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Puerta de Alcalá in Madrid
Puerta de Alcalá in Madrid

From Donostia/San Sebastián to Madrid

Travel by coach from San Sebastián to Madrid with ALSA for a quick, comfortable and pleasant journey. Only ALSA offers you the chance to travel from San Sebastián to Madrid 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 06:30 pm.
  • Distance between cities: 457 km (283 mi). The entire journey is on the motorway.
  • Trip duration: between 5.10 and 7.15 hours depending on the service.

Bus stations in San Sebastián and Madrid

Coaches travelling from San Sebastián to Madrid depart from the Estación de Autobuses Donosti bus station, located on Pasadizo Egia, s/n.

All stations are connected to the public transport network and have public parking. Your journey will end either at the Estación Sur de Autobuses bus station, the Avenida de América transport hub or the Madrid Barajas Airport - T4.

What to see in San Sebastián

San Sebastián, also known as Donosti, 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.

What to see in Madrid

Madrid 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. The Spanish capital is also a top destination for foodies, and boasts a huge variety of national and international cuisine in its many restaurants and bars.