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Madrid to San Sebastian drive

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Madrid to San Sebastian road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Madrid to San Sebastian. If you're planning a road trip to San Sebastian, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Madrid
drive for about 1 hour

12:08 pm  Pedraza
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:08 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

2:03 pm  Aranda de Duero
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:03 pm
drive for about 52 minutes

3:55 pm  Cogollos
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours

 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Cogollos
drive for about 1 hour

12:09 pm  Duende
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:09 pm
drive for about 42 minutes

1:51 pm  País Vasco
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:51 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

3:46 pm  arrive in San Sebastian
stay at Hotel Leku Eder

day 2 driving ≈ 3 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Madrid to San Sebastian.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Madrid, Spain.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Aranda de Duero
País Vasco  (11 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is San Sebastian, Spain.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to stay in San Sebastian?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in San Sebastian.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Leku Eder, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in San Sebastian? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in San Sebastian?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Mugaritz Restaurante, which was mentioned 5 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Akelare  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in San Sebastian? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in San Sebastian?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Arzak  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about San Sebastian. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Chris from Superior (Arizona) asked:
How many days in San Sebastian?  (3 answers)

profile  Per from Saffle asked:
Best hotel in San Sebastian?  (2 answers)

profile  Ludovic from Toulouse asked:
How much time to visit Guggenheim Museum ?  (1 answer)

profile  Nadav from Hertsliyah, Tel Aviv, Israel asked:
Where to sleep  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to San Sebastian.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a San Sebastian to Madrid drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Madrid to San Sebastian. Or get a full Madrid to San Sebastian flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Madrid well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Madrid!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 282 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 32 minutes
269 Madrid travel answers
81 San Sebastian travel answers

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