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Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia by train

The journey from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia by train is 219.2 mi and takes 6 hr 19 min. There are 4 connections per day, with the first departure at 7:15 AM and the last at 5:38 PM. It is possible to travel from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia by train for as little as $25.25 or as much as $97.61. The best price for this journey is $25.25.

Lowest Price$25.25
Journey Duration6 hr 19 min
Connection per Day4
Lowest Price$25.25
Highest Price$97.61
First Departure7:15 AM
Last Departure5:38 PM
Distance219.2 mi
DepartureMadrid
ArrivalSan Sebastián / Donostia
CarriersRenfe - Intercity, Alvia

Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia Train Times

Departure date
Monday, Jul 15, 2024

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Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

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

Prices will vary when you travel from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia. On average, though, you'll pay about $52.49 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as $25.25, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. 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 train 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 train tickets.
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When you're traveling from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $52.49. 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.

How long will it take me to travel from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia by train?

The distance between Madrid and San Sebastián / Donostia is approximately 219.2 mi. In general, it will take you about 6 hr 19 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. The distance between Madrid and San Sebastián / Donostia is around 219.2 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 6 hr 19 min. However, the fastest routes between Madrid and San Sebastián / Donostia take 4 hr 55 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

What time are the departures from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia, which usually leaves at 7:15 AM. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 5:38 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia, which usually leaves at 7:15 AM. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 5:38 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

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

In Madrid, departure stations include MADRID BARAJAS aeropuerto T1,MADRID (E),Madrid - Avenida de America,Madrid Barajas Airport,Madrid-Atocha,Madrid Chamartin,Madrid Méndez Alvaro,Madrid Puente de la Cea. When you arrive in San Sebastián / Donostia, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Donostia,Gros (APD.). Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many daily journeys are there from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia?

On average, there are 4 daily departures from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 4 departures from Madrid which travel directly to San Sebastián / Donostia. There are 0 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Madrid 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 Madrid 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 Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Madrid 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 Madrid 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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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.

Alvia, operated by Renfe, is a high-speed train service in Spain. With speeds of up to 250 km/h, Alvia trains, slightly slower than the 300 km/h maximum AVE trains reach, offer comfort and amenities like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. They seamlessly connect regional stations to major cities, ensuring efficient travel. The three train models available are Class 120, Class 130, and Class 730.

Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
24.69kg
Bus
26.46kg
Flight
70.55kg
Car
56.44kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Madrid and San Sebastián / Donostia are 24.69kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Madrid and San Sebastián / Donostia? By taking the train between Madrid and San Sebastián / Donostia you will save 45.86kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.77kg compared to a bus and 31.75kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia?
A train ticket from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia is $52.49. 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 $25.25.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia is $25.25. 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 Madrid and San Sebastián / Donostia by train?
Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia is 219.2 mi.
How long does the train between Madrid and San Sebastián / Donostia take?
Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia is on average 6 hr 19 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 55 min.
Which companies operate from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia?
The train journey from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Renfe - Intercity, Alvia and Renfe - Media Distancia.
How many train connections per day go from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia?
Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia has 4 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia leave?
The earliest train from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia departs at 7:15 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 Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia depart?
The latest train from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia departs at 5:38 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 Madrid 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 $25.25 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 Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia?
There are on average 4 direct connection(s) from Madrid to go to San Sebastián / Donostia.
What's the fastest journey time between Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Madrid and San Sebastián / Donostia is 4 hr 55 min.
Is there a direct train from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia?
Yes, there is a direct train between Madrid and San Sebastián / Donostia.
What are the CO2 emissions for Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia by train?
The train journey from Madrid to San Sebastián / Donostia creates 24.69kg of CO2 emissions.

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