Cologne to Madrid train

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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
03:40PMKöln Hbf24h05 03:45PMMadrid-puerta De Atocha
4 transfers
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Train schedule from Cologne to Madrid

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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
03:40PMKöln Hbf24h05 03:45PMMadrid-puerta De Atocha
4 transfers

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Fastest train times from Cologne to Madrid

Showing times and prices for Oct 06

Fastest Journey

1d 5 m

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1d 5 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

1430 km

It's difficult to get from Cologne to Madrid without transferring at least 4 times.

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
03:40PMKöln Hbf24h05 03:45PMMadrid-puerta De Atocha
4 transfers
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Overview: Train from Cologne to Madrid

distanceDistance886 miles (1429 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche 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.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Madrid trains

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

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:

  • Average Duration: 25 h 55 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Madrid

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Madrid 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 Madrid.
FAQs

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

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

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Madrid, 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 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.

Is my return train into Cologne from Madrid restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 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.

The distance from Cologne to Madrid by train is approximately 886 miles (1429 km).
While the time it takes to travel 886 miles (1429 km) to Madrid from Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cologne to Madrid train journey time is on average 24 h 24 min.

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.

If you're looking for trains from Cologne to Madrid, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express to get you to Madrid. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Cologne to Madrid journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Cologne for Madrid is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train for this route departs from Cologne at 1: 42 PM. The last train leaves from Cologne at 3: 40 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cologne to Madrid and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
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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 Madrid.
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+49 2211411055
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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
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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WifiWifi
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ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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