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Taking the train from San Sebastián to Paris in 23 hours 24 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from San Sebastián to Paris? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 25 hours 16 minutes to travel the 435 miles (700 km) from San Sebastián to Paris by train, although you can get there in as little as 23 hours 24 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 3 trains per day running on this route. You’ll need to make 2 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from San Sebastián to Paris start from €69.50 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Paris? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

San Sebastián to Paris by train

It takes an average of 25h 16m to travel from San Sebastián to Paris by train, over a distance of around 435 miles (700 km). There are normally 3 trains per day travelling from San Sebastián to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €69.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 23h 24m
PriceFrom €69.50
Distance435 miles (700 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
First train07:28
Last train14:04
Departure stationSan Sebastián
Arrival stationParis
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, BlaBlaBus, ALSA

Cheap train tickets from San Sebastián to Paris

The price of train tickets from San Sebastián to Paris starts at €69.50 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 to Paris 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between San Sebastián and Paris is 25 hours and 16 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 and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from San Sebastián to Paris is 23 hours and 24 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from San Sebastián to Paris can start from as little as €69.50 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.

Is there a direct train from San Sebastián to Paris?

No, there are no direct train services from San Sebastián to Paris. Travelling from San Sebastián to Paris by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from San Sebastián to Paris leaves at 07:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from San Sebastián to Paris leaves at 14:04. 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 and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from San Sebastián to Paris cover a distance of around 435 miles (700 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to San Sebastián. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from San Sebastián to Paris.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for San Sebastián to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for . 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 06/21/2022 for travel on 06/21/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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