San Sebastián has 3 airports (2 international) within just over 100 km of the city.
Only 20 kilometres away 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 away from the city, and Biarritz Airport, served by French and international low-cost companies, is only 47km away from the city.
|San Sebastián Airport (EAS) – 20 KM
|SAN SEBASTIAN Airport shuttle service to SAN SEBASTIÁN
|Bilbao Airport (BIO)- 105 KM
|BILBAO Airport shuttle service to SAN SEBASTIÁN
|Biarritz Airport (BIQ) – 47KM
|BIARRITZ Airport shuttle service to SAN SEBASTIÁN
|Vitoria-Gasteiz Airport (VIT) – 101KM
|There is no shuttle service. Alsa and Pesa bus companies offer this service from the Vitoria-Gasteiz Bus Station.
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), in order to connect the city with other destinations in the near future.
There is also an underground railway, the Metro Donostialdea, a narrow-gauge train connection with Bilbao and cities along the Basque Coast, such as Zarautz. The service links the city also with Hendaye (France) and the SNCF, french rail service, and with Lasarte passing through Donostia. The train is popularly known as the “Topo” or “Mole”.
The San Sebastian new bus station has lines to cities throughout Spain and part of Europe.
The underground station has 21 bays, a café, newsstand and a left luggage office with 66 lockers where you can leave your belongings. Navilens and Navilens Go app system signals posts are available all around the station. It also has two floors of parking space for up to 384 vehicles.
Eight of the city’s Dbus lines will stop in the area around the station, on the ground level: the lines 17, 24, 37 and 45 in front of Renfe train station; 9, 41, 42 at Duque de Mandas street and 27 at Gernikako Arbolaren pasealekua next to María Cristina bridge.
Private cars that need to leave or take friends and relatives at the bus station can use the “Estación” underground parking 15 minutes for free.
In addition to national and international routes such as those from Madrid, Barcelona, Santander, Asturias, Logroño, Pamplona, Bayonne – Biarritz or Paris the following provincial routes also have their departure / arrival at the new bus station: DO01, DO02, DO03, DO50B, DB02, DB03, DB07 and UK01.
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 way to get in San Sebastian is parking your car in Ficoba Exhibition Centre in Irun (at the French border, 20 Kms from San Sebastian) and take the Euskotren train to San Sebastian (40 minutes ride).
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.
- Underground pay parkings all around the town
- Park and Ride free car parks with bus connection to the city centre.
- You can park on the street but only on TAO / OTA blue areas where parking is limited by time.
- Download the San Sebastián parking map | PDF (2 MB)
Kursaal Congress Centre – Auditorium
Located in the heart of the city and facing the sea, the Kursaal is an avant-garde building designed by Rafael Moneo and won the Mies van der Rohe Prize for the best building in Europe in 2001.
It has 2 auditoriums and multipurpose rooms equipped with state-of-the-art-technology, and an experienced team of staff, which makes it the ideal venue to host both small business meetings and large-scale congresses, product presentations, conventions or trade fairs.
In addition, it has 1500 square metres of facade with LED lighting available to customers as a communication tool.
Its location allows easy access to most hotels, restaurants and shops. A team led by Andoni Luis Aduriz, a two Michelinstar chef, is in charge of the restaurant service which involves in-situ preparation.
- Environmental Management certificate: ISO 14001:2004 (2008)
- Global Accessibility certificate: ISO 17001:2001 (2007)
- Managenement Quality: Silver Q-EFQM (2005)
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