TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATION & FOOD
You can check the Accommodation official website of San Sebastián, where you can find the full list of hotels, hostels, student hostels and also last minute offers.
Basque cuisine, and particularly the good eating for which San Sebastián is so well known, is internationally recognised thanks to the chefs who have earned it fame the world over. The 16 Michelin stars held by restaurants in the city vouch for the excellent everyday work of the local culinary artists who, with their feet well anchored to traditional Basque cuisine, have innovated until taking up their place in the vanguard of world gastronomy.
Basque cuisine is wide-ranging and varied; it is based on ingredients sourced from the Cantabrian sea (fish and seafood) and from the local gardens and farms (vegetables, cereals, meat, etc.). But if any one feature stands out in our gastronomy, it has to be the use of seasonal, top quality produce.
HOW TO GET HERE
Its strategic situation and the fact that it's well provided with infrastructures have made San Sebastian an easily accessible place, connected by every kind of transport to the rest of the world. Choose the one that suits you best and begin your journey to San Sebastian!
GETTING TO SAN SEBASTIAN BY PLANE
Within a radius of barely 100 kilometres San Sebastian lays claim to 5 airports, 3 of them international.
San Sebastian lays claim to one airport 20 minutes from the city centre. It has a shuttle service to the main Spanish cities: Madrid and Barcelona.
Not far away are the airports of Bilbao, connected to the whole of Europe; and Biarritz, served by French, international and low-cost airlines.
- San Sebastian Airport (EAS) - 20 kms.
- Bilbao Airport (BIO) - 105 kms.
- Vitoria-Gasteiz Airport (VIT) - 120 kms.
- Pamplona Airport (PNA) - 90 kms.
- Biarritz Airport (BIQ) - 40 kms.
GETTING TO SAN SEBASTIAN BY TRAIN
Situated right in the centre of the city, San Sebastian's train station, known as the Estación del Norte (Northern Station), is connected to a large number of Spanish cities, including Madrid and Barcelona, and also international destinations, such as Paris and Lisbon.
Getting to and from San Sebastian by train is going to be much quicker thanks to the new High-Speed Train, which will connect the city with numerous destinations in the near future.
There is also a narrow-gauge railway that runs to Bilbao and different Basque coastal towns such as Zarautz, plus a line on which a train called the "Topo" runs to Hendaye in France.
Getting to San Sebastian by car is very simple. The city is connected to the rest of Spain and to France by National Road N1/AP1 (Madrid-Irún), the A-8 (Bilbao-Irún) and A-63 (Paris-Irún) motorways, and the A-15 trunk road (Pamplona-San Sebastian).
Nearly all areas of the city can be accessed on one of these highways.
If you come to San Sebastian by car, there are more than 6,000 parking places available to you at different points in the city.
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PARKING FOR MOTORHOME
- 20 parking places approximately.
- Marks between parking places.
- Water outlet.
- Waste disposal area.
Motorhome parking rules:
- It is allowed to park but not to camp.
- Using awning is not allowed.
- Tables and chairs are not allowed in the parking area.
- Wedges are allowed.
- Please respect the neighbourhood.
Prices of services:
- As in the rest of the city, the area shares the stablished system of parking meters for cars.
- Services: Free, including water.
- Maximum stay: 48 hours.
Address: Pº Berio 12 - San Sebastián
Coordinates: 43º 18' 28'' N 2º 00' 51,6'' W / X= 580042 m Y= 4795677 m
GETTING TO SAN SEBASTIAN BY BUS
San Sebastian has a sizeable bus station that connects the city with others throughout Spain and part of the European continent.
Currently situated in the Amara district, 5 minutes from the city centre, the bus station will very soon be moved to the centre of San Sebastian - to the Paseo de Francia, next to the train station.
Main bus lines companies from San Sebastian: