Barcelona to San Sebastian Train Tickets


San Sebastian

San Sebastian
One Way
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Bask in the sunshine along the Spanish coastline by taking a trip from Barcelona to San Sebastian by train. Once aboard Renfe’s mighty Alvia or Intercity high-speed commuter, you’ll ride in comfort and style, and at a top speed of 250km/h! Standard and First Class seating is available on both trains, along with several friendly services and handy amenities designed to enhance your rail travel experience.

San Sebastian is a popular resort destination in Spain’s northern region. Located on the breathtaking Bay of Biscay, this coastal city is renowned for its numerous vibrant, sandy beaches, fine-dining restaurants and boutique fashion shops. During your stay, take a tour of Parte Vieja, San Sebastian’s historic old town district, catch some rays on the famous Beach of la Concha, or enjoy some family fun at the Mount Igueldo amusement park.

Purchase your Renfe e-ticket here and then print it out at home upon email delivery. With ticket in hand, you’re set to travel from Barcelona to San Sebastian by train, seat reservation included!

Journey Details


There are 2 non-stop train departures each day of the week: 7:30am and 3:30pm; the only exception is on Saturday, when a third train leaves at 10:05am.

Travel time

5 hours and 33 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations

Barcelona Sants and San Sebastian

Train features

Renfe Alvia and Intercity high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 250km/h
Ticket Fares

Renfe E-ticket Promo Fare

The least expensive option offers variable prices depending on time of booking and travel. Ticket exchanges or refunds are not permitted.

Renfe E-ticket Promo+ Fare

Slightly more expensive than the Promo fare, and also offering variable prices depending on time of booking and travel. Refunds are permitted up to 1 day before departure, where a cancellation fee applies.

Renfe E-Ticket Base Fare

No discounts. Prices may vary depending on time of booking and travel. Refunds are permitted up to 1 day before departure, where a cancellation fee applies.
Ticket Classes


Standard class with comfortable, quality seats; access to the cafeteria/buffet car for coffee, tea, lunch or hot meals.

Turista Plus

Upgraded “Turista” class with spacious, reclining seats (available on Intercity trains only).


First class with deluxe, ample seats; spacious, well-lit coaches; onboard newspapers and magazines; access to Renfe’s train station Club Rooms.
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children between the ages of 4 and 13 save up to 40% off the base fare. Children under 4 years old who do not occupy a seat travel for free.

Youth discount

Youths under 26 years of age save up to 25% off the base fare. To be eligible for this discount, youth passengers must carry one of the following cards: a Carné Joven Euro<26 issued by autonomous regions in Spain and by the corresponding organizations in countries associated with the EYCA institution, a ISTC GO 25 Card issued by UNESCO or a Rail Plus Junior Card issued abroad.

Senior discount

Seniors over the age of 60 save up to 40% off the base fare from Monday to Thursday and 25% off from Friday to Sunday. To be eligible for this discount, senior passengers must carry a Dorada Card, which is valid for one year and can be requested at Renfe stations, ticket offices and travel agencies for 5,05 Euros (price subject to change).
Train Services
  • Air conditioning
  • Comfortable, roomy seats with footrests
  • Onboard food and drink catering
  • Individual reading lights
  • Audio and video channels
  • Travel and service PA system announcements
  • Designated storage areas for luggage items
  • Wheelchair-accessible facilities
Additional Details

Seat reservations

Your Renfe e-ticket includes travel in a specific seat.

E-ticket delivery

Receive your e-ticket as a PDF document, which you can print at home or upload to your smartphone or tablet, and is valid for travel from Barcelona to Seville by train.

Airport transfer

Get a free airport transfer ticket to Barcelona Sants train station with the purchase of your Renfe e-ticket. After arriving at the airport in Barcelona, go to a Renfe ticket machine and simply enter the 5 digit pass code called “CombinadoCercanias” which is located on the left upper corner of your PDF ticket to retrieve your free airport transfer ticket.

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