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.

Recommended option

Fly from Bilbao  •  3 h 10 min

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

$54 - $205

5 alternative options

Bus to Santander, fly  •  4 h 35 min

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

$80 - $325

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 / ...

$125 - $172

Bus Ouibus  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Malaga Ouibus

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

$92 - $210

Drive  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Málaga 579.2 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The distance between Bilbao and Málaga is 739 km. The road distance is 927 km.

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

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

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.

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

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

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 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Santander to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
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
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Bilbao to Malaga
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
fr.ouibus.com
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
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bilbao to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Nerja
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Nerja to Puerto Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
alsa.com
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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