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Peine del Viento (The Wind Comb) monument in Donostia/San Sebastián
Peine del Viento (The Wind Comb) monument in Donostia/San Sebastián

From Bilbao to San Sebastián

Travel by coach from Bilbao to San Sebastián with ALSA for a quick, comfortable and pleasant journey. Only ALSA offers you the chance to travel from Bilbao to San Sebastián by coach at the best rate guaranteed. And if you buy your tickets in advance at www.alsa.com you can avail of our cheapest deals.

Useful information

  • Frequency: over 10 daily services in both directions (night services, either direct or with stops, depending on the time).
  • Timetable: buses depart between 5:15 am and 10:00 pm.
  • Distance between cities: 127 km (78 mi). The entire journey is on the motorway.
  • Trip duration: between 1.00 and 1.55 hours depending on the service.

Bus stations in Bilbao and San Sebastián

Coaches travelling from Bilbao to San Sebastián depart from either the Estación Termibus bus station, located on Gurtubay Kalea, 1.

All stations are connected to the public transport network (metro and bus) and have public parking. Your journey will end at the Estación de Autobuses de San Sebastián bus station, located on Pasadizo Egia, s/n.

What to see in Bilbao

Bilbao boasts a mixture of old and new, from the Guggenheim Museum to the city’s old quarter. Taking a stroll through the city centre, you can't help but notice the Church of San Antón and the Merced Bridge. There are also lots of museums, cinemas, and theatres offering a great selection of events all the year round. As you wander around the “Seven Streets” of the old town, you will find plenty of restaurants and bars to try some traditional dishes, not to mention the great selection of pintxos.

What to see in San Sebastián

The city invites you to discover it on foot so that you can really take in the façades that fill the streets with history, particularly in the old town, offering visitors all kinds of bustling shops and bars, to the backdrop of ancient buildings. It is a big tourist destination thanks to the range of leisure activities it offers visitors both on the beach and in the mountains. It is also a sure bet if you are looking for some culture, with a varied programme of events, the most famous being the International Film Festival and the Jazz Festival.