NanoGUNE is located in Donostia/San Sebastian at the heart of the Basque Country: 110 km from Bilbao, 500 km from Madrid, and 800 km from Paris. It is a medium-size city on the edge of the Biscay Gulf and surrounded by mountains.
San Sebastián city maps:
How to get here by air
Within a radius of barely 100 kilometres around San Sebastian there exist 3 airports with international flights (click on the map to enlarge) .
San Sebastian airport is 20 minutes from the city centre. It has shuttle flights to the main Spanish cities, Madrid and Barcelona.
Not far away are the airports of Bilbao, connected to the whole of Europe, and Biarritz, served by French, international and low-cost airlines.
- San Sebastian Airport (EAS) – 20 km (Shuttle service San Sebastián airport – city centre)
- Bilbao Airport (BIO) – 105 km (Shuttle service Bilbao Airport – San Sebastian)
- Biarritz Airport (BIQ) – 40 km (Shuttle service Biarritz Airport – San Sebastian)
Getting San Sebastian by taxi could cost approximately 160 euros from Bilbao Airport, 105 euros from Biarritz Airport, and 45 euros from San Sebastian Airport.
How to get here by train
Situated right in the centre of the city, San Sebastian’s train station, known as the Estación del Norte (Northern Station), is connected to a large number of Spanish cities, including Madrid and Barcelona, and also international destinations, such as Paris and Lisbon. There is also a high-speed train connection (TGV) between Paris and Hendaye.
How to get here by car
Getting to San Sebastian by car is very simple. The city is connected to the rest of Spain and to France by National Road N1/AP1 (Madrid-Irún), the A-8 (Bilbao-Irún) and A-63 (Paris-Irún) motorways, and the A-15 trunk road (Pamplona-San Sebastian).Nearly all areas of the city can be accessed on one of these highways.
Just next to nanoGUNE building there is a parking area.
Researchers having a contract with nanoGUNE can apply for accommodation at Talent House for stays longer than 2 weeks.
Hotels nearby nanoGUNE:
- Hotel NH Aranzazu (4 stars)
- Hotel Hesperia Donosti (4 stars)
- Hotel San Sebastián (4 stars)
- Hotel Codina (3 stars)
- Hotel Avenida (3 stars)
- Hotel Ezeiza (2 stars)
- Hotel La Galería (2 stars)
- Colegio Mayor Olarain (Student residence)
The city / The Basque Country
Donostia/San Sebastian is located at the heart of the Basque Country: 110 km from Bilbao, 500 km from Madrid, and 800 km from Paris. This charming medium-size city is set in a pintoresque countryside, on the edge of the Biscay Gulf and surrounded by mountains.
Useful external links in English about the city and the Basque Country are, respectively:
- San Sebastian Tourism (Basque, Spanish, French)
- Basque Country’s Tourism Website (Basque, Spanish, French)