How to get around & where to park

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San Sebastián is user-friendly; it is easy to get around using the public transport services that connect the different parts of the city.

 

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  • Because the TouristCard is the master key to the city.
  • Because the TouristCard marks the difference between visiting or getting to know San Sebastián and Gipuzkoa.
  • Because you can use the TouristCard on public transport, and it offers you excellent discounts in museums, restaurants and shops
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To get to know San Sebastián

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To get to know San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa y Euskadi

 

Public transport

How to get around San SebastianPhoto: dbus

San Sebastián has a large bus fleet run by the company Dbus for fast and easy travel from one end of the city to the other. Take a look at the different lines on the Dbus website.

Access to hotels in bus lines
AreaFrom bus stationFrom ADIF train stationFrom city center
DBus' Journey Planner
City Center
María Cristina, de Londres y de Inglaterra, Tryp Orly, Husa Europa, Niza, Parma, Terminus, Zaragoza Plaza
Line 28, Line 26, Line 37, B4 Night Bus (10' walking) (same area)
Gros
Villa Soro, Gran Bahía Bernardo, Punta Monpás, Arrizul, Monte Ulia, Donosti
Line 27 Line 27 Line 13, Line 14, B6 Night Bus
Antiguo
Barceló Costa Vasca, Hesperia Donosti, NH Aránzazu, San Sebastián, Codina, Ezeiza, La Galería
Line 24, Line 27 Linea 24 Line 5, Line 25, Line 40, Line 33, B1 Night Bus
Amara
Astoria 7, Silken Amara Plaza, Anoeta
(same area) Line 17, Line 24 Line 28, Line 26, Line 37, B4 Night Bus
Igeldo
Mercure Monte Igueldo, Avenida, Gudamendi, Leku Eder, Nicol’s
(Check City Center lines) (Check City Center lines) Line 16, B7 Night Bus
Aiete
Palacio de Aiete, Irenaz Resort
Line 23 (Check City Center lines) Line 19, Line 23, Line 31, B2 Night Bus

Times

The bus times change depending on the line. Most services start at 07h30 and end at 22h30. The times and frequency of the different services can be found at the respective bus stops.

Dbus has a night service known as the “Búho” (Owl). Most of the night bus lines start at 12 o’clock midnight and end at 4 in the morning. The Búho lines only run on Fridays, Saturdays and the nights before public holidays. All leave from the Boulevard.

 

By bike

How to get around San Sebastian

Visiting the city in a different, ecological, active and entertaining fashion is one of the easiest things to do in San Sebastián. Over 30 km of cycle paths locally known as bidegorris (literally red paths) will take you to most parts of the city on two wheels.

Bikes are a fast and comfortable way to get around; all of the seaside promenades, the city centre and the different neighbourhoods are perfectly adapted for cycling.

There are also several bike rental companies

 

Taxis

San Sebastián has a large and modern fleet of taxis available 24hrs a day. The rates are official and they operate with a taxi meter. In San Sebastián, unlike in other cities, taxis do not normally stop when hailed in the street. The best idea is to head for a taxi rank or phone for one:

Taxidonosti +34 943 46 46 46
Vallina Teletaxi +34 943 40 40 40

 

Car parks

In San Sebastián you can leave your car in one of the more than 6,000 parking places found in different parts of the city.

parking-donostia-pago                Underground pay parkings all around the town

parking-disuasorio-bus     Park and Ride free car parks with bus connection to the city centre.

ota-tao                You can park on the street but only on TAO / OTA blue areas where parking is limited by time.

 

RECOVERY OF VEHICLES FROM THE MUNICIPAL POUND

The municipal tow truck is authorised to remove a vehicle and take it to the municipal pound in the event of illegal parking, security concerns or the commitment of any other type of infraction (lack of documentation, drink driving, judicial order, traffic accidents, incorrect documentation etc.)

In general, it is possible to go to the pound directly and get the vehicle back on the spot, after having paid the appropriate fee (it is possible to pay in cash or by card). In some circumstances, depending on the infraction that has been committed, it is necessary to go to the Guardia Municipal [municipal police] first to ask them for permission to collect the vehicle.

  • Important note: If the vehicle is not collected within 48 hours, it will be necessary to pay a fixed fee for each day that the vehicle has been parked at the Municipal Vehicle Pound.

 

Car rental