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Train Information between Cologne and Barcelona

distanceDistance696 miles (1123 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Cologne to Barcelona cover the 696 miles (1123 km) long route taking on average 15 h 34 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Travel Tips

Trains from Cologne to Barcelona
Travel by train to Barcelona 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 Barcelona.
Is travel by train currently allowed from Cologne, Germany to Barcelona, Spain?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Barcelona, Spain by train is: Partially open.

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

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 Barcelona, 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 11/27/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Cologne to Barcelona before traveling.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Cologne, Germany from Barcelona, Spain?

The restriction level for your return train to Cologne, Germany from Barcelona is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Cologne from Barcelona restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

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

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:

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

Last checked on 11/27/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Barcelona closer to your date of departure here here.

What is the distance to Barcelona from Cologne by train?
The Cologne to Barcelona train distance is approximately 696 miles (1123 km).
How long is a train between Cologne and Barcelona on average?
While the time it takes to travel 696 miles (1123 km) from Cologne to Barcelona can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cologne to Barcelona train journey time is on average 15 h 34 min.
What is the departure train station in Cologne and arrival train station in Barcelona?

When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your route from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. When arriving in Barcelona, you can end your journey in train stations like Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

Omio customers book a train from Köln Hbf   to Barcelona Sants   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Cologne to go to Barcelona? Where is the train station in Barcelona located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Köln Hbf and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Barcelona Sants and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city center in Barcelona.

How many trains per day are there to Barcelona from Cologne?
The average number of trains departing Cologne for Barcelona is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your trip to Barcelona.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+49 2211411055
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Köln Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB