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Journey timeFrom 3h 42m
Price$23.36 - $53.20
Distance77km (48 miles)
Departure stationBilbao
Arrival stationSan Sebastián
Changes1 change
Train and bus operators

Bilbao to San Sebastián train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bilbao to San Sebastián for Monday 14th Oct 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDurationTrainOperated by
06:3010:484h 18m, 1 changeAlvia/Avant 433, Regional Exprés 16001Renfe
09:4213:243h 42m, 1 changeIntercity 283, Alvia/Avant 4087Renfe
15:2019:484h 28m, 1 changeAlvia/Avant 437, Media Distancia 18063Renfe
17:0020:493h 49m, 1 changeAlvia/Avant 4266, Intercity 280Renfe
06:3010:484h 18m, 1 changeAlvia/Avant 433, Regional Exprés 16001Renfe
09:4213:243h 42m, 1 changeIntercity 283, Alvia/Avant 4087Renfe
15:2019:484h 28m, 1 changeAlvia/Avant 437, Media Distancia 18063Renfe
17:0020:493h 49m, 1 changeAlvia/Avant 4266, Intercity 280Renfe
06:3010:484h 18m, 1 changeAlvia/Avant 433, Regional Exprés 16001Renfe
09:4213:243h 42m, 1 changeIntercity 283, Alvia/Avant 4087Renfe

Cheap train tickets from Bilbao to San Sebastián

Train tickets from Bilbao to San Sebastián start at €20.15 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 €34.22.
lowest price found
from20.15
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price33.90
on the day
avg. single price34.22

Biglietti e offerte Trenitalia e Frecciarossa

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 Bilbao to San Sebastián by booking early.§

Biglietti e offerte Italo treno

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.

Risparmia prenotando in anticipo

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!

Biglietti e offerte treni internazionali

Take a look at treni in Europa Low Cost 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Bilbao 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 Bilbao to San Sebastián take?

The average journey time by train between Bilbao and San Sebastián is 4 hours and 4 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 Bilbao and San Sebastián by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bilbao to San Sebastián is 3 hours and 42 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Bilbao to San Sebastián can start from as little as €20.15 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 Bilbao to San Sebastián?

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

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

The first train from Bilbao to San Sebastián leaves at 06:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bilbao to San Sebastián leaves at 17:00. 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 Bilbao and San Sebastián by train?

Trains travelling from Bilbao to San Sebastián cover a distance of around 77km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from San Sebastián to Bilbao. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián.
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 Bilbao to San Sebastián for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/10/2019. 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 11/04/2019 for travel on 11/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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