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Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia by train

The journey from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia by train is 47.97 mi and takes 5 hr 55 min. There are 2 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:46 AM and the last at 4:37 PM. It is possible to travel from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia by train for as little as $25.78 or as much as $94.66. The best price for this journey is $25.78.

Lowest Price$25.78
Journey Duration5 hr 55 min
Connection per Day2
Lowest Price$25.78
Highest Price$94.66
First Departure6:46 AM
Last Departure4:37 PM
Distance47.97 mi
DepartureBilbao
ArrivalSan Sebastián / Donostia
CarriersAlsa, Renfe - Media DistanciaMore

Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia Train Times

Departure date
Monday, Feb 26, 2024

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How much do train tickets from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia cost?

When you're traveling from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $43.58. You might be able to find prices as low as $25.78, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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On average, you can expect to spend around $43.58 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia.

How long is the journey from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia by train?

The distance between Bilbao and San Sebastián / Donostia is approximately 47.97 mi. In general, it will take you about 5 hr 55 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. In order to get from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Bilbao and San Sebastián / Donostia will complete the journey in 4 hr 19 min. On average, it will take you about 5 hr 55 min to travel the 47.97 mi between Bilbao and San Sebastián / Donostia.

At what time of the day can I travel from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Bilbao at 6:46 AM, and the last departure will leave at 4:37 PM. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change. In general, the first departure of the night will leave Bilbao at 6:46 AM, and the last departure will leave at 4:37 PM. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

When traveling from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia by train, which stations can I use?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Bilbao from the following stations: . Arriving at San Sebastián / Donostia, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: . Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in San Sebastián / Donostia.

How many journeys from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia are there every day?

The route from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Bilbao 2 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 2 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia, 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 Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia.

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

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $5.13 to $27.97 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 82% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia

The cheapest Bilbao - San Sebastián / Donostia train tickets can be found for as low as $25.82 if you’re lucky, or $51.18 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $65.68.

Find the best day to travel to San Sebastián / Donostia by train

When travelling to San Sebastián / Donostia by train, 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.

Alsa, founded in 1923, is a prominent Spanish bus company that operates national and international routes. The company has grown to become one of the largest bus companies in Europe. Alsa provides a comprehensive range of services, including regular and express routes, luxury buses, and sleeper buses. Alsa, dedicated to sustainability, reduces its carbon footprint by using alternative fuels and energy-efficient technologies.

Services on board Alsa from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia
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Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
5.4kg
Bus
5.79kg
Flight
15.44kg
Car
12.35kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Bilbao and San Sebastián / Donostia are 5.4kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Bilbao and San Sebastián / Donostia? By taking the train between Bilbao and San Sebastián / Donostia you will save 10.04kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.39kg compared to a bus and 6.95kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia?
A train ticket from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia is $43.58. 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 $25.78.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia is $25.78. 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 Bilbao and San Sebastián / Donostia by train?
Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia is 47.97 mi.
How long does the train between Bilbao and San Sebastián / Donostia take?
Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia is on average 5 hr 55 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 19 min.
Which companies operate from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia?
The train journey from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Alsa, Renfe - Media Distancia, Renfe, Renfe - Intercity and Alvia.
How many train connections per day go from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia?
Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia has 2 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia leave?
The earliest train from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia departs at 6:46 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 train from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia depart?
The latest train from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia departs at 4:37 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 Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $25.78 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.
From which stations can I leave from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia?
There are 3 station(s) that you can depart from Bilbao to go to San Sebastián / Donostia. You can go from Castrejana Carretera Zorroza-Castrejana,, Bilbao Estación de Autobuses and Bilbao Abando and you can arrive at Gros and Donostia.
What's the fastest journey time between Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Bilbao and San Sebastián / Donostia is 4 hr 19 min.
Is there a direct train from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia?
Yes, there is a direct train between Bilbao and San Sebastián / Donostia.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia by train?
The train journey from Bilbao to San Sebastián / Donostia creates 5.4kg of CO2 emissions.

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