TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATION & FOOD
Please notice that San Sebastian is one of the most popular and touristic cities of Northern Spain, so we recommend to book the hotel as soon as possible in order to avoid availability issues.
For accommodation options you can check the Accommodation official website of San Sebastián (http://www.sansebastianreservas.com/), where you can find the full list of hotels, hostels, student hostels and also last minute offers.
This map indicates where the WoRLD conference venues are and contains a selection of convenient hotels in San Sebastián.
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.
Shuttle service Bilbao Airport <> San Sebastián
Shuttle service San Sebastian airport <> city centre
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.
PARKING FOR MOTORHOME
20 parking places approximately.
Marks between parking places.
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.
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.
Main bus lines companies from San Sebastian: