Getting to Donostia/San Sebastián

By train

From Spain

San Sebastián has good rail connections to Madrid, Barcelona, Zaragoza and Portugal (see the Renfe site for tickets and timetables). From the main train station, you can get a taxi (10 minutes) or bus (20 minutes) to the venue.

From or via France

Travel to Hendaye on the SNCF network. From Hendaye station, follow the signs to local train connections (Euskotren/Topo), which will take you to the city centre (Amara-Donostia station) or to the university area (Lugaritz station). From either station you can catch a bus (10 minutes), walk to the venue (25 minutes from Amara; 20 minutes from Lugaritz) or take a taxi (10 minutes).

By coach

San Sebastián is easy to get to by coach, with connections to more than 20 cities in Spain (see local coach companies such as Alsa and Pesa for details), as well as international connections, mainly to France (see Flixbus for travel throughout Europe). The central bus station and the train station are in the same place; see the instructions above about getting to the venue.

By car

San Sebastián is easily accessed by road. The venue has cheap on-street parking, but if you chose to stay in a more central location, parking near your hotel will be expensive.

By air

Three airports serve San Sebastián: Bilbao (BIO), San Sebastián (EAS) and Biarritz (BIQ). All connect to the city centre via coach (1 hour from BIO, 25 minutes from EAS and 45 minutes from BIQ (Alsa or Pesa coach lines)).

By ferry from the UK

Ferries sail from Portsmouth to Santander all year, and you can travel on to San Sebastián by coach. There are other limited crossings from Plymouth to Santander and Portsmouth to Bilbao.

Green travel, carpooling & travel buddies

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