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Málaga to Bilbao by train

The journey from Málaga to Bilbao by train is 459.41 mi and takes 14 hr 36 min. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 8:10 AM and the last at 8:30 PM. It is possible to travel from Málaga to Bilbao by train for as little as $78.36 or as much as $227.77. The best price for this journey is $78.36.

Lowest Price$78.36
Journey Duration14 hr 36 min
Connection per Day8
Lowest Price$78.36
Highest Price$227.77
First Departure8:10 AM
Last Departure8:30 PM
Distance459.41 mi
DepartureMálaga
ArrivalBilbao
CarriersBlaBlaCar Bus, AlsaMore

Málaga to Bilbao Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024

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How much will I pay for train tickets from Málaga to Bilbao?

The cheapest train tickets from Málaga to Bilbao cost $78.36. On average, you can expect to spend around $145.05 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Málaga to Bilbao.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Málaga to Bilbao. On average, though, you'll pay about $145.05 for a train ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

How long is the journey from Málaga to Bilbao by train?

Traveling from Málaga to Bilbao by train will usually take 14 hr 36 min. This journey covers a distance of 459.41 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 14 hr 36 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The distance between Málaga and Bilbao is around 459.41 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 14 hr 36 min. However, the fastest routes between Málaga and Bilbao take 9 hr 5 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

When do the first and last departures from Málaga to Bilbao leave?

The first journey of the day departs from Málaga at 8:10 AM. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 8:30 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Málaga and Bilbao. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. The first journey of the night departs from Málaga at 8:10 AM. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 8:30 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Málaga and Bilbao. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

When traveling from Málaga to Bilbao by train, which stations can I use?

You will be able to leave Málaga by using stations such as . These connect you to stations including in Bilbao. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Málaga or in Bilbao, for your convenience while traveling.

How many times a day do departures from Málaga leave for Bilbao?

The route from Málaga to Bilbao is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Málaga 8 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Málaga to Bilbao, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 8 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Málaga to Bilbao. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Málaga to Bilbao
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Málaga to Bilbao.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Málaga to Bilbao, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Málaga to Bilbao.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $1.03 to $10,890.21 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 100% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Málaga to Bilbao

The cheapest Málaga - Bilbao train tickets can be found for as low as $90.32 if you’re lucky, or $257.23 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $948.29.

Find the best day to travel to Bilbao by train

When travelling to Bilbao by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Alsa, founded in 1923, is a prominent Spanish bus company that operates national and international routes. The company has grown to become one of the largest bus companies in Europe. Alsa provides a comprehensive range of services, including regular and express routes, luxury buses, and sleeper buses. Alsa, dedicated to sustainability, reduces its carbon footprint by using alternative fuels and energy-efficient technologies.

Established in 2018, BlaBlaCar Bus was born out of BlaBlaCar's acquisition of OUIBUS in November of that same year. The company officially launched in June 2019 and has since been offering long-distance bus services across Europe. Initially known as BlaBlaBus, the company went on to adopt the name Ouibus, before finally deciding on its present name, BlaBlaCar Bus. BlaBlaCar Bus operates a network of routes that link several cities, including Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Genoa, Lille, London, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Nice, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, San Sebastián, and Turin.

Iryo is a Spanish high-speed train operator, founded in 2019 and serving Spain's major cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Seville, Valencia and Zaragoza. iryo operates on the national rail network in Spain, using the latest AVE high-speed trains to transport passengers at speeds of up to 310 km/h.

Ticket types and facilities from Málaga to Bilbao

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Iryo when traveling from Málaga to Bilbao.

Singular

The "Singular fare" offers flexibility for entrepreneurs and companies with personalized customer service from iryo assistants.
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air_con Air conditioning
bicycle Bicycle

Inicial

iryo's Inicial fare provides affordable travel without compromising on comfort or service.
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luggage Luggage
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air_con Air conditioning
bicycle Bicycle

Singular ONLY YOU

The "Singular Only YOU" fare is designed for entrepreneurs and companies, providing the best conditions for changes and cancellations in the ticket.
wifi WiFi
power_sockets Power sockets
luggage Luggage
accessibility Accessibility
food_and_drink Food and drink
air_con Air conditioning
bicycle Bicycle

Infinita

Infinita is iryo's all-inclusive fare that offers the best travel options with flexibility and comfort.
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luggage Luggage
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food_and_drink Food and drink
air_con Air conditioning
bicycle Bicycle

Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Connect to free WiFi on iryo trains in any class. Enjoy movies, TV shows, live news, and Spotify for entertainment.
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Every seat on iryo trains comes with power sockets, and those in the Infinita and Singular Cafe class boast additional USB ports.
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On iryo trains, flexible baggage policy lets you travel comfortably with up to 3 pieces of luggage, including a piece of hand luggage. Maximum size for 2 larger pieces is 85x55x35cm, while hand luggage must be 36x27x15cm. Total weight limit is 25kg.
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iryo trains are designed for inclusivity, offering designated seats for passengers with reduced mobility and ensuring step-free access during both boarding and disembarking.
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iryo offers quality menus for all classes. Find the onboard restaurant/bar usually close to coach 2. For Infinita Class passengers, meals are served at your seat, but remember to book 24 hours in advance.
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Enjoy fresh and comfortable air on the ETR1000 train; its cutting-edge air-conditioning system refreshes the entire carriage's air in just 3 minutes, ensuring a generous 35 m3/h of fresh outside air for every passenger.
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On Iryo trains, you can bring along one disassembled bicycle or electric scooter per coach, as long as it's tucked into a bag and stays within 90x120x40cm. It's free to transport! Just keep in mind that you'll handle the loading, safekeeping, and unloading. Also, be considerate of other passengers' comfort and safety, and remember any damages caused are on you.
Services on board BlaBlaCar Bus, Alsa and Iryo from Málaga to Bilbao
Compare services on board when travelling from Málaga to Bilbao by train.
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Málaga to Bilbao CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
51.75kg
Bus
55.45kg
Flight
147.87kg
Car
118.3kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Málaga to Bilbao by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Málaga and Bilbao are 51.75kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Málaga and Bilbao? By taking the train between Málaga and Bilbao you will save 96.12kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 3.7kg compared to a bus and 66.55kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Málaga to Bilbao?
A train ticket from Málaga to Bilbao is $145.05. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $78.36.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Málaga to Bilbao?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Málaga to Bilbao is $78.36. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Málaga and Bilbao by train?
Málaga to Bilbao is 459.41 mi.
How long does the train between Málaga and Bilbao take?
Málaga to Bilbao is on average 14 hr 36 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 9 hr 5 min.
Which companies operate from Málaga to Bilbao?
The train journey from Málaga to Bilbao is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: BlaBlaCar Bus, Alsa, Iryo and FlixBus.
How many train connections per day go from Málaga to Bilbao?
Málaga to Bilbao has 8 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Málaga to Bilbao leave?
The earliest train from Málaga to Bilbao departs at 8:10 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Málaga to Bilbao depart?
The latest train from Málaga to Bilbao departs at 8:30 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Málaga to Bilbao in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $78.36 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Málaga to Bilbao?
There are 3 station(s) that you can depart from Málaga to go to Bilbao. You can go from Malaga Airport, Málaga El Palo and Malaga María Zambrano and you can arrive at Bilbao Abando, Castrejana Carretera Zorroza-Castrejana, and Bilbao Estación de Autobuses.
What's the fastest journey time between Málaga to Bilbao by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Málaga and Bilbao is 9 hr 5 min.
Is there a direct train from Málaga to Bilbao?
Yes, there is a direct train between Málaga and Bilbao.
What are the CO2 emissions for Málaga to Bilbao by train?
The train journey from Málaga to Bilbao creates 51.75kg of CO2 emissions.

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