How to travel from Málaga to Bilbao

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from Málaga to Bilbao

You can get from Málaga to Bilbao by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Málaga to Bilbao on Dec 10 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:05PMMalaga Airport1h30 10:35PMBilbao
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08:15PMMálaga13h15 09:30AMBilbao
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06:55AMMalaga Airport1h30 08:25AMBilbao
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05:35PMMalaga Airport1h40 07:15PMBilbao
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09:15AMMalaga Airport3h35 12:50PMBilbao
1 transfer

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Travel Information from Málaga to Bilbao

distanceDistance458 miles (738 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$1 - $245
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $1 (€1) • 11 h 48 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $245 (€219) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSecorbus or Air Europa

Travel 458 miles (738 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Málaga to Bilbao. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Secorbus or Air Europa among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Málaga to Bilbao.

Travel Tips: Travel from Málaga to Bilbao

Travel Tips: Travel to Bilbao easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Málaga to Bilbao.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Málaga and Bilbao. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Málaga and Bilbao is by taking a train with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Bilbao:

Taking a train is usually $57 (€51) less than taking a bus to Bilbao, which costs on average $58 (€52) for the same trip.

Taking a train is about $243 (€218) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $245 (€219) for this route.

The fastest way to get to Bilbao from Málaga is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 30 min.

Other travel options to Bilbao can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Bilbao by bus can take on average 13 h 15 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 11 h 48 min   on average.

The distance is approximately 458 miles (738 km) from Málaga to Bilbao.

The average frequency per day from Málaga to Bilbao is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Bilbao from Málaga as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Málaga to Bilbao:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Málaga, Puerto Málaga and arrive in Bilbao.
  • Most travelers board their plane from Malaga Airport and arrive in Bilbao.
  • Most travelers take a train from Malaga María Zambrano to Bilbao-Abando.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Málaga to Bilbao, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Secorbus can get you to Bilbao by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Secorbus from Málaga to Bilbao for $58 (€52) on Omio.
  • Air Europa can get you to Bilbao by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Air Europa from Málaga to Bilbao for $245 (€219) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Málaga to Bilbao with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 1 direct bus a day to Bilbao with Secorbus.

Direct services to Bilbao tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Many of our customers traveling from Málaga to Bilbao don't make Bilbao their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Bilbao are Madrid, Barcelona or Donostia-San Sebastian, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bilbao to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Málaga to Bilbao, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $58 (€52) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $245 (€219) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $1 (€1) one way.

But we recommend booking Málaga to Bilbao tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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