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.
|Journey time||From 28h 45m|
|Price||$55.20 - $425.78|
|Distance||435 miles (700 km)|
|Frequency||4 trains per day|
|Arrival station||San Sebastián-Donostia|
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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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia is 28 hours and 45 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia leaves at 10:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Paris to San Sebastián-Donostia cover a distance of around 435 miles (700 km) during the journey.