Cologne to Madrid bus

Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Oct 06

Cheapest

154

Average

167

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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12:50PMKöln, Flughafen24h30 01:20PMMadrid, Estación Sur
1 transfer
1541One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:15AMKöln, Flughafen28h00 10:15AMMadrid, Estación Sur
1 transfer
1801One-way

Bus schedule from Cologne to Madrid

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06:15AMKöln, Flughafen28h00 10:15AMMadrid, Estación Sur
1 transfer
12:50PMKöln, Flughafen24h30 01:20PMMadrid, Estación Sur
1 transfer

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Bus times from Cologne to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Oct 06

Fastest Journey

1d 30 m

Average

1d 2 h 15 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

1430 km

It's difficult to get from Cologne to Madrid without transferring at least once.

Fastest
12:50PMKöln, Flughafen24h30 01:20PMMadrid, Estación Sur
1 transfer
1541One-way
2nd Fastest
06:15AMKöln, Flughafen28h00 10:15AMMadrid, Estación Sur
1 transfer
1801One-way

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Overview: Bus from Cologne to Madrid

distanceDistance886 miles (1429 km)
durationAverage bus duration24 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$137 (€131)
changesDirect busNo
carriersBus companiesEurolines 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.

Bus providers: Alsa, FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus from Cologne to Madrid

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.

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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.

  • Average Price: $105

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.

    • Average Price: $78

    Travel Tips: Bus to Madrid from Cologne

    Travel Tips: Take the bus to Madrid 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 Cologne to Madrid.
    FAQs

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

    What is the status of international entry into Spain from Germany?

    International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • There are no current restrictions

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

    When traveling in Spain, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

    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.

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

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

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

    Requirements for reentering:

    • There are no current restrictions

    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 10/4/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to Cologne from Madrid.

    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus from Cologne to Madrid for the next 7 days starting from $78 (€74)  one way.
    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $137 (€131)  for a bus ticket between Cologne and Madrid.
    You should expect to travel around 886 miles (1429 km)  between Cologne and Madrid by bus.
    The bus time from Cologne to Madrid is on average 24 h 30 min  for the 886 miles (1429 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Cologne and Madrid by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    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.

    When taking a bus from Cologne to Madrid, you can count on Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurolines Switzerland, Alsa or Flixbus for the best way to get you to Madrid. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service from Cologne to Madrid and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
    You can take the earliest bus from Cologne to Madrid at 6: 45 AM   or take the last bus from Cologne to Madrid leaving at 9: 00 PM. Look for the latest Cologne to Madrid bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this route.
    You can find buses from Cologne to Madrid to cost on average $137 (€131) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Madrid bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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