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Train trips from Paris to San Sebastián

Figuring out your travel plans from Paris to San Sebastián? High-speed TGV trains can get you there in over six hours, with just one change along the way. There are no direct flights on this route, so try the more relaxing and eco-friendly option of train travel. Settle into snug seats and admire scenic views on SNCF’s ultra-modern TGV services. Upgrade to First Class and you’ll enjoy wider seats with complimentary food and drinks.

Arrive into San Sebastián revived from your comfortable journey and you’ll find yourself in the heart of the gorgeous resort town at the central train station. Wander through the cobblestoned old town or head directly to one of the many stunning beaches.

Interested? Scroll down for the FAQs and train times for the Paris to San Sebastián route.

Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia by train

It takes an average of 31h 10m to travel from Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia by train, over a distance of around 435 miles (700 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia and tickets for this journey start from $55.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 28h 45m
Price$55.20 - $425.78
Distance435 miles (700 km)
Frequency4 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationSan Sebastián-Donostia
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operators

Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia for Sunday Aug 9th 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
22:05 Paris Austerlitz10:48 San Sebastián-DonostiaIC Nuit 3731 SNCF Get tickets36h 43m, 3 changes
10:12 Paris Gare de Lyon16:34 San Sebastián-DonostiaTGV INOUI 9713 SNCF Get tickets30h 22m, 2 changes
11:41 Paris Gare de Lyon16:34 San Sebastián-DonostiaTGV INOUI 6193 SNCF Get tickets28h 53m, 4 changes
11:49 Paris Gare de Lyon16:34 San Sebastián-DonostiaTGV INOUI 6613 SNCF Get tickets28h 45m, 5 changes
22:05 Paris Austerlitz21:10 San Sebastián-DonostiaIC Nuit 3731 SNCF Get tickets23h 05m, 2 changes
10:12 Paris Gare de Lyon16:34 San Sebastián-DonostiaTGV INOUI 9713 SNCF Get tickets30h 22m, 2 changes
11:41 Paris Gare de Lyon16:34 San Sebastián-DonostiaTGV INOUI 6193 SNCF Get tickets28h 53m, 4 changes
11:49 Paris Gare de Lyon16:34 San Sebastián-DonostiaTGV INOUI 6613 SNCF Get tickets28h 45m, 5 changes
22:05 Paris Austerlitz10:48 San Sebastián-DonostiaIC Nuit 3731 SNCF Get tickets36h 43m, 3 changes
10:12 Paris Gare de Lyon16:34 San Sebastián-DonostiaTGV INOUI 9713 SNCF Get tickets30h 22m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia

Train tickets from Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia start at $55.20 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $185.40.
lowest price found
from$55.20
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price$158.58
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$176.98
on the day
avg. single price$185.40

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 Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia

Want to know more about your journey from Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia? 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 Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and San Sebastián-Donostia is 31 hours and 10 minutes, with around 4 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 Paris and San Sebastián-Donostia by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia is 28 hours and 45 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia cost?

Train tickets from Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia can start from as little as $55.20 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 Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia?

No, there are no direct train services from Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia. Travelling from Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia leave?

The first train from Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia leaves at 10:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia leave?

The last train from Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia leaves at 22:05. 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 Paris and San Sebastián-Donostia by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia cover a distance of around 435 miles (700 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from San Sebastián-Donostia to Paris.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/09/2020. 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 08/02/2020 for travel on 05/31/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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