Hendaye to San Sebastián by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    09:19
  • Last train
    22:38
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    44m

Travelling from Hendaye to San Sebastián by train

Fast trains from Hendaye to San Sebastián take around 44 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 16 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Hendaye and San Sebastián.

Are there direct trains from Hendaye to San Sebastián?

Journeys between Hendaye and San Sebastián usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 18 departures on the route from Hendaye to San Sebastián every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 17 departures.

How long is the train journey from Hendaye to San Sebastián?

The Hendaye to San Sebastián train travel time is normally about 44 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Hendaye to San Sebastián train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to San Sebastián is usually scheduled to depart Hendaye around 09:22 and the last train is around 20:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Hendaye around 09:19, and the last at 22:38.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Hendaye to San Sebastián train tickets?

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 Hendaye to San Sebastián by train.

Which train companies operate between Hendaye and San Sebastián?

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

  • Alvia
  • Intercity
  • Intercités de Nuit
  • Media Distancia
  • Regional Express
  • TGV
  • Train Express Regional
  • Trenhotel

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

Find journey information for San Sebastián to Hendaye

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

Other journeys to San Sebastián View all journeys to San Sebastián

  1. The best way reach San Sebastián from Hendaye is not by train, but by tram. This is a rare instance where the train is not the wisest choice. Travelling through south-west France by train, several routes converge on Hendaye, the very last railway station in France before the Spanish border. The tracks lead on over the bridge to Irun in Spain, but too few trains actually head on over into Spain.

    Your best bet for crossing the border is to take the Metro Donostialdea tram. It runs every 30 mins from the station forecourt, taking just a couple of minutes for the hop over to Spain. The tram continues from Irun to San Sebastián taking 37 mins for the full journey from Hendaye. You can't book these tickets online. You can simply arrive at the station and buy your ticket then.

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    Hendaye to San Sebastián/Donostia

    Leave the station building at Hendaye, turn to the right and follow the blue ‘Euskotren / Metro Donostialdea’ signs to the tram stop. The tram is Route L10, usually signed as running to Lasarte Oria as its final destination. Basque language is the norm here, so you need to know the vital fact that San Sebastián is known as Donostia in Basque. Buy your ticket at the tram stop before travelling. The main station in Donostia / San Sebastián is Amara.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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