20
$28SNCF | TGV INOUI
$15Flixbus
Thu
Oct 21
$28SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11Flixbus
Fri
Oct 22
$28SNCF | TGV INOUI
$18Flixbus
Sat
Oct 23
$28SNCF | TGV INOUI
$18Flixbus
Sun
Oct 24
$25SNCF | TER
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Oct 25
$25SNCF | TER
$12BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Oct 26
$28SNCF | TGV INOUI
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Oct 27
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$11BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Oct 28
$28SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11Flixbus
Fri
Oct 29
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$15BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Oct 30
$28SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Oct 31
$25SNCF | TER
$11BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Nov 1
$25SNCF | TER
$15Flixbus
Tue
Nov 2
$25SNCF | TER
$11BlaBlaCar Bus
Wed
Nov 3
$28SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11BlaBlaCar Bus
Thu
Nov 4
$28SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11Flixbus
Fri
Nov 5
$24SNCF | TER
$11Flixbus
Sat
Nov 6
$28SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Nov 7
$28SNCF | TGV INOUI
$15Flixbus
Mon
Nov 8
$28SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11Flixbus

Travel Information from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian

distanceDistance126 miles (203 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $24
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€12) • 3 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $24 (€20) • 2 h 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TER

Take a bus or train to travel 126 miles (203 km) from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 26 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TER among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian.

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How to Travel from Bordeaux to San Sebastian

Travelers can go from Bordeaux to San Sebastian by bus, train, or flight, with some journeys taking as little as 2 hours and 30 minutes. Bordeaux's main tourist attractions are Place Royale, the Grand Theatre, and taking a tour of the nearby vineyards. La Concha beach, the Old Town, and Urgull Hill are the top things to see in San Sebastian.

Train: SNCF trains connect both cities in approximately three hours. Travelers are required to alight in Hendaye and transfer to a train operated by Renfe (Spanish Railways). There are usually 8 to 10 trains per day, which depart from Bordeaux-Saint-Jean and arrive at Donostia-San Sebastian.

Bus: Alsa, Eurolines, Flixbus, and OuiBus run frequent buses between Bordeaux and San Sebastian. Direct journeys take 2 hours and 30 minutes, but those that require a transfer can take as long as 13 hours. The departure station is located on Rue Charles Domercq, and buses arrive at San Sebastian's central bus station.

Flight: Flying between these two cities is an option provided by Iberia and British Airways, although flights involve a stopover in Madrid or Barcelona and can take up to 14 hours once layover time is taken into account. There are at least six flights per day, which depart from Merignac Airport and arrive at San Sebastian-Donostia.

Traveling from Bordeaux to San Sebastian: Travel Tips

  • What is the cheapest way to travel from Bordeaux to San Sebastian? Taking the bus is the cheapest option, and the train is the second best choice.
  • What is the fastest way to travel from Bordeaux to San Sebastian? Direct buses are the fastest way of traveling between these two cities.

How to get from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 82,62% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain if I’m coming from Bordeaux, France?

Travel between Bordeaux, France and Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain is: Partially open.

Can travelers from France enter Spain?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bordeaux?

Conditions of entry into Spain:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Spain has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 10/19/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to France from Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain?

The current restriction level for returning to Bordeaux, France from Spain is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Bordeaux, France from Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain?

Reentering France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Bordeaux from Donostia-San Sebastian?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required

Which rules do I need to follow in Bordeaux, France regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to France must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/18/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Bordeaux from Donostia-San Sebastian here.

How do I travel from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian?

There are 2 travel options from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to travel between Bordeaux and Donostia-San Sebastian is by taking a bus with an average price of $15 (€12).

This is compared to other travel options to Donostia-San Sebastian:

A bus is generally $9 (€8) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $24 (€20) from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian.

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

The quickest way to travel between Bordeaux and Donostia-San Sebastian is by train, which takes on average 2 h 26 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 40 min.

How many miles from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 126 miles (203 km) between Bordeaux and Donostia-San Sebastian.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian?

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

  • Around 8 trains per day.

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

When traveling from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian, where do I depart from Bordeaux and where do I arrive in Donostia-San Sebastian?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Bordeaux, Gare Saint Jean and tend to arrive in San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus for buses to Donostia-San Sebastian. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian tickets on Omio for $15 (€12).
  • Travel with SNCF | TER for trains to Donostia-San Sebastian. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SNCF | TER Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian tickets on Omio for $24 (€20).
Can I find a direct route between Bordeaux and Donostia-San Sebastian?

Yes, there are direct services available from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 8 direct trains per day with SNCF | TER or SNCF | TGV INOUI.

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

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian?
Looking to extend your trip from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian? Many Omio customers who go from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Barcelona or Bilbao. If you're looking to explore Madrid, Barcelona or Bilbao from Donostia-San Sebastian, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I buy a ticket from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $15 (€12) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $24 (€20) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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