There are 5 ways to get from Málaga to Bilbao by plane, train, bus 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  •  3 h 11 min

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

$53 - $205

4 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 3 min

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

$121 - $165

Bus Interbus Madrid-Malaga-Algeciras  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Madrid-Barajas Airport T4
  2. Take the bus from Madrid T4 Station to Bilbao

$57 - $77

Bus  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Granada
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Bilbao

$84 - $121

Drive  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Málaga to Bilbao 578.8 miles

$100 - $160

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

Vueling Airlines, Volotea and two other airlines fly from Málaga to Bilbao 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Málaga to Bilbao via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Atocha, Madrid Chamartín, and Madrid-Chamartin in around 9 h 3 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Interbus Madrid-Malaga-Algeciras
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
mma.interbus.es
Bus from Malaga to Madrid-Barajas Airport T4
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
mma.interbus.es
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid T4 Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
alsa.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Málaga and Bilbao is 739 km. The road distance is 926 km.

The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Bilbao is to bus which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 12 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Málaga to Bilbao is to fly which takes 3 h 11 min and costs 45€ - 180€.

No, there is no direct train from Málaga to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Malaga and arriving at Bilbao-Abando via Madrid Atocha and Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 3 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Málaga to Bilbao. However, there are services departing from Malaga and arriving at Bilbao via Madrid T4 Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 35 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from Málaga to Bilbao, including transfers.