Practical information



Getting to San Sebastian


Avión, Transporte, Plano, Aire

San Sebastian has 3 airports (2 international) within just over 100 km of the city.

Only 20 kilometers from the city centre, San Sebastian Airport has connections to the major Spanish cities: Madrid and Barcelona.

Bilbao Airport, with connections to all of Europe, is 105 km from the city, and Biarritz Airport, served by French and international low-cost companies, is 47 km away.


Getting to San Sebastian by car is easy. The city is connected to the rest of Spain and France by the N-1 (the national highway connecting Madrid to Irun), the AP-8 (Bilbao-Irun) and A-63 (Paris-Irun) motorways and the A-15 highway (Pamplona-San Sebastian).


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The rail company RENFE offers a long-distance and suburban railway service. Located in the heart of the city, the Donostia-San Sebastian train station, known as Estación del Norte, is connected to the most important cities of Spain, France and Portugal.


There is also an underground railway, Euskotren, which is a narrow-gauge train connecting San Sebastian to Bilbao and cities along the Basque Coast, such as Zarautz. It also connects San Sebastian with Hendaye and with the SNCF French rail service. This train is known locally as the “Topo” or “Mole”.


From Hendaye train station the SNCF connects San Sebastian with Paris.



The new bus station in San Sebastian has routes to cities throughout Spain and parts of Europe.

The bus station “Estación DONOSTIA Geltokia” is situated in Paseo Federico García Lorca 1, near the RENFE train station – Estación del Norte.

The underground bus station has 21 bays, a café, newsstand and a left luggage office with 66 lockers where you can leave your belongings. It also has two floors of parking space for up to 384 vehicles.

Private cars that need to drop or collect friends and relatives at the bus station can use the “Estación” underground parking for 15 minutes for free.


Eight of the city’s Dbus routes stop in the area around the station: lines 17, 24, 37 and 45 stop in front of the Renfe train station – Estación del Norte; 9, 41, 42 at Duque de Mandas street and 27 at María Cristina bridge.