How to get around

Getting around in the Cider Country

Astigarraga and its surroundings form the main nucleus of the Cider Country and there are several public transport and of leisure options.

busBus tickets are for adults and children who are not carried in someone’s arms. Baby seats and prams must purchase a ticket as well. The price is usually about €2 one way. Normally, the schedules are continuous from approximately 6:30a.m. to 10:00p.m.

At night, there are companies that offer night transport in the cider season (February-May) and part of the weekends. For more information, consult the itinerary and schedules in the following list.

Main routes

Line BU12

  • Hernani > Astigarraga > Martutene > Donostia-San Sebastián
  • Donostia-San Sebastián > Martutene > Astigarraga > Hernani

> PDF schedules and routes

Line BU13

  • Hernani > Astigarraga > Donostia-San Sebastián
  • Donostia-San Sebastián > Astigarraga > Hernani

> PDF schedules and routes

Line BU11

  • Hernani > Aiete > Donostia-San Sebastián
  • Donostia-San Sebastián > Aiete > Hernani

> PDF schedules and routes

Line BU05

  • Andoain > Urnieta > Hernani > Donostia-San Sebastián
  • Donostia-San Sebastián > Hernani > Urnieta > Andoain

> PDF schedules and routes   

Line BU10

  • Hernani > Lasarte-Oria > Zubieta > Usurbil
  • Usurbil > Zubieta> Lasarte-Oria > Hernani

> PDF schedules and routes

Lines UK09, UK10 y UK11

  • Usurbil> Urbil (Lasarte)> Donostia
  • Donostia> Urbil (Lasarte)> Usurbil

> PDF schedules and routes

Trains do not stop in Astigarraga, but they do have stops in several prominent cider villages in the Cider Country. The RENFE commuter train from Gipuzkoa runs the route from Brinkola-Zumarraga to the town of Irun. It usually comes every half an hour in general, and it is a comfortable option to reach Hernani and Urnieta. The other train route is managed by EUSKOTREN and is the best option to get to Usurbil without a vehicle.

Main routes

Line C1

  • Donostia-San Sebastián > Loiola > Martutene > Hernani > Hernani (centro) > Urnieta
  • Urnieta > Hernani (centro) > Hernani > Martutene > Loiola > Donostia-San Sebastián

See schedules

Line E1

  • Donostia-San Sebastián (Amara) > Lugaritz > Añorga > Errekalde > Usurbil
  • Usurbil > Errekalde > Añorga > Lugaritz > Donostia-San Sebastián (Amara)

See schedules and routes

This is without a doubt the most economical and healthy way to get around the Cider Country. Gipuzkoa has more than 300 kilometres of bike paths (bidegorris) and perfectly marked bike lanes connecting Donostia-San Sebastian with Astigarraga, Hernani, Urnieta, and Andoain. (See map in new window)

Main routes

Hernani > Andoain

Distance: 7,871 Km // See route on bike path from Hernani to Andoain

Martutene (Donostia-San Sebastián) > Astigarraga > Hernani

Distance: 4,676 Km // See route on bike path from Martutene to Hernani

There are taxi stops in the main towns, and many of them in Donostia-San Sebastian, where you can find one or call for a pickup. Their schedules vary, usually they are from 7:00a.m. to 11:00p.m., although many of them offer 24-hour service. The rates are related to services between towns (intercity) and minimum taxi counter starts at €6. Prices at night are more expensive. On the other hand, taxi drivers also offer “waiting hours”, or better yet, you can arrange to meet at a specific time so they can take you on the way back.

Main routes


  • Taxi Hernani: 943 550 093 //  Radio Taxi Biteri: 943 34 03 42


  • Taxi Urnieta: 686 28 03 31


  • Jose Echave: 677 37 34 66 // Angel Biurrun: 607 92 87 70

Donostia-San Sebastián

  • Radio Taxi Donostia: 943 46 46 46 // Vallina: 943 39 38 48
To get around by car, you should to take two things into account: The roads are good for getting to towns; they are national and provincial roads. In addition, there are plenty of free places to park in the towns as long as you avoid the centre. The infrastructure allows you to reach any cider town in less than half an hour.

Main routes

Donostia-San Sebastián > Astigarraga by GI-41

Distance: 6,2 Km (14 min) // See route

Donostia-San Sebastián > Hernani by A-15

Distance: 11 Km (16 min) // See route

Donostia> Urnieta by A-15

Distance: 11,6 Km (18 min) // See route

Donostia> Usurbil by GI-20 and N-634

Distance: 11,7 Km (18 min) // See route

Astigarraga> Hernani by A-15

Distance: 7,9 Km (10 min) // See route

Astigarraga> Usurbil by GI-20

Distance: 14,4 Km (16 min) // See route

Astigarraga> Urnieta by A-15

Distance: 8,5 Km (12 min) // See route

Mapa de autobuses

Mapa de trenes de cercanías

Mapa de bidegorris


Use any of the Lurraldebus or Mugi cards in the urban services of Donostia-San Sebastian, Irun, Arrasate, Hernani, Eibar, and Errenteria on the Lurraldebus interurban services and in the Eusko Tren railway lines and you will benefit from discounts both ways.

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You can use public transport and enjoy unbeatable discounts at museums such as Sagardoetxea, restaurants, and shops, which will make your stay a real delight.

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Did you know...

The Hernani Ordinances of 1542 called for the use of surplus cider to quell the fires.