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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey, based on how far in advance you book.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

30 day advance and 7 day advance prices are found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from today. These prices fluctuate daily based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price on a busy Saturday in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey on a Tuesday in winter.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

  1. Cheapest price £16.50
  2. 30 day advance £23.50
  3. 7 day advance £38.00
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    5hr 33m

Travelling from Barcelona to San Sebastian by train

The fastest trains from Barcelona to San Sebastian take around 5 hours and 33 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 401 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Barcelona and San Sebastian.

Direct trains run between Barcelona and San Sebastian.

We usually find around 2 direct trains on the route from Barcelona to San Sebastian every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends. The duration is normally about 5 hours and 33 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to San Sebastian is usually scheduled to depart Barcelona around 07:30 and the last train is around 15:30. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Barcelona to San Sebastian train tickets?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Barcelona to San Sebastian are £16.50.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £23 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around £38. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Barcelona to San Sebastian by train.

Which trains operate between Barcelona and San Sebastian?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Barcelona to San Sebastian, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Alvia
  • Intercity

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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