10 Things to Know about San Sebastian Airport

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San Sebastian airport is the airport in Spain serving the San Sebastian and it mainly serves domestic flights to Madrid. The nearest Airport of San Sebastian Airport is Bilbao Airport which is at a distance of 117 km. The plans are being made by airport authorities to lengthen the runway for the landing of larger aircraft. Some important things to know about San Sebastian Airport are:

1. Airlines serving the San Sebastian Airport

The airport is served by three major airlines and these are Air Nostrum, Iberia, and Vueling. These airlines serve the major cities of Barcelona, Madrid, London- Luten and Palma de Mallorca. These airlines serve a large number of flights to Madrid City and provide best services to passengers according to their convenience.

2. Departure and Arrival information at San Sebastian Airport

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You can check-in online or at check-in desks or also check-in by mobile. The check-in desk is situated on the ground floor of the airport. For checking in online you have to check the website before traveling airport. Those passengers doing check-in from mobile receive a boarding pass on their mobile phone via SMS. While boarding for your flight you have to show identity card and prove your identity.

3. Boarding criteria for International Travellers

The passengers have to pass through security check area to confirm the authorities about their correct identity and that they are carrying things which are under the law. If the destination is a Non-Schengen country then passengers have to go to document control area and verify their passport and visa or other documents asked by officials

4. Access information about San Sebastian Airport

The airport is just 20 km from the city center and it has connections with major cities of Barcelona and Madrid. The major source of transport to reach the airport is Ekialdebus which connects the airport with many others nearby towns such as Hondarribia, Irun, Renteria, San Sebastian etc. The ticket price depends on a number of districts from which route goes.

5. Restaurants and Cafeterias at San Sebastian Airport

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There is only one cafeteria named Cafeteria del Aeropuerto which is located at ground floor of the airport and travelers can enjoy breakfast here or an aperitif along with sandwiches or famous dish pintxos donostiarras at this place. Other restaurants and cafes are located outside the airport which serves different cuisines.

6. Services for Passengers visiting San Sebastian Airport

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Other services available for passengers visiting the San Sebastian airport are Airport meeting rooms and play room for children, the lounge for VIP’s, Baby rooms, lost and found counter, post office boxes, information points on the airport and free Wi-Fi facilities. All these services are provided for the comfort and convenience of people.

7. Parking facilities at San Sebastian Airport

The airport has ample space for parking at the parking area is few km away from the terminal building and can be reached in few minutes. You can also park your car at the airport parking when you are going to visit the Hondarribia town. This town is at the walking distance of 10 minutes from the airport.

8. Hotels near San Sebastian Airport

There are large numbers of hotels located near the airport for the convenience of tourists and these hotels are equipped with all the facilities required by their guests. These hotels include mainly Hotel Jaizkibel, Hotel Pampinot, Hotel Rio Bidasoa, Hotel Jauregui, Hotel Obispo, Hotel Nafarroa Behera, Hotel Urdanibia Park and Hotel Alcazar Irun.

9. Places to see near San Sebastian Airport

There are a number of attractions in the city of San Sebastian and the airport is just located 20 km from city center so the main places to visit in the city are Paseo De La Concha, Miramar Palace, Mount Igeldo, La Zurriola Beach and Parte Vieja etc. All these places can be visited conveniently when you come at San Sebastian airport.

1o. Other information regarding San Sebastian Airport

The airport mainly has flights for domestic areas, however  number of international flights are very less. The airport handled 255,071 passengers in 2015 along with 4 tons of cargo and nearly 6800 flight operations. There are also available car rental service at the airport by which you can travel in the city easily. The companies offering car rental services are Avis, Europcar, Hertz, and Enterprise Rent-a-Car.


  • Name: San Sebastian Airport
  • Address: Gabarrari, 5 y 22. 20280 Hondarribia (Gipuzkoa)
  • Elevation: 5 m
  • Telephone: 902 404 704 / (+34) 91 321 10 00.
  • Website: www.aena.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-San-Sebastian

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