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Train Information between Cologne and Madrid

distanceDistance886 miles (1429 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Cologne to Madrid cover the 886 miles (1429 km) long trip 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 Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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Trains from Cologne to Madrid
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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Cologne, Germany and Madrid, Spain allowed?

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

Is international entry into Madrid from Cologne restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 Madrid, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last checked on 9/17/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Cologne and Madrid closer to your date of departure here

Are there restrictions on returning to Germany from Spain by train?

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

Is my return train into Cologne from Madrid 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 Madrid?

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 9/17/21. 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.

What is the distance between Cologne and Madrid by train?
The train distance from Cologne to Madrid is around 886 miles (1429 km).
Which train station from Cologne to Madrid do I depart from? Which Madrid train station from Cologne do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Cologne to start your trip from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. In Madrid you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

Where is the Cologne train station located? Where is the Madrid train station 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 Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city center in Madrid.

How many train services are there to Madrid from Cologne a day?
The average number of trains departing Cologne for Madrid is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Madrid
Köln Hbf
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