There are 6 ways to get from Bilbao to Málaga by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Bilbao  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Malaga (AGP) BIO - AGP

$54 - $205

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Bus Ouibus  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Malaga Ouibus

$30 - $50

4 alternative options

Bus to Santander, fly  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander
  2. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Malaga (AGP) SDR - AGP

$75 - $342

Train  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Madrid-Chamartin A
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga Ave / ...

$122 - $164

Bus ALSA  •  16 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estación/Geltoki L7 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Nerja
  3. Take the bus from Nerja to Puerto Malaga

$73 - $192

Drive  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Málaga 579.2 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Málaga is to bus which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 12 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Málaga is to fly which costs 45€ - 180€ and takes 3 h 10 min.

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The distance between Bilbao and Málaga is 739 km. The road distance is 926.7 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Bilbao to Málaga, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Malaga. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Málaga. However, there are services departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Malaga via Madrid Chamartín and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 44 min.

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There are 4361+ hotels available in Málaga. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Málaga.
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  • Distance: 461.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 10 min

What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and Málaga, Spain?

Vueling Airlines, Volotea and two other airlines fly from Bilbao to Málaga every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bilbao to Málaga via Madrid-Chamartin, Madrid Chamartín, Madrid Atocha, and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in around 8 h 44 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Santander to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Spanish Railways AVE
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Nerja
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Nerja to Puerto Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bilbao to Malaga
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
Ouibus
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estación/Geltoki
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
La Union
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Vitoria-gasteiz - Estacion de Autobuses - Plaza Euskaltzaindia
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com

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