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The Basque Country is a committed region taking action on climate change. KLIMA 2050 is the Basque Climate Change Strategy, an instrument to promote a socioeconomic model less dependent on carbon, which minimizes our vulnerability to climate change and allows us to move towards a sustainable economy.
How to get to Donostia / San Sebastián
Donostia / San Sebastián has 3 airports (2 international) within just over 100 km of the city.
Only 20 kilometers from the city centre, San Sebastián Airport has connections to the major Spanish cities; Madrid and Barcelona.
Bilbao Airport, with connections to all Europe, is 105km from the city, and Biarritz Airport, served by French and international low-cost companies, 47km.
Getting to Donostia / San Sebastián by car is extremely easy. The city is connected to the rest of Spain and France by the N-1 (the national highway connecting Madrid to Irun), the AP-8 (Bilbao-Irun) and A-63 (Paris-Irun) motorways and the A-15 highway (Pamplona-San Sebastian).
The company RENFE rail service offers both long-distance train and suburban.
The train station in the centre of Donostia / San Sebastián, the “Estación del Norte”, offers connections to numerous Spanish cities including Madrid and Barcelona, and to international destinations such as Paris and Lisbon.
Train journeys to and from Donostia / San Sebastián will gain enormously in speed with the new Tren de Alta Velocidad (high speed train), due to connect the city with other destinations in the near future.
There is also an underground railway, the Metro Donostialdea, a narrow-gauge train connection with Bilbao and cities along the Basque Coast, such as Zarautz. The service linking it also Hendaye (France) and the SNCF, french rail service, with Lasarte passing through Donostia / San Sebastián. The train is popularly known as the “Topo” or “Mole”.
The French company SNCF connects with world capitals such as Paris from Hendaye train station.
The Donostia / San Sebastián new bus station has lines to cities throughout Spain and part of Europe.
The bus station “Estación DONOSTIA Geltokia”, is situated in Paseo Federico García Lorca 1, near the RENFE train station – Estación del Norte. Contact.
The underground station has 21 bays, a café, newsstand and a left luggage office with 66 lockers where you can leave your belongings. It also has two floors of parking space for up to 384 vehicles.
Eight of the city’s Dbus routes will stop in the area around the station: the lines 17, 24, 37 and 45 in front of Renfe train station; 9, 41, 42 at Duque de Mandas street and 27 in María Cristina bridge.
Private cars that need to leave or take friends and relatives at the bus station can use the “Estación” underground parking 15 minutes for free.