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San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid by bus

The journey from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid by bus is 219.2 mi and takes 6 hr 6 min. There are 49 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:30 AM and the last at 6:30 PM. It is possible to travel from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid by bus for as little as $0.35 or as much as $83.11. The best price for this journey is $0.35.

Lowest Price$0.35
Journey Duration6 hr 6 min
Connection per Day49
Lowest Price$0.35
Highest Price$83.11
First Departure12:30 AM
Last Departure6:30 PM
Distance219.2 mi
DepartureSan Sebastián / Donostia
ArrivalMadrid
CarriersConda, FlixBusMore

San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid Bus Times

Departure date
Monday, Apr 22, 2024

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How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid?

On average, a bus ticket from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid will cost you $49.51. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $0.35. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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Prices will vary when you travel from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid. On average, though, you'll pay about $49.51 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How long does the journey from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid take by bus?

The average journey time is 6 hr 6 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 219.2 mi from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid to take longer than 6 hr 6 min. The journey between San Sebastián / Donostia and Madrid runs for about 219.2 mi and usually takes approximately 6 hr 6 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 5 hr 10 min. If you are trying to get from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

How many times a day do journeys run from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid?

The exact number of journeys from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 49 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid varies, but in general, you can expect to find 44 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 5 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $0.35 to $45.73 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 99% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid

The cheapest San Sebastián / Donostia - Madrid bus tickets can be found for as low as $21.65 if you’re lucky, or $37.56 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $45.17.

Find the best day to travel to Madrid by bus

When travelling to Madrid by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Services on board Conda, FlixBus and Alsa from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid
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San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
24.69kg
Bus
26.46kg
Flight
70.55kg
Car
56.44kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid?
A bus ticket from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid is $49.51. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $0.35.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid?
The cheapest ticket you can get from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid is $0.35. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between San Sebastián / Donostia and Madrid by bus?
San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid is 219.2 mi.
How long does the bus between San Sebastián / Donostia and Madrid take?
San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid is on average 6 hr 6 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 10 min.
Which companies operate from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid?
The bus journey from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Conda, FlixBus, EMT, Renfe and Alsa.
How many bus connections per day go from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid?
San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid has 49 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid leave?
The earliest bus from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid departs at 12:30 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid depart?
The latest bus from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid departs at 6:30 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $0.35 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid?
There are on average 44 direct connection(s) from San Sebastián / Donostia to go to Madrid.
What's the fastest journey time between San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between San Sebastián / Donostia and Madrid is 5 hr 10 min.
Is there a direct bus from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid?
Yes, there is a direct bus between San Sebastián / Donostia and Madrid.
What are the CO2 emissions for San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid by bus?
The bus journey from San Sebastián / Donostia to Madrid creates 26.46kg of CO2 emissions.

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