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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Madrid

Showing times and prices for May 27

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cologne to Madrid is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Eurostar
12:42PM27h03
Cologne
03:45PMMadrid
$5701One-way
3 transfers

Train schedule from Cologne to Madrid

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, May 27
Eurostar
12:42PM27h03
Cologne
03:45PMMadrid
3 transfers

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Fastest train times from Cologne to Madrid

Showing times and prices for May 27

Fastest Journey

1d 3 h 3 m

Average

1d 3 h 3 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

1430 km

It's difficult to get from Cologne to Madrid without transferring at least 3 times.

Eurostar
12:42PM27h03
Cologne
03:45PMMadrid
$5701One-way
3 transfers

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Madrid

distanceDistance886 miles (1429 km)
durationAverage train duration23 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price$518 (€448)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersSNCF (3) or Thalys

Trains from Cologne to Madrid cover the 886 miles (1429 km) long journey taking on average 23 h 1 min with our travel partners like SNCF (3) or Thalys. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $518 (€448), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $477 (€413). Travelers depart most frequently from Cologne Hbf and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

Train providers: SNCF (3) and Thalys from Cologne to Madrid trains

Buy your official SNCF (3) and Thalys train tickets between Cologne and Madrid from $470 (€407) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.

Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train to Madrid from Cologne with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Thalys from Cologne to Madrid train information:

  • Average Duration: 27 h 3 min
  • Cheapest Price: $570
  • Thalys frequency: 1 a day

FAQs: Trains from Cologne to Madrid

FAQs: Travel by train from Cologne 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
Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Madrid can start from as little as $477 (€413) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cologne to Madrid is $518 (€448); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Cologne to Madrid is 23 h 1 min   to travel the 886 mile (1429 km) long trip, with around there is 1 train per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cologne to Madrid leaves at 12: 42 PM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cologne to Madrid leaves at 6: 43 PM.
There is 1 train a day from Cologne to Madrid which require at least one change with SNCF (3) or Thalys. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Madrid. Take the fast train with Thalys from Cologne to Madrid.
Take the Cologne to Madrid train with SNCF (3) or Thalys. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip between Cologne and Madrid as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 6: 43 PM.

When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your route from including Cologne Hbf, Cologne Messe/Deutz and Cologne/Bonn Flughafen. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your journey in train stations like Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Príncipe Pío.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cologne Hbf, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

You have options as you can travel from Cologne to Madrid 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Cologne and Madrid

Cologne
Madrid
Cologne 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 Cologne 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.
Cologne/Bonn FlughafenShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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ticketOfficeHours
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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.
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Cologne-Müngersdorf TechnologieparkATMAccessibility
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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.
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Cologne TrimbornstrATMAccessibility
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Cologne Geldernstr. /ParkgürtelATMTaxisAccessibility
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