If you want to know more about the journey from San Sebastián-Donostia to Bilbao by train, look no further!
The average journey time from San Sebastián-Donostia to Bilbao by train is 5 hours 33 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 4 hours 11 minutes. Around 4 trains per day travel the 48 miles (78 km) between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change along the way to Bilbao.
Book train tickets from San Sebastián-Donostia to Bilbao in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from €14.39. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.
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It takes an average of 5h 33m to travel from San Sebastián-Donostia to Bilbao by train, over a distance of around 48 miles (78 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from San Sebastián-Donostia to Bilbao and tickets for this journey start from €14.39 when you book in advance.
From 4h 11m
48 miles (78 km)
4 trains per day
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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 San Sebastián-Donostia to Bilbao 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!
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.
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The average journey time by train between San Sebastián-Donostia and Bilbao is 5 hours and 33 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 San Sebastián-Donostia to Bilbao is 4 hours and 11 minutes.
Train ticket prices from San Sebastián-Donostia to Bilbao can start from as little as €14.39 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from San Sebastián-Donostia to Bilbao. Travelling from San Sebastián-Donostia to Bilbao by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from San Sebastián-Donostia to Bilbao leaves at 05:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from San Sebastián-Donostia to Bilbao 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.
Trains travelling from San Sebastián-Donostia to Bilbao cover a distance of around 48 miles (78 km) during the journey.