San Sebastian Hop On Hop Off Tours

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San Sebastian Hop-On Hop-Off Tours

Ah, San Sebastian, a coastal gem nestled in Spain's Basque Country, affectionately nicknamed "La Perla del Cantábrico" (The Pearl of the Cantabrian). Did you know this title hints at the city's sparkling coastline and its hidden treasures? Plan your own adventure, hopping on and off at your leisure as the iconic double-decker bus whisks you through the city with the San Sebastian Hop On Hop Off Bus tour or you can also opt for a Hop-on Hop-off train tour. No need to rush, just step aboard, set your own pace, and let the city unveil its wonders before you. With a single ticket, you'll have the key to exploring all the top spots and hidden treasures this city has to offer!

Why choose San Sebastian Hop-On Hop-Off tours?

  • Convenience: Enjoy the city hassle-free and get to major attractions with a single ticket.
  • Budget Friendly: Save money on local transport as you travel from one attraction to another.
  • Complimentary Add-ons: Benefit from headphones, audio guides, audio system, maps and more.
  • Recorded Commentary: Learn about San Sebastian's history, local legends and its landmarks with audio guides in 8 languages.
  • Flexibility: Plan your itinerary and pace with convenient hop-on, hop-off train and bus options.
  • Insider Picks: Get to know offbeat local picks in the city for food, views and more!

San Sebastian Hop-On Hop-Off tour timetable


Explore the city on a red double-decker bus with an open-top with San Sebastian Hop-On Hop-Off bus tickets. With one ticket, you can travel around the city hassle-free.

  • First Bus: 10:30 AM from Paseo República de Argentina
  • Last Bus: 5:30 PM/7 PM from Paseo República de Argentina (depending on the season)
  • Note: The buses have a collapsible canopy that can be used in case of rain


Picturesque red trains await to sweep you away into the heart of San Sebastian in 16 stops across the city. Visit the attractions you want at your own pace or cover all the landmarks in the city in a day!

  • First Train: 10:15 AM from Street Miramar
  • Last Train: 4:15 PM/6.15 PM from Street Miramar (depending on the season)
  • Note: The trains are notoriously punctual, however, the itinerary may be revised due to weather, traffic, festivals, or events

San Sebastian Hop-On Hop-Off tour route


  • Stops: 15
  • Frequency: Every half hour (April-October), every hour (November-March)
  • Popular Stops: Paseo Nuevo, Plaza del Funicular, Monte Igeldo
  • Note: From November to March buses only ply on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Here is a map of the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour route with all the boarding points.


  • Stops: 16
  • Frequency: Every 40-60 minutes (depending on season)
  • Popular Stops: Funicular Igueldo, Kursal, Paseo Nuevo, and Gros

Here is a route map of the Hop-On Hop-Off train tour with all the boarding points.

San Sebastian Hop-On Hop-Off visitor tips and guidelines 

  • Check the routes in advance to decide which stops you want to explore.
  • Buy separate tickets to attractions you want to visit in advance to skip long lines.
  • Begin your day early in the morning for more time to discover San Sebastian.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes as you are in for a day with a lot of walking.
  • Carry sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen for bus tours with open-top deck seats.
  • Head to La Vina, Parte Vieja, a hidden pintxos bar that is famous for its burnt cheesecake.

Frequently asked questions about San Sebastian Hop-On Hop-Off tickets

Does San Sebastian have hop-on hop-off tours?

Yes, San Sebastian offers a hop-on hop-off bus tour as well as a hop-on hop-off train tour.

Where can I buy San Sebastian hop-on hop-off tickets?

Tickets are available at various boarding points or can be purchased online.

What are the hop-on hop-off timings in San Sebastian?

Buses operate from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM/7 PM, with intervals of 30 minutes to 1 hour. Trains operate from 10:15 AM to 4:15 PM/6.15 PM, with intervals of 40-60 minutes.

What attractions are covered during a San Sebastian hop-on hop-off tour?

Top attractions covered include the La Concha, Parte Vieja, Eduardo Chillida and more.

Are audio guides provided during a hop-on hop-off tour in San Sebastian?

Yes, audio guides in 8 languages are provided during the tour.

What audio guide languages are available on San Sebastian hop-on hop-off tours?

Languages include Basque, Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Chinese.

Are San Sebastian hop-on hop-off tours accessible for persons with disabilities?

Yes, hop-on hop-off tours in San Sebastian are accessible to persons with disabilities.