How to travel from Donostia-San Sebastian to Bilbao

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from Donostia-San Sebastian to Bilbao

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

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To get from Donostia-San Sebastian to Bilbao on Feb 02 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:45AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca1h20 11:05AMBilbao
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09:45AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca1h20 11:05AMBilbao
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04:55PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca1h20 06:15PMBilbao
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08:45PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca1h20 10:05PMBilbao
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03:55PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca1h25 05:20PMBilbao
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Travel Information between Donostia-San Sebastian and Bilbao

distanceDistance48 miles (77 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$7 - $8
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $7 (€6) • 2 h 44 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa

Travel 48 miles (77 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Donostia-San Sebastian to Bilbao. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $7 (€6). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Alsa among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Donostia-San Sebastian to Bilbao.

Travel Tips: Travel from Donostia-San Sebastian to Bilbao

Travel Tips: Travel to Bilbao easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Donostia-San Sebastian to Bilbao.
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There are 4 ways that you can travel between Donostia-San Sebastian and Bilbao. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Donostia-San Sebastian to Bilbao is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $7 (€6) compared to other travel options to Bilbao:

Taking a train is about $1 (€1) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $8 (€7) for this route.

The quickest way to travel between Donostia-San Sebastian and Bilbao is by bus, which takes on average 1 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Bilbao by train can take on average 2 h 44 min.

You should expect to travel around 48 miles (77 km) between Donostia-San Sebastian and Bilbao.

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

  • 29 buses per day.
  • Around 14 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Bilbao from Donostia-San Sebastian 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 Bilbao:

  • Buses from Donostia-San Sebastian to Bilbao most often leave from San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca and arrive in Bilbao.

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

  • You can travel between Donostia-San Sebastian and Bilbao by bus with Alsa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $8 (€7) with Alsa from Donostia-San Sebastian to Bilbao.

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

  • You can find around 29 direct buses per day and travel with Alsa or Alsa Supra.

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

Omio customers who travel from Donostia-San Sebastian to Bilbao often also extend their vacation to go to Madrid, Barcelona or Pamplona. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Bilbao and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $8 (€7) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $7 (€6) one way on average.

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

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