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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It's difficult to get from Cologne to Madrid without transferring at least 4 times.
|Distance||886 miles (1429 km)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express|
Trains from Cologne to Madrid cover the 886 miles (1429 km) long journey taking on average 24 h 24 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.
Deutsche Bahn will get you between Cologne and Madrid at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne to Madrid train.
Cologne to Madrid train information with Deutsche Bahn:
Travel between Cologne, Germany and Madrid, Spain by train 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 train from Cologne to Madrid before traveling.
The restriction level for your return train to Cologne, Germany from Madrid is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 10/4/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Madrid closer to your date of departure here here.
Some of the Cologne train stations to Madrid you can start your journey from include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Madrid include Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Köln Hbf and arriving in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.
Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Köln Hbf and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Madrid most often arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from this train station to the city center.
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