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from Geneva to Donostia-San Sebastian

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

Our recommendation

To get from Geneva to Donostia-San Sebastian on Jan 27 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:29AMGeneva12h18 08:47PMGare d'Hendaye
2 changes
$1831One-way
Cheapest
11:30PMGeneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere28h55 04:25AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
1 changes
$651One-way
Other options
10:15AMGeneva International Airport6h50 05:05PMSan Sebastian
1 changes
$2871One-way
10:29AMGeneva10h49 09:18PMLes Deux-Jumeaux
2 changes
$2521One-way
07:00AMGeneva International Airport10h05 05:05PMSan Sebastian
1 changes
$2871One-way

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Travel Information to Donostia-San Sebastian from Geneva

distanceDistance444 miles (716 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$42 - $168
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $42 (€35) • 14 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $168 (€140) • 4 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Iberia or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Travel 444 miles (716 km) by bus, flight or train from Geneva to Donostia-San Sebastian. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $42 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus, Iberia or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Geneva to Donostia-San Sebastian.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Geneva to Donostia-San Sebastian

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FAQs

Am I allowed to travel from Geneva, Switzerland to Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain?

Travel between Geneva, Switzerland and Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Spain?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Spain:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

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 1/25/22. 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 to Donostia-San Sebastian from Geneva.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Geneva, Switzerland from Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain?

The restriction level for your return to Geneva, Switzerland from Spain is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Geneva from Donostia-San Sebastian restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Geneva from Donostia-San Sebastian?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Geneva, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 1/20/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Geneva from Donostia-San Sebastian closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Geneva to Donostia-San Sebastian?

There are 3 ways to get from Geneva to Donostia-San Sebastian: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Geneva to Donostia-San Sebastian?

The cheapest way to travel between Geneva and Donostia-San Sebastian is by taking a bus with an average price of $42 (€35).

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

Taking a bus is about $126 (€105) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $168 (€140) for this trip.

A bus is generally $98 (€81) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $139 (€116) from Geneva to Donostia-San Sebastian.

What is the quickest way from Geneva to Donostia-San Sebastian?

The fastest way from Geneva to Donostia-San Sebastian is by flight with an average journey time of 4 h 30 min.

There are alternative travel options to Donostia-San Sebastian that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 14 h 10 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 10 h 18 min.

How far is it from Geneva to Donostia-San Sebastian?

You should expect to travel around 444 miles (716 km) between Geneva and Donostia-San Sebastian.

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

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

  • 2 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Geneva at Geneva, Eaux-Vives and arrive in Donostia-San Sebastian at San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca.
  • Flights from Geneva to Donostia-San Sebastian most often leave from Geneva International Airport and arrive in San Sebastian.

Which travel operators can get me to Donostia-San Sebastian from Geneva?

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

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can take you to Donostia-San Sebastian by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for BlaBlaCar Bus from Geneva to Donostia-San Sebastian for $42 (€35).
  • Iberia can get you to Donostia-San Sebastian by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Iberia from Geneva to Donostia-San Sebastian for $168 (€140) on Omio.
  • Travel with SNCF | TGV INOUI for trains to Donostia-San Sebastian. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SNCF | TGV INOUI Geneva to Donostia-San Sebastian tickets on Omio for $139 (€116).

Is there a direct service between Geneva and Donostia-San Sebastian?

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

  • You can book a direct bus with.
  • You can book a direct flight with.

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 route.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Geneva to Donostia-San Sebastian?

Your trip from Geneva to Donostia-San Sebastian doesn't have to end in Donostia-San Sebastian. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Barcelona or Bilbao. If you’d like to add Madrid, Barcelona or Bilbao to your Geneva to Donostia-San Sebastian tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Donostia-San Sebastian today!

How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Donostia-San Sebastian from Geneva online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $42 (€35) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $168 (€140) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $139 (€116) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Geneva 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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