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It's difficult to get from Madrid to Cologne without transferring at least once.
|Distance||886 miles (1429 km)|
|Average bus duration||24 h 45 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$146 (€141)|
|Bus companies||Eurolines Switzerland, Flixbus, Alsa, Eurolines France or BlaBlaCar Bus|
Buses from Madrid to Cologne cover the 886 miles (1429 km) long trip taking on average 24 h 45 min with our travel partners like Eurolines Switzerland, Flixbus, Alsa, Eurolines France or BlaBlaCar Bus. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $87 (€84), but the average price of bus tickets is $146 (€141). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
Buy your official Alsa, BlaBlaCar Bus and FlixBus bus tickets to Cologne from Madrid from $87 (€84) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.
Alsa is the main provider of bus travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of buses with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal bus with free WiFi, bathrooms, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium buses provide more luxurious services when traveling by road, depending on the specific route. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other bus tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
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 Madrid, Spain and Cologne, Germany by bus is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 10/6/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from Madrid to Cologne before traveling.
The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Cologne to Madrid is: Unrestricted
Reentry to Spain is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
What are the requirements?
The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 10/3/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Madrid from Cologne here.
Some of the Madrid bus stations to Cologne you can start your journey from include Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Cologne include Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
You can find the most popular departure bus station for this route, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located approximately 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city center of Madrid. The most popular arrival bus station in Cologne, called Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof), is located around 8.1 miles (13.1 km) away from its city center.
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