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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 £15.00
  2. 30 day advance £30.00
  • First train
    05:10
  • Last train
    16:33
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 18m

Travelling from San Sebastian to Madrid by train

The fastest trains from San Sebastian to Madrid take around 5 hours and 18 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 353 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between San Sebastian and Madrid.

Direct trains run between San Sebastian and Madrid. We usually find around 6 direct trains on the route from San Sebastian to Madrid every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 5 departures. And the duration is normally about 5 hours and 18 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Madrid is usually scheduled to depart San Sebastian around 05:10 and the last train is around 16:33. At weekends the first train of the day leaves San Sebastian around 08:57, and the last at 16:33.

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

When to book San Sebastian to Madrid train tickets?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from San Sebastian to Madrid are £15.00.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £30, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

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 San Sebastian to Madrid by train.

Which trains operate between San Sebastian and Madrid?

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

  • Alvia
  • Intercity
  • Media Distancia

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

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

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