How to travel from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona

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from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona

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

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To get from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona on Jan 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:15AMDonostia-San Sebastian7h40 02:55PMBarcelona
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07:15AMDonostia-San Sebastian8h10 03:25PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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11:30PMDonostia-San Sebastian8h15 07:45AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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Travel Information from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona

distanceDistance249 miles (401 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$14 - $75
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $14 (€12) • 5 h 46 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $75 (€65) • 3 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 249 miles (401 km) to Barcelona from Donostia-San Sebastian. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $14 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alsa among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona.

How to get from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona

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Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona, 51,95% 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 Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona 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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You can travel from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $14 (€12) compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

A train is $35 (€30) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona costing on average $49 (€42).

Taking a train is about $61 (€53) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $75 (€65) for this journey.

The fastest way to get to Barcelona from Donostia-San Sebastian is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 25 min.

Other travel options to Barcelona can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 8 h 20 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 46 min   on average.

The distance is approximately 249 miles (401 km) from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona.

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

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Donostia-San Sebastian at San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca and arrive in Barcelona at Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Flights mostly leave from San Sebastian and tend to arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.

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

  • You can go to Barcelona from Donostia-San Sebastian by bus with Alsa. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $49 (€42) with Alsa from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona on Omio.

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

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to take to Barcelona with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Vibasa.
  • You can find 1 direct train per day to Barcelona with Renfe Alvia.

Direct services to Barcelona 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.

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

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

  • A bus ticket costs $49 (€42) one way on average for this route.
  • A plane ticket costs $75 (€65) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $14 (€12) one way on average for this route.

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

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