Travel Information

ECNP 2018 – SAN SEBASTIAN (SPAIN) – October 1-5, 2018

San Sebastian (also known as Donostia in Basque) is a Spanish town located in the North Coast, in the Basque Country Region.

⇒ How to reach San Sebastian by plane

From Bilbao International Airport (Loiu)

There are shuttles that connect Bilbao airport with San Sebastian every hour until 23:45 (http://www.aena.es/en/bilbao-airport/public-transport.html). They depart from the exit of the airport (arrivals level) and tickets have to be purchased right from the bus driver. It costs around €17. This bus drops you in San Sebastian bus station, from where you can take a taxi or a bus to go to your hotel.
For more info please visit: http://www.dbus.eus/en/

From Hondarribia airport

San Sebastian airport is located in Hondarribia at about 26 km away. From San Sebastian airport, you can conveniently reach the city either by taxi (30€) or by public transportation (this takes about 30 min). If you choose the latter, there are different routes between the airport and San Sebastian.
More info: http://www.aena.es/en/san-sebastian-airport/public-transport.html

From Biarritz International Airport

This French airport is not well connected to San Sebastián by public transportation. There are two bus companies that make the route Biarritz-San Sebastian:

PESA: http://www.pesa.net/pesa/en/descarga-horarios
ALSA: https://www.alsa.es/rutas/san-sebastian-donostia-aeropuerto-biarritz.htm

We strongly recommend taking a taxi (50€ approx.)

⇒ How to reach San Sebastian by train

The train station located in the centre of San Sebastian (“Estación del Norte"), offers connections to numerous Spanish cities including Madrid and Barcelona, and to international destinations such as Paris and Lisbon.

⇒ How to reach San Sebastian by bus

If you arrive in San Sebastian by bus, you can either take a taxi or a bus to reach your hotel. More info about bus services at

⇒ What is happening in San Sebastian in September-October

San Sebastian International Film Festival. September 21-29, 2018

On Friday September 21th, it will take place the Open Ceremony of the San Sebastian International Film Festival, one of the most important film festivals worldwide. Outstanding films, exhibitions and retrospectives share the spotlight with the famous film star who visits the city for the event http://www.sansebastianfestival.com/in/

For additional events or activities, please visit:https://www.sansebastianturismo.com/en

San Sebastian Gastronomika Congress. October 7-10, 2018

San Sebastian becomes the culinary center of Europe over this three-day event, which brings together hundreds of chefs and culinary experts from across the world to present their culinary innovations. The public will also be able to sample exquisite products at the 200+ booths sets up for the event. http://www.sansebastiangastronomika.com/en/