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ALSA buses from Biarritz to San Sebastian?

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ALSA buses from Biarritz to San Sebastian?


I'm trying to figure out how to travel from Biarritz to San Sebastian by bus, late-ish in the afternoon. All the info I could find here seems to suggest that only PESA buses go between the two, but I also found elsewhere that there are three buses a day from the Biarritz bus station, operated by ALSA. Would anybody have experience with these? Are they reliable? I'd be grateful for any advice

Many thanks

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1. Re: ALSA buses from Biarritz to San Sebastian?

As far as I know, PESA is the only company operating on this route. There are some reviews on here about them: tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187457-i622-k64…

There is also the train option. All the information can be found in the upper right corner of this page.

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2. Re: ALSA buses from Biarritz to San Sebastian?

The alternative would be to catch the train from Biarritz to Hendaye - it's a local service so no need to book ahead.

On arrival you cross to the adjacent Metro Donostialdea station, where a half-hourly train will take you into the heart of Donostia in about 40 minutes. The fare is only a few euros and you buy it from the machine. Note that the Metro uses the Euskadi (Basque) name of Donostia for San Sebastian - the main station is Donostia-Amara. As this is a private railway with no booking possible it doesn't show up on International journey planners or other railway websites.


Edited: 4:59 am, October 10, 2013
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3. Re: ALSA buses from Biarritz to San Sebastian?

Many thanks for your feedback, BiarritzTaxi and wirewiper! Here is the link to ALSA buses that's confusing me:


I suppose we'll just have to check it out and see what happens :)

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