Travel & Accommodation

How to get to Donostia-San Sebastián

Nearest airports

San Sebastián (Spain, 22 km)

Operating Iberia, AirNostrum and Vueling (only from Madrid and Barcelona, so, you need to go through these airports).

Taxi to San Sebastian 30€ approx.

Bus stop in front of the airport every 30 min and takes another 30 min to San Sebastián.

Biarritz (France, 49 km)

Operating Ryanair, Air France, Hop!, Flybe, EasyJet, Finnair, etc., to many destinations

Taxi to San Sebastian 75€ approx. No bus to San Sebastián.

Bilbao (Spain) (103 km)

Operating plenty of airlines: Iberia, British, Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, Air France, Alitalia, Brussels Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, EasyJet, Norwegian, TAP, Turkish Airlines, etc., flying to main destinations all around Europe.

Taxi 120€ approx.

There is a bus stop in front of the airport entrance, with a service each hour, and takes 1 hour to San Sebastián (around 15 euros). It is better to reserve the ticket in advance: When selecting the origin be in mind that LOIU is the Bilbao airport location to be selected, and destination is Donostia-San Sebastián.


San Sebastián has a lot of hotels in all categories, but medium price is quite high.
You might check the site of the San Sebastián tourism office for more information, city map and booking:

Recommended accommodation in San Sebastián

Hotel Niza (***) – 55€ approx.

Hotel Europa (***) – 85€ approx.

Hotel Arrizul – 99€ approx.

Hotel Monte Ulia – 50€ approx (this is closer to AZTI, but far from the centre town)

How to get from Donostia-San Sebastián to AZTI-Pasaia

LURRALDEBUS bus service

The direct service is the E09 line.
Buses depart every 15 minutes from Okendo street stop, in Donostia-San Sebastian. You need to get off the bus at Mercadillo stop, close to AZTI Pasaia premises, which is about a 2-minute walk. The travel is around 15 minutes and the cost is around 1.5 euros.

Travel information on the nearest airports, public transport and accommodation can also be found here.