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Barcelona to San Sebastian Train Tickets E‑TICKET

Barcelona to San Sebastian Train Tickets

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

Renfe E-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 30% cancellation fee applies.
  • Renfe E-Ticket Base Fare
    The base fare is not discounted, and also offers variable prices depending on time of booking and travel. Refunds are permitted up to 1 day before departure, where a 20% cancellation fee applies.

Renfe E-ticket classes

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

Renfe E-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 and amenities

  • Air-conditioned coaches
  • 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

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

E-ticket delivery
Receive your e-ticket by email as a PDF document, which can be printed out from home or uploaded to your smartphone or tablet, and is valid for travel from Barcelona to San Sebastian 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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