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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 Sep 21 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:30PMSan Sebastian1h05 07:35PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$1121One-way
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07:28AMDonostia5h38 01:06PMBarcelona Sants
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$731One-way

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Mon
Sep 20
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$42Vibasa
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Tue
Sep 21
$73Renfe
$42Vibasa
$112Vueling
Wed
Sep 22
$65Renfe
$42Flixbus
$91Vueling
Thu
Sep 23
$73Renfe
$42Vibasa
$104Vueling
Fri
Sep 24
$73Renfe
$42Vibasa
$183Vueling
Sat
Sep 25
$73Renfe
$42Vibasa
$144Vueling
Sun
Sep 26
$97Renfe
$42Flixbus
$112Vueling
Mon
Sep 27
$81Renfe
$42Vibasa
$110Vueling
Tue
Sep 28
$49Renfe
$42Vibasa
$60Vueling
Wed
Sep 29
$49Renfe
$42Flixbus
$49Vueling
Thu
Sep 30
$57Renfe
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Fri
Oct 1
$65Renfe
$42Vibasa
$103Vueling
Sat
Oct 2
$49Renfe
$42Vibasa
$60Vueling
Sun
Oct 3
$49Renfe
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Mon
Oct 4
$57Renfe
$42Vibasa
$38Vueling
Tue
Oct 5
$41Renfe
$42Vibasa
$38Vueling
Wed
Oct 6
$33Renfe
$42Flixbus
$31Vueling
Thu
Oct 7
$49Renfe
$42Flixbus
$36Vueling
Fri
Oct 8
$57Renfe
$42Vibasa
$155Vueling
Sat
Oct 9
$57Renfe
$42Vibasa
$66Vueling
Sun
Oct 10
$33Renfe
$42Flixbus
$41Vueling

Travel Information from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona

distanceDistance249 miles (401 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$42 - $120
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $42 (€34) • 7 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $68 (€54) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesVueling, Vibasa or Renfe

Take a flight, bus 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 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $42 (€34). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Vueling, Vibasa or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona.

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How to get from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona

The Best Way According to our Users

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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FAQs
How do I get from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona?

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

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

The cheapest way to go to Barcelona from Donostia-San Sebastian is by taking a bus, which costs on average $42 (€34).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Barcelona:

A bus is generally $26 (€21) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $68 (€54) from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona.

Taking a bus is about $78 (€62) less than taking a train, which costs on average $120 (€96) for this trip.

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

The fastest way to get to Barcelona from Donostia-San Sebastian is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Barcelona can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 7 h 20 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 5 h 38 min.

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

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

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

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

  • Around 7 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travelers who buy a plane ticket from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona depart from San Sebastian to Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Most travelers take a bus from San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca to Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
Which travel operators can get me to Barcelona from Donostia-San Sebastian?

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 plane with Vueling. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $68 (€54) with Vueling from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona on Omio.
  • You can go to Barcelona from Donostia-San Sebastian by bus with Vibasa. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $42 (€34) with Vibasa from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona with Renfe. Cheap tickets can be found for $120 (€96) with Renfe from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona.
Can I travel directly between Donostia-San Sebastian and Barcelona?

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

  • You can find 7 direct trains per day to take to Barcelona with Renfe.

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 journey.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona?
Many of our customers traveling from Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona don't make Barcelona their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Barcelona are Madrid, Paris or Valencia, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Barcelona to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase Donostia-San Sebastian to Barcelona tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost $68 (€54) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets cost on average $42 (€34) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $120 (€96) one way on average.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Donostia-San Sebastian
Barcelona
San Sebastián-Donostia
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