Trains Madrid to San Sebastian

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Trains Madrid to San Sebastian - Facts 
  • Distance: 353 km
  • Fastest route: 5 hours 23 minutes 
  • Number of trains: 10 
  • Changes: 0 
  • First train: 07:02 
  • Last train: 21:02 
  • Trains operator(s): Renfe
  • Fare range: €17 - €287 
  • From price: €16
Cheap train tickets from Madrid to San Sebastian!

Book your train journey from Madrid to San Sebastian in just 2 minutes - always the best price! The rates from Madrid to San Sebastian start from €16!

Every day 10 trains run between Madrid and San Sebastian. The distance is 353 kilometers and the fastest train journey takes 5 hours 23 minutes. 

The earlier you book, the cheaper train tickets are. Just before departure, train tickets can be three to ten times more expensive. For this route the price difference from early booking to just before departure is  €17 - €287.

Train times / timetable

Find all train times in Europe here: travel from Madrid to San Sebastian with Renfe, the first train leaves at 07:02 and the last train at 21:02.

Train operators

Renfe

Renfe is the name of the national railways in Spain. Renfe operates on all major lines in Spain, like the high speed train AVE between Barcelona, Zaragoza, Madrid, Cordoba and Seville. 

Routes



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San Sebastian

Train Station San Sebastian

San Sebastian Donostia is the name of the main station in San Sebastian. 

  • Wifi: no 
  • Luggage lockers: no
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, see Saba

To the city centre (Centro) 

  • Walking: 5 minutes
  • Bike: 
  • Tram: - 
  • Subway: -
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes
More information: 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to travel from Madrid to San Sebastian?
The average travel time between Madrid and San Sebastian is 5 hours 23 minutes. On average 10 trains per day run between Madrid and San Sebastian. The first train is leaving Madrid at 07:02 and the last at 21:02. The prices for train tickets from Madrid to San Sebastian start from €16.

How much does it cost to take the train from Madrid to San Sebastian?
The train fares for tickets from Madrid to San Sebastian start from €16. If you book early you have more chance to buy cheap train tickets from Madrid to San Sebastian. Sometimes tickets cost up to 4-5 times more just before departure than at the time the sales period starts.

How do I get from Madrid to San Sebastian?
On average 10 trains per day run between Madrid and San Sebastian. The number of changes on this route is 0. Trains are one of the best ways to travel around Europe, they are fast, convenient and if you book on time there are often great deals. Fares for trains from Madrid to San Sebastian start from €16.

How long is the train ride from Madrid to San Sebastian?
The average travel time between Madrid and San Sebastian is 5 hours 23 minutes. Every day 10 runs between Madrid and San Sebastian and the number of changes is 0. Train times can vary at any time of the day - check our rail planner for all the actual train times.

How far is Madrid from San Sebastian by train?
The distance between Madrid and San Sebastian is 353 kilometers. The average travel time is 5 hours 23 minutes and there are approximately 10 trains per day running between Madrid and San Sebastian. The first train leaves from Madrid at 07:02 and the last one at 21:02.

Which trains run from Madrid to San Sebastian?
The following railway companies operate on the route between Madrid and San Sebastian: Renfe. The average travel time is 5 hours 23 minutes, the distance is 353 kilometers and fares start from €16.

How to buy cheap train tickets from Madrid to San Sebastian?
Book your train tickets from Madrid to San Sebastian as early as possible - sometimes it saves 4-5 times than booking just before departure. If rail tickets between Madrid and San Sebastian are already available try to avoid peak times and / or travel on Tuesday or Thursday. Train tickets from Madrid to San Sebastian start from €16.

Do prices go down for trains Madrid to San Sebastian?
Unfortunately, no - there are no last minutes. Train tickets from Madrid to San Sebastian only become more expensive the closer to departure time. The only way to purchase cheap train tickets is to book as early as possible. In general, it is more economical to travel between Madrid and San Sebastian on Tuesday or Thursday, avoid peak times and / or travel late in the morning or in the early afternoon.

Other way around - Train from San Sebastian to Madrid

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