San Sebastian to Barcelona Train Tickets

San Sebastian

San Sebastian

One Way
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Come discover the host city for the 1992 Summer Olympics by taking a trip from San Sebastian to Barcelona 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

Barcelona ranks among the world’s leading tourist destination spots. Just wind your way through the cobblestone-lined streets of the city’s Gothic Quarter and you’ll quickly see why. From elaborate architectural landmarks and inspiring art galleries to diverse live music venues and culinary delights, Barcelona has a treat for all your senses! Be sure to visit the historic Sagrada Familia church, the famous Picasso Museum and the eye-catching Casa Milà building during your stay.

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 San Sebastian to Barcelona by train, seat reservation included!

Journey Details


There are 2 non-stop train departures each day of the week: 7:28am and 4:10pm; the only exception is on Sunday, when a third train leaves at 2:37pm.

Travel time

5 hours and 23 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations

San Sebastian and Barcelona Sants

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 deluxe-comfort reclining seats and fold-down tables

Turista Plus

Upgraded “Turista” class with spacious, reclining seats.


First class with deluxe reclining leather seats plus a la carte restaurant dining and bar service at your seat.
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 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 San Sebastian to Barcelona by train.

Airport transfer

Get a free transfer ticket to Barcelona Airport from Sants train station with the purchase of your Renfe e-ticket. After arriving at the station, 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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