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

From Madrid to Donostia/San Sebastián

Travel by coach from Madrid to Donostia/San Sebastián with ALSA for a quick, comfortable and pleasant journey. Only ALSA offers you the chance to travel from Madrid to Donostia/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 15 daily services in both directions (night services, either direct or with stops, depending on the time).
  • Timetable: buses depart between 12:30 am and 11:30 pm.
  • Distance between cities: 452 km (280 mi). The entire journey is on the motorway.
  • Trip duration: between 5.10 and 6.35 hours depending on the service.

Bus stations in Madrid and San Sebastián

Coaches travelling from Madrid to Donostia/San Sebastián depart from either the Avenida de América transport hub, the Estación Sur bus station or the Madrid Barajas Airport - T4.

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

What to see in Madrid

The Spanish capital boasts a huge range of cultural and sightseeing options. You can drop into one of its museums, such as the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza, and the Reina Sofía national art centre, or take a stroll through its famous streets, from the Puerta del Sol to the Gran Vía, enjoying the architecture of the Royal Palace, and the Fountains of Neptune and Cybele.

What to see in Donostia/San Sebastián

Known in the Antiquity as La Bella Easo (the beautiful Easo), San Sebastián is a big tourist destination that combines beaches and mountains, as well as a culinary offering that has gained in prestige in recent years. The famous Paseo de la Concha surrounds the beach of the same name, and the beach of La Ondarreta, finishing up at Peine del Viento (the Wind Comb). Strolling around the old port, or browsing the Kursaal, the Miramar Palace, or the Victoria Eugenia Theatre are all great ways of visiting this city.