The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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1d 30 m
1d 2 h 15 m
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It's difficult to get from Cologne to Madrid without transferring at least once.
|Distance||886 miles (1429 km)|
|Average bus duration||24 h 30 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$137 (€131)|
|Bus companies||Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurolines Switzerland, Alsa or Flixbus|
Buses from Cologne to Madrid cover the 886 miles (1429 km) long route taking on average 24 h 30 min with our travel partners like Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurolines Switzerland, Alsa or Flixbus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $137 (€131), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $78 (€74). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
Buy your official Alsa, FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus bus tickets between Cologne and Madrid from $78 (€74) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
Alsa is the main bus company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on bus journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal buses with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe buses like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.
BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French bus company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.
Travel between Cologne, Germany and Madrid, Spain by bus is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Spain, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 10/3/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from Cologne to Madrid before traveling.
Return travel from Spain to Germany is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 10/4/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your bus to Cologne from Madrid.
There are a few bus stations in Cologne to start your trip from including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). In Madrid you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
You can find the most popular departure bus station for this route, Köln Hbf, located approximately 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center of Cologne. The most popular arrival bus station in Madrid, called Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, is located around 3 miles (4.9 km) away from its city center.
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