Madrid to Cologne bus

Cheap bus tickets from Madrid to Cologne

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Cheapest

174

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174

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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04:40PMMadrid, Estación Sur24h45 05:25PMKöln, Flughafen
1 transfer
1741One-way

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Bus times from Madrid to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Oct 08

Fastest Journey

1d 45 m

Average

1d 45 m

Buses per day

1

Distance

1430 km

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

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04:40PMMadrid, Estación Sur24h45 05:25PMKöln, Flughafen
1 transfer
1741One-way

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Overview: Bus from Madrid to Cologne

distanceDistance886 miles (1429 km)
durationAverage bus duration24 h 45 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$146 (€141)
changesDirect busNo
carriersBus companiesEurolines 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).

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

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.

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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.

    • Average Price: $87

    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 Tips: Bus to Cologne from Madrid

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

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

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

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

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

      Conditions of entry:

      • There are no current restrictions

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

      When traveling in Germany, 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 10/6/22. 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

      Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Spain from Germany?

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

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

      What are the requirements?

      • There are no current restrictions

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

      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.

      If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Madrid to Cologne buses for as little as $87 (€84)  in the next 7 days.
      The bus price between Madrid and Cologne is on average $146 (€141)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
      The bus distance from Madrid to Cologne is around 886 miles (1429 km).
      While the time it takes to travel 886 miles (1429 km) to Cologne from Madrid can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Madrid to Cologne bus journey time is on average 24 h 45 min.

      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.

      For the trip from Madrid to Cologne you can take a bus with Eurolines Switzerland, Flixbus, Alsa, Eurolines France or BlaBlaCar Bus. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services to Cologne from Madrid on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
      You can take the earliest bus from Madrid to Cologne at 1: 40 PM   or take the last bus from Madrid to Cologne leaving at 8: 25 PM. Look for the latest Madrid to Cologne bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this route.
      If you book the Madrid to Cologne bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $146 (€141). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses between Madrid and Cologne. 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.

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