Biarritz to San Sebastian

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1. Posted by EDAngeli (Budding Member 44 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


I am going for a weekend to San Sebastian in Basque country in the summer with some friends. We are actually flying into Biarritz on the French side. I was wondering if anyone knows the best way to get from Biarritz Airport to San Sebastian. Have looked it up but have got many different conflicting answers and some of them were quite old web pages so thought I would ask...

Also any advice/suggestions for the best things to do in San Sebastian would be greatly appreciated!


2. Posted by altrain5 (Budding Member 12 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hello there,

I did the exact same trip a few years ago. I flew into Biarritz, stayed there for one night and then went to San Sebastian.
From the airport, I believe you will need to take two buses: one to the city center and then another to the train station. It wasn't too complicated -- I figured it out on arrival at the tourist info booth in the airport. Alternatively you can take a taxi to the train station or city center (probably around 10-20 euros).

I'm sure you've identified there are two options to get to San Sebastian. There is a bus that leaves from the city center. I think this is a good option if the times work out for you. They times didn't work for me, so I ended up taking the train which was pretty easy and cheap (I think it was only 10-15 euro round trip). The only complicated part of the train journey is that you have to transfer at a border town to the Spanish train system. But it's really not complicated at all and the staff at the train station were helpful in explaining everything.

San Sebastian is a beautiful city and you'll have a great time there. I only had two days there and it was very relaxing. We hiked up a hill near the city center that had a statue and offered great views of the city. Other than that, we spent a lot of time relaxing on the beach and going to all the bars to try the delicious pinchos (tapas).