Train & Bus Tour Routes


Our train and bus routes will take you to discover the most important places in the city, its quality of life, its famous cuisine, its elegant, French-inspired Belle Époque-style buildings from the late 19th century, its vibrant gardens, parks, beaches and avenues, with the sea and the mountains just one step away. The train tour lasts approximately 40 minutes, and the bus tour about 1 hour.

You will be given an information brochure when you get on one of our San Sebastián City Tour vehicles. The brochure has a map of the city and more detailed information on the stops along the routes. 

2 routes in San Sebastián City Tour
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San Sebastian Tourist Bus Route

Check the map for the sightseeing bus route, the stops and the points of interest. You can hop on and hop off as many times as you want.

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10:30 - 17:30
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15 stops
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1 hour
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San Sebastian Tourist Train Route

Check out the route for the panoramic sightseeing train of San Sebastian. Discover the main points of interest in the city.

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10:15 - 16:15
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1 stop
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40 min

The Aquarium - Paseo Nuevo Stop is great to take a break from the panoramic route and walk up Monte Urgull to enjoy the amazing views of the Bahía de la Concha or to visit the Mota Castle. From the stop you can also follow the Paseo Nuevo road to enjoy a pleasant journey by the sea, from the port to the Kursaal. Admire the well-known Empty Construction sculpture by Jorge Oteiza during your walk. Visit the Aquarium of the city, founded in 1925 as the first natural science museum of Spain and located right next to the stop. Do remember you can hop on back on the bus at the same stop or at a different one!

The San Telmo - Parte Vieja stop is at one end of the Paseo Nuevo, one of the nicest areas to stroll around San Sebastián.

Going down this path by the sea you can enjoy wonderful views of the city. However, this stop is great to visit the Old Town of the city too.

The old town of Donosti stands at the feet of Monte Urgull and is surrounded by the Bahía de la Concha and the Urumea river.

Its streets still have the traditional and historic charm of the city. It is worth getting lost to find places like the Plaza de la Constitución, the Basilica of Santa Maria del Coro or the San Telmo Museum. This is of course one of the best areas to enjoy the famous pintxos Donostiarras.

The Plaza Guipuzkoa Stop is in the hearth of the Old Town of San Sebastian. It is presided over by the sculpture of the composer and pianist José María Usandizaga and also includes a complex meteorological temple, a large white marble hour table and a huge clock built with flowers of various colors. Throughtout the year the square serves as a stage for the celebrations of various events. In summer, book fairs and children's attractions are placed here. During Christmas, we recommend you to visit the Nativity Scene installed at the same. This stop of the hop on hop off bus is perfect to stroll around the streets of the old town area. Have some pintxos and get to know some of the main points of interest in the city, such as the Town Hall, the Plaza de la Constitución or the Victoria Eugenia Theatre.

The Train Station - Tabakalera stop is near the river Urumea, next to the amazing bridge of María Cristina Zubia. If you hop off the bus at this stop, you can stroll along Paseo Urumea right until the mouth of the river in the Cantabric Sea. This is a peaceful walk surrounded by vegetation during which it won't be difficult to see different rowing teams practicing for their races.

Other nearby sightseeing spots are the Park of Crisitina Enea, an oasis with swans and peacocks you can enjoy in the middle of the city or the Palace of Duque de Mandas, which houses the Cristina Enea Foundation, dedicated to the preservation of the environment and sustainability.

This stop is the closest one both to the bus and train stations, so if you arrive to San Sebastián with one of this transports, remember you can hop on the sightseeing bus here.

The Barrio de Gros stop will let you discover one of the city essentials. Thanks to its modern character and cosmopolitan lifestyle, the Gros neigborhood is one of the most popular areas. It stands out for its cultural, sports and entertainment options. One of its main points of interests is the Kursaal or Palacio de Congresos, official headquarter of the San Sebastian Film Festival. In the same building you can find the Kubo hall, the exhibition center of the Kutxa Foundation that hosts the newest temporary exhibitions in the city.
You can also find many shops linked to sports, especially surf and cycling, as well as plenty of places where to enjoy great pintxos (small food bites) and the most charming shops.

Culture, sports and youthfulness await in the Kursaal stop. From here you can visit the Gros neigborhood and some of the most interesting sights of the city. The closest, the "best building in Europe" in 2001 acording to the Mies van der Rohe award. Formed by two big glass cubes, the Kursaal is the current Congress Palace of the city as well as the headquarters of the San Sebastian Film Festival. Likewise, from this stop you can also visit the popular beach of Zurriola, known for being a good water sports spot, especially surf. Its waves attract young people from all over the world ready to show their skills. Other points of interest are the Puente de la Zurriola, built at the beginning of the 20th century and of expressionist style or the Kubo-Kutxa gallery, which hosts the most vanguardist temporary exhibitions in the city. Enjoy all that Gros has to offer, including its shops, bars and restaurants.

The Playa de la Concha stop will let you discover one of the most beautiful and well-known areas of the city. Located at one end of the Bahía de la Concha, from this place you can admire both the beach and the hills Urgull and Igeldo.
This urban beach is almost a mile long. A privileged place for swimmers, rowing races and fantastic to admire the firework show during the local celebration of “Semana Grande”. In fact, it is considered one of the best beaches of Europe and the world.
In the heart of Playa de la Concha you can find La Perla. Although it has suffered various changes, the building is still a luxurious wooden spa built in 1912 as a recreation center for the aristocracy. Let’s not forget that at the beginning of the 20th century San Sebastian was the summer retreat of the Royal Family.

Another iconic part of this area is the white handrail that divides the beach from the promenade. A work by Juan Rafael Alday that helps create a perfect harmony between the city and the sea.

The Ondarreta stop of the city tour bus takes you to the beach located in the Antiguo neighborhood.

This is one of the three urban beaches in San Sebastian and just like La Concha and Zurriola, it is at the foot of one of the hills of the city. This time it is the Monte Igueldo. At the ends you can find two icons of the city: the sculpture Peine del Viento by Chillida and Pico del Loro, the ledge of rock that divides Bahía de la Concha in two. This place is also an excellent viewpoint. Across from it you can find the Isla of Santa Clara.

The Ondarreta beach is more than half a kilometer long and although it is not too long, it is wide. This lets swimmers to continue enjoy this area even when the tide is high.

Do you feel like getting off at this stop? Remember you can hop on back on board the hop on hop off bus!

The Peine del Viento stop is the closest one to the work of the famous sculptor Eduardo Chillida.

This sculptural set is one of the symbols of the city. It was installed in 1977 in collaboration with the architect Luis Peña Ganchegui, responsible for the design of the surroundings.

If you come to this place, you will find different pink granite terraces and 3 steel parts of 9 tons fitted in the rocks. The waves break on them creating a unique show that makes this place the most visited place in San Sebastián.

The Peine del Viento is trully a magic place located at the foot of Monte Igueldo and next to the Ondarreta beach. A privileged place from where to admire the sea in all its splendor, especially on stormy days. However, always keeping the security areas in mind.

The Monte Igueldo Funicular Stop will let you travel in time and go up the summit, where both fun for the youngest ones and the best panoramic views of the city await you.

The funicular preserves all the charm of its original 1912 design. Its innauguration coincided with the one of the Monte Igueldo Amusement Park, which to this day has survived as a classic venue. Here, attractions aimed to children stand out. The Carroussel, the Laugh Walk, the Swiss Mountain or the Mysterious River are just some of them.

Whether you are traveling with children or not, we recommend you climb up the summit of Monte Igueldo to enjoy a unique scenery, which you will recognize as one of the classic postcards of the Bahía de la Concha.

Our stop is right in front the square of the Funicular, very close to other points of interest such as the Ondarreta beach or the Peine del Viento.

The Barrio Antiguo stop is at the west side of the city and is the perfect fit on the tour to visit the oldest neighborhood in San Sebastián.

Strolling down its streets you can find old shops and some of the most traditional gastronomic societies as well as the headquarters of different sports clubs.

If you visit El Antiguo, you will realize it has modernized without loosing its essence. On top of wandering and discovering its secrets, you can also walk to Ondarreta beach, the Palacio de Miramar, the Peine del Viento or the Monte Igueldo. Visit El Seminario, building you will recognize for being one of the most singular ones in the city.

Remember you can hop on back on the hop on hop off bus at the same stop or any other of the tour to continue your panoramic route.

The Palacio de Miramar stop is right next to the Casa Real de Campo, built by request of the regent queen María Cristina, mother of Alfonso XIII, as a holiday destination for the Royal Family at the end of the 19th century.

The palace, of noticeable English style, has excellent views of the Bahía de la Concha and the Isla de Santa Clara. Today, both the palace and its gardens are property of the Town Hall and are open to the public.

It is also common for parties and events to be held in its noble areas and gardens, as occurs during the San Sebastián Film Festival.

Although different rooms have been adapted to current use, you can still admire the original composition: the White Room, the Music Room, the Wooden Room, the Library or the Royal Dining Room.
If you get off the sightseeing bus at the Palacio de Miramar stop, you can visit many other nearby places, such as the Antiguo neighborhood, the Peine del Viento de Chillida or Ondarreta beach.

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The Playa de la Concha is in the Bay of the Concha, flanked by the hills of Urgull and Igeldo. It is one of the hallmarks of this city. With an average length of 1,350 metres and a width of 40 metres, it has an approximate surface area of 54,000 m2. Its fine, golden sand is very shallow and the surging tides often limit the amount of beach area available to bathers, a drawback that is offset by the magnificent views. The beach is a prime destination to take in regattas during the day and at night, the fireworks during the Semana Grande (Great Week) celebrations.