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Figueres to San Sebastián by train

It takes an average of 9h 58m to travel from Figueres to San Sebastián by train, over a distance of around 261 miles (421 km). There are normally 3 trains per day travelling from Figueres to San Sebastián and tickets for this journey start from $67.60 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 11m
PriceFrom $67.60
Distance261 miles (421 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
First train07:08
Last train12:59
Departure stationFigueres
Arrival stationSan Sebastián
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsALSA, Renfe, Vibasa

Renfe, Alvia, Trenhotel and Media Distancia trains from Figueres to San Sebastián

You can travel from Figueres to San Sebastián on Renfe, Alvia, Trenhotel and Media Distancia trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.

Renfe's Alvia services combine high-speed tracks with lower speed sections, reaching speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h) on international lines and 125 mph (200 km/h) on conventional lines. These trains connect the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante with the other main Spanish cities. Alvia offers two types of classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). The latter has wider seats, carriages with fewer seats, offers complimentary food and drinks, free newspapers, and access to parking and Club meeting rooms.

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The Trenhotel is Renfe's night train service, which serves national and international routes in Portugal. The trains offer three classes with different levels of comfort for the beds and seats – Turista (Second Class), Preferente (First Class) and Gran Confort or Gran Clase. There are six different Trenhotel routes – Galicia (Barcelona – Vigo), Rosalía de Castro (Barcelona – A Coruña), Rías Gallegas (Madrid – Pontevedra), Atlántico (Madrid – Ferrol), Lusitania (Madrid – Lisbon) and Surexpreso (Irun – Lisbon).

Renfe's Media Distancia are regional trains operated by CAF locomotives that run on medium-distance routes not covered by Avant high-speed trains. Most Media Distancia trains have one class. However, there are some that will have Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). These trains also have spaces for bicycles, and all seats are equipped with power sockets and reading lights.

Cheap train tickets from Figueres to San Sebastián

The price of train tickets from Figueres to San Sebastián starts at $67.60 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Figueres to San Sebastián by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Figueres to San Sebastián

Want to know more about your journey from Figueres to San Sebastián? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Figueres to San Sebastián take?

The average journey time by train between Figueres and San Sebastián is 9 hours and 58 minutes, with around 3 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Figueres and San Sebastián by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Figueres to San Sebastián is 8 hours and 11 minutes.

How much does the train from Figueres to San Sebastián cost?

Train tickets from Figueres to San Sebastián can start from as little as $67.60 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Figueres to San Sebastián?

No, there are no direct train services from Figueres to San Sebastián. Travelling from Figueres to San Sebastián by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Figueres to San Sebastián leave?

The first train from Figueres to San Sebastián leaves at 07:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Figueres to San Sebastián leave?

The last train from Figueres to San Sebastián leaves at 12:59. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Figueres and San Sebastián by train?

Trains travelling from Figueres to San Sebastián cover a distance of around 261 miles (421 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Figueres to San Sebastián for a typical week day using timetable data for . On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/05/2021 for travel on 08/05/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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