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Bus Information from Cologne to Madrid

distanceDistance886 miles (1429 km)
durationAverage bus duration27 h 35 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$112 (€93)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesEurolines France or Eurolines Germany

Buses from Cologne to Madrid cover the 886 miles (1429 km) long journey taking on average 27 h 35 min with our travel partners like Eurolines France or Eurolines Germany. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $102 (€85), but the average price of bus tickets is $112 (€93). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.

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Bus to Madrid from Cologne
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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by bus between Cologne, Germany and Madrid, Spain allowed?

Travel by bus between Cologne, Germany and Madrid, Spain is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Madrid from Cologne restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Cologne?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Madrid, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 11/30/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Madrid from Cologne closer to your date of departure here

What restrictions are there on reentering Germany from Madrid, Spain?

Return travel from Spain to Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cologne from Madrid?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Madrid?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 11/30/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to Cologne from Madrid.

How much does a cheap bus to Madrid from Cologne cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus from Cologne to Madrid for the next 7 days starting from $102 (€85)  one way.
How much is the bus from Cologne to Madrid on average?
The bus price between Cologne and Madrid is on average $112 (€93)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
How far is Cologne to Madrid by bus?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Madrid from Cologne by bus to be approximately 886 miles (1429 km).
How long is the bus ride from Cologne to Madrid?
The Cologne to Madrid bus duration is on average 27 h 35 min, which is to be expected when traveling 886 miles (1429 km) from Cologne to Madrid. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What bus station in Cologne goes to Madrid? What bus station do I come into Madrid from Cologne?

Some of the Cologne bus stations to Madrid you can start your journey from include Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Madrid include Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arriving in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.

Where is the bus station in Cologne to go to Madrid? Where is the bus station in Madrid located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their buses from Köln Hbf and need to travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center to get to this bus station.

Passengers arriving in Madrid most often arrive at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and need to travel around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from this bus station to the city center.

Which bus companies should I travel with from Cologne to Madrid?
If you're looking for buses from Cologne to Madrid, you can rely on Eurolines France or Eurolines Germany to get you to Madrid. It's also good to check out all possible bus providers for the Cologne to Madrid route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When does the first bus depart from Cologne to Madrid? When does the last bus depart from Cologne to Madrid?
You can take the first bus from Cologne to Madrid at 5: 15 AM. The last bus from Cologne to Madrid that you can take departs at 11: 50 AM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Cologne to Madrid schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How far in advance should I purchase a bus ticket from Cologne to Madrid to get the best deals?
If you buy the Cologne to Madrid bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $112 (€93). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses from Cologne to Madrid. Look out for bus tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.