Location and how to arrive

Strategic, easy-to-access location

One of the most popular routes of arrival for congressmen, congresswomen and attendees is by plane. There are 3 airports less than 100km away from the city.


Its strategic location and vast infrastructure network has made San Sebastián an easy-to-access location, connected to the rest of the world via all kinds of transportation.

Nearby cities

CityDistance in Km.En cocheEn autobúsEn trenEn avión
Bilbao 102 Kms. 1h 5 min. 1h 15 min. 3 h. -
Vitoria-Gasteiz 101 Kms. 1h 10 min. 1h 15 min. 1h. 40 min. -
Biarritz 50 Kms. 45 min. 1 h. 10 min. 1h. 40 min. -
Pamplona 82 Kms. 55 min. 1 h. 1h. 40 min. -
Madrid 457 Kms. 4h 35 min. 5h. 20 min. 6h. 20 min. 1h. 15 min.
Barcelona 570 Kms. 5h 40 min. 8h. 5h. 50 min. 1h. 5 min.


Main ways of travelling to San Sebastián

En avión En tren En coche

By plane

San Sebastián has 3 airports (2 international) within just over 100 km of the city.
Only 20 kilometers from the city centre, San Sebastián Airport has connections to the major Spanish cities; Madrid and Barcelona.
Bilbao Airport, with connections to all Europe, is 105km from the city, and Biarritz Airport, served by French and international low-cost companies, 47km.



Airport Bus 

San Sebastián Airport (EAS) - 20 KMS

  SAN SEBASTIAN Airport shuttle service to SAN SEBASTIÁN

Bilbao Airport (BIO)- 105 KMs


BILBAO Airpot shuttle service to SAN SEBASTIÁN 

Biarritz Airport (BIQ) - 47KMS

  BIARRITZ Airport shuttle service to SAN SEBASTIÁN

Vitoria-Gasteiz Airport (VIT) - 101KMs

  There is no shuttle service. Alsa and Pesa bus companies offer this service from the Vitoria-Gasteiz Bus Station.

By train


The company RENFE rail service offers both long-distanceo  train and suburban 

The train station in the centre of San Sebastián, the Estación del Norte, offers connections to numerous Spanish cities including Madrid and Barcelona, and to international destinations such as Paris and Lisbon.

Train journeys to and from San Sebastián will gain enormously in speed with the new Tren de Alta Velocidad (high speed train), due to connect the city with other destinations in the near future.


There is also an underground railway, the  Eusko Tren, a narrow-gauge train connection with Bilbao and cities along the Basque Coast, such as Zarautz. The service linking it also Hendaye (France) and the SNCF, french rail service, with Lasarte passing through Donostia. The train is popularly known as the "Topo" or "Mole"


The French company SNCF connects with world capitals such as Paris from Hendaye train station..

By car

Getting to San Sebastián by car is extremely easy. The city is connected to the rest of Spain and France by the N-1 (the national highway connecting Madrid to Irun), the AP-8 (Bilbao-Irun) and A-63 (Paris-Irun) motorways and the A-15 highway (Pamplona-San Sebastián).


Another comfortable and comfortable way to get to the city is by parking your car in the free parking lot of the Ficoba de Irún Exhibition Center and take the train from Euskotren to the center of San Sebastián. (40 minutes journey).

Once in San Sebastián, you can leave your car in one of the more than 6,000 parking places found in different parts of the city.

Parking pago

Underground pay parkings all around the town

Places available in real time.

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Parking disuasorio + Bus

Park and Ride free car parks with bus connection to the city centre.

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TAO / OTA blue areas

Blue areas where parking is limited by time.

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