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San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao by train

The journey from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao by train is 47.97 mi and takes 6 hr 14 min. There are 2 connections per day, with the first departure at 8:52 AM and the last at 4:52 PM. It is possible to travel from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao by train for as little as $17.41 or as much as $43.01. The best price for this journey is $17.41.

Lowest Price$17.41
Journey Duration6 hr 14 min
Connection per Day2
Lowest Price$17.41
Highest Price$43.01
First Departure8:52 AM
Last Departure4:52 PM
Distance47.97 mi
DepartureSan Sebastián / Donostia
ArrivalBilbao
CarriersRenfe, FlixBus

San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, Jul 14, 2024

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How much does it cost to get from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao by train?

When you're traveling from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $29.07. You might be able to find prices as low as $17.41, 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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When you're traveling from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $29.07. 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 much time will it take to go from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao by train?

The journey between San Sebastián / Donostia and Bilbao by train is approximately 47.97 mi. It will take you more or less 6 hr 14 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey between San Sebastián / Donostia and Bilbao runs for about 47.97 mi and usually takes approximately 6 hr 14 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 29 min. If you are trying to get from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao 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.

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

In general, the first departure of the day will leave San Sebastián / Donostia at 8:52 AM, and the last departure will leave at 4:52 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 San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao 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. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao, which usually leaves at 8:52 AM. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 4:52 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

What are the stations on the San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao route?

You will be able to leave San Sebastián / Donostia by using stations such as Donostia,Gros (APD.). These connect you to stations including Bilbao Abando,Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses,Bilbao - Kastrexana in Bilbao. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in San Sebastián / Donostia or in Bilbao, for your convenience while traveling.

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

If you want to get from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 2 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 0 direct journeys between San Sebastián / Donostia and Bilbao. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 2 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao. 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 San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao
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 Bilbao.

Book in advance and save

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

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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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

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 $18.26 to $26.89 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 32% on your trip!

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

The cheapest San Sebastián / Donostia - Bilbao train tickets can be found for as low as $13.23 if you’re lucky, or $20.26 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $29.87.

Find the best day to travel to Bilbao by train

When travelling to Bilbao 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!

Services on board FlixBus from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao
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San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao 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 San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between San Sebastián / Donostia and Bilbao are 5.4kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between San Sebastián / Donostia and Bilbao? By taking the train between San Sebastián / Donostia and Bilbao 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 San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao?
A train ticket from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao is $29.07. 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 $17.41.
What's the cheapest train ticket from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao?
The cheapest ticket you can get from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao is $17.41. 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 Bilbao by train?
San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao is 47.97 mi.
How long does the train between San Sebastián / Donostia and Bilbao take?
San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao is on average 6 hr 14 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 29 min.
Which companies operate from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao?
The train journey from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Renfe and FlixBus.
How many train connections per day go from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao?
San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao has 2 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao leave?
The earliest train from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao departs at 8:52 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 San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao depart?
The latest train from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao departs at 4:52 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 Bilbao 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 $17.41 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.
What's the fastest journey time between San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao by train?
The fastest journey time by train between San Sebastián / Donostia and Bilbao is 5 hr 29 min.
Is there a direct train from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao?
Yes, there is a direct train between San Sebastián / Donostia and Bilbao.
What are the CO2 emissions for San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao by train?
The train journey from San Sebastián / Donostia to Bilbao creates 5.4kg of CO2 emissions.

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