Madrid to San Sebastian

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2 trains from $57
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4 trains from $57
Fri, May 24
5 trains from $37
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Prices for trains, buses and flights

Train
Bus
Flight
Wed
May 22
$57Renfe
$44Alsa
$227JOON
Thu
May 23
$57Renfe
$44Alsa
$199Air Nostrum
Fri
May 24
$37Renfe
$44Alsa
$178Air France
Sat
May 25
$57Renfe
$44Alsa
$114Air Nostrum
Sun
May 26
$57Renfe
$44Alsa
$173JOON
Mon
May 27
$57Renfe
$44Alsa
$173JOON
Tue
May 28
$45Renfe
$44Alsa
$187Vueling
Wed
May 29
$45Renfe
$44Alsa
$160Air Nostrum
Thu
May 30
$49Renfe
$44Alsa
$162JOON
Fri
May 31
$57Renfe
$44Alsa
$211Vueling
Sat
Jun 1
$57Renfe
$44Alsa
$114Air Nostrum
Sun
Jun 2
$57Renfe
$44Alsa
$352Air Algerie
Mon
Jun 3
$39Renfe
$44Alsa
$211Vueling
Tue
Jun 4
$32Renfe
$44Alsa
$157Vueling
Wed
Jun 5
$32Renfe
$44Alsa
$137Vueling
Thu
Jun 6
$32Renfe
$44Alsa
$161Vueling
Fri
Jun 7
$43Renfe
$44Alsa
$234Vueling
Sat
Jun 8
$57Renfe
$44Alsa
$71Air Nostrum
Sun
Jun 9
$57Renfe
$44Alsa
$164Vueling
Mon
Jun 10
$39Renfe
$44Alsa
$194Air France

Travel from Madrid to San Sebastian

If you are traveling in Spain and want to visit the beaches of San Sebastian or sample the unique culture of the Basque Country, there are plenty of buses, trains, and flights from Madrid every day. Buses and trains take around the same amount of time to reach San Sebastian (between 5 and 7 hours). That leaves flying as easily the fastest route, at about 55 minutes; however, it will take approximately 4 hours to fly from Madrid to San Sebastian when travel time to and from Madrid and San Sebastian's airports is taken into consideration.


Trains from Madrid to San Sebastian | Buses from Madrid to San Sebastian | Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian

Madrid to San Sebastian Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€40

5:10 h

1 Week Ahead

trains

€43

5:23 h

2 Months Ahead

flight

€241

0:55 h

2 Months Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Madrid to San Sebastian?

Cheapest way to travel from Madrid to San Sebastian


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to San Sebastian. Buses traveling from Madrid to San Sebastian depart from either Madrid's Estacion Sur De Autobuses, Avenida de América, or Aeropuerto Barajas T4 bus station and take at least 5 hours and 10 minutes to arrive at San Sebastian's Donostia bus station. Approximately 18 buses travel from Madrid to San Sebastian every day. The first Madrid to San Sebastian bus departs at 7:30 a.m. while the last departs at 12:30 a.m. All Madrid to San Sebastian buses are operated by Alsa.


Fastest way to travel from Madrid to San Sebastian


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Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Madrid to San Sebastian. Even when travel time to and from Madrid and San Sebastian's airports is taken into consideration, taking a flight is still at least an hour faster than traveling from Madrid to Paris by bus or train. Direct flights depart from Madrid's Barajas airport and arrive at San Sebastian airport after approximately an hour of flight time. Direct flights from Madrid to San Sebastian are operated by Iberia.


Most popular way to travel from Madrid to San Sebastian


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Madrid to San Sebastian. While taking a flight is faster, it is also significantly more expensive than taking the train or bus. Most travelers prefer the convenience and comfort of traveling from Madrid to San Sebastian by train. There are usually 4 trains traveling from Madrid to San Sebastian per day, with the first departing Madrid at 9:00 a.m. All trains traveling from Madrid to San Sebastian are direct and operated by Renfe.


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Best fares from Madrid to San Sebastian

This Weekend
This month
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Fri, May 24
Bus
Alsa
05:306h 35m12:05
MadridSan Sebastian
Fri, May 24
Train
Renfe
15:405h 17m20:57
MadridSan Sebastian
Fri, May 24
Flight
Air France
18:151d 1h 10m19:25
MadridSan Sebastian
Fastest Way to Travel from Madrid to San Sebastian
Sat, May 25
Flight
Air Nostrum
06:101h07:10
MadridSan Sebastian
Sat, Jun 1
Flight
Air Nostrum
06:101h07:10
MadridSan Sebastian
Sat, Jun 8
Flight
Air Nostrum
06:101h07:10
MadridSan Sebastian
Return Journeys from San Sebastian to Madrid
Thu, May 30
Bus
Alsa
16:305h 45m22:15
San SebastianMadrid
Thu, May 30
Train
Renfe
12:047h 44m19:48
San SebastianMadrid
Thu, May 30
Flight
Air Nostrum
08:051h 20m09:25
San SebastianMadrid
Stations
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
San Sebastian
BusMadrid America

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BusMadrid Est. Sur

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines 6
Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11
Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10
FlightMadrid-Barajas

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Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
Metro line 8 runs from all the airport terminals to Nuevos Ministerios station in central Madrid and back. The buses number 203, 200 and 101 run from the main bus and train stations to the airport. The T4 is connected also by train with the line C1 to the Chamartín Station.

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