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Traveling from San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza by train

Looking to travel from San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 5 hours 19 minutes to travel from San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 3 hours 56 minutes though. You'll usually find 3 trains per day running along the 206 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Zaragoza. This route is operated by Renfe, the Spanish national rail operator, who run long and medium distance trains across the country. During you journey you're likely to be traveling on one of their high-speed services – AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia or Avlo – or a regional Media Distancia, Regional or Express Regional train.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza start from $9.46 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Zaragoza by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza by train

It takes an average of 5h 19m to travel from San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza by train, over a distance of around 128 miles (206 km). There are normally 3 trains per day traveling from San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza and tickets for this journey start from $9.46 when you book in advance.

First train

07:10

Last train

15:17

Departure station

San Sebastián-Donostia

Arrival station

Zaragoza

Journey time

3h 56m

Distance

206 miles (128 km)

Frequency

3 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $9.46

Train and bus operators

Renfe, ALSA

San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza train times

Check out the next trains departing from San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:10 10:06 3h 56m, direct
13:04 17:40 4h 36m, 1 change
14:17 21:42 7h 25m, 2 changes

Renfe and Alvia trains from San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza

You can travel from San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza on Renfe and Alvia 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.

Cheap train tickets from San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza

The price of train tickets from San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza starts at $9.46 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 San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza 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 San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza

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

The average journey time by train between San Sebastián-Donostia and Zaragoza is 5 hours and 19 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 San Sebastián-Donostia and Zaragoza by train?

The fastest journey time by train from San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza is 3 hours and 56 minutes.

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

Train tickets from San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza can start from as little as $9.46 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 San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza?

Yes, it is possible to travel from San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza leaves at 07:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza leaves at 15:17. 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 San Sebastián-Donostia and Zaragoza by train?

Trains travelling from San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza cover a distance of around 128 miles (206 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zaragoza to San Sebastián-Donostia.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for San Sebastián-Donostia to Zaragoza for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 01/17/2023 for travel on 01/17/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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