Madrid to San Sebastian by TrainThe train from San Sebastian to Madrid takes about five hours and costs under 60 euros.
Trains from Madrid to San Sebastian depart from Puerta de Atocha train station. Read more about Bus and Train Stations in Madrid.
Renfe.es, Spain's official rail website, is a mess and has been described as "like Alice in Wonderland, where nothing seems to be what it really is" by Trip Advisor.
Residents of Canada and USA should instead use Rail Europe and get their tickets delivered to their home address. Citizens of other countries should also use the link below to check timetables but buy tickets in person.
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Madrid to San Sebastian by BusThere are regular buses throughout the day between Madrid and San Sebastian. The journey takes six hours and costs about 30 euros.
Buses from Madrid to San Sebastian depart from Avenida de America bus station. Read more about Bus and Train Stations in Madrid.
You can book most bus tickets in Spain online at no extra charge. Just pay with a credit card and print out the e-ticket.
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Madrid to San Sebastian by CarTake the A-1 to Burgos and then follow the AP-1 San Sebastian. Burgos is worth a stop along the way to break up the journey. The 453km journey should take about 4h45.
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Flights from Madrid to San SebastianThere are no flights from Madrid to San Sebastian but you could fly to nearby Bilbao instead.
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