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Route overview
Avg. journey time9h 01m
Trains per day2
Fare range€19.00 - €275.00
Train operatorsVibasa
First & last trains
First train departs at07:30
Last train departs at21:15
Fastest journey
Fastest route5h 33m
Origin StationBarcelona Sants
Destination StationSan Sebastián-Donostia

Barcelona Sants to San Sebastián-Donostia train times

Check out the next trains departing from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastián-Donostia for Tuesday 2nd Apr 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
Barcelona Sants
San Sebastián-Donostia
5h 33m
Barcelona Sants
San Sebastián-Donostia
7h 04m
1 change
Barcelona Sants
San Sebastián-Donostia
7h 38m
1 change
Barcelona Sants
San Sebastián-Donostia
5h 40m
Barcelona Sants
San Sebastián-Donostia
14h 33m
1 change

Renfe, AV-City and Alvia trains from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastián-Donostia

You can travel from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastián-Donostia on Renfe, AV-City 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 has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe, linking major cities with AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia, and Euromed trains. Long-distance routes are served by Altaria and Talgo trains, while regional routes are operated by Media Distancia, Regional and Express Regional trains. Renfe also operates on international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe trains offer four different travel classes, depending on the train you’re travelling on – Turista (Standard), Turista Plus (Premium Economy), Preferente (Business Class) and Club (First Class).

Designed to complement its AVE high-speed service, Renfe’s AV-City trains usually offer cheaper fares than the AVE. The trains have two comfort classes available – Turista (standard) and Turista Plus (wider, more comfortable seats and extra legroom). All trains have air conditioning and WiFi on board, and most also have a buffet carriage serving food and beverages.

Renfe's Alvia services combine high-speed tracks with lower speed sections, reaching speeds of up to 250 km/h on international lines and 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 Barcelona Sants to San Sebastián-Donostia

Train tickets from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastián-Donostia start at €19.40 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 €79.93.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price70.77
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price73.85
on the day
avg. single price79.93

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 Barcelona Sants 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 dependant on the individual train operating company you travel with.

How long does it take to travel from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastián-Donostia by train?

The average journey time between Barcelona Sants and San Sebastián-Donostia is 9 hours and 1 minute and the fastest journey time is 5 hours and 33 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 6 trains per day travelling from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastián-Donostia. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastián-Donostia?

The first train from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastián-Donostia departs at 07:30. The last train from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastián-Donostia departs at 21:15. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Barcelona Sants and San Sebastián-Donostia?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastián-Donostia without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastián-Donostia. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from San Sebastián-Donostia to Barcelona Sants.
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 Barcelona Sants to San Sebastián-Donostia for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/04/2019. 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 01/10/2018 for travel on 01/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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