How to travel from Barcelona to Cologne

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Travel Information between Barcelona and Cologne

distanceDistance696 miles (1123 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$56 - $608
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $56 (€48) • 2 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $56 (€48) • 2 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Ryanair or TGV INOUI

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 696 miles (1123 km) between Barcelona and Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus, Ryanair or TGV INOUI among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Barcelona to Cologne.

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from Barcelona to Cologne

How to get from Barcelona to Cologne by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Barcelona to Cologne is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
01:20PM19h00
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
08:20AMKöln, Flughafen
$1471One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
01:20PM19h00
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
08:20AMKöln, Flughafen
$1471One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Smartwings
08:45PM2h20
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
11:05PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$2921One-way
0 transfers
Other options
FlixBus
08:05AM19h50
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
03:55AMKöln, Flughafen
$1931One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
09:45AM22h35
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
08:20AMKöln, Flughafen
$1981One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
06:20PM26h00
Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
08:20PMKöln, Flughafen
$1871One-way
1 transfer
Austrian Airlines
08:40PM13h45
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
10:25AMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$3801One-way
1 transfer
Swiss
08:05PM13h10
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
09:15AMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$4361One-way
1 transfer
Swiss
02:55PM6h35
Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
09:30PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$6861One-way
1 transfer

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You can travel by travel between Barcelona and Cologne with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus and SWISS. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Renfe-SNCF is a joint venture between Spain's Renfe and France's SNCF, offering high-speed rail services between the two countries. The trains run at speeds of up to 300 km/h, with departures every two hours. Renfe-SNCF offers three types of trains: the AVE, the TGV and the EuroMed. The AVE is the fastest, with a journey time of just over three hours between Madrid and Paris. The TGV is slightly slower, but still offers a comfortable journey. The EuroMed is the slowest, but is the most affordable option. Renfe-SNCF offers a range of ticket types, including single, return and group tickets. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, power sockets and a selection of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for Renfe-SNCF are Madrid to Paris, Barcelona to Marseille and Madrid to Lyon.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      Germany's largest airline is Lufthansa. Fly between Barcelona and Cologne and book your most convinient travel ticket from Lufthansa's many ticket options including: Economy Light, Economy Classic, Economy Flex, Business Class and First Class.

        FAQs: Travel from Barcelona to Cologne

        FAQs: Travel to Cologne 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 Barcelona to Cologne.
        FAQs

        There are 3 options to travel from Barcelona to Cologne including taking a train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel between Barcelona and Cologne is a flight with an average price of $56 (€48).

        This is compared to other travel options from Barcelona to Cologne:

        Taking a flight costs $14 (€12) less than taking a bus, which average ticket prices of $69 (€60).

        Taking a flight costs $552 (€477) less than taking a train, which costs on average $608 (€525) for the same trip.

        The quickest way to travel to Cologne from Barcelona is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Bus takes on average 19 h.

        Taking a train requires on average 21 h 50 min of travel time.

        The distance from Barcelona to Cologne is approximately 696 miles (1123 km).

        The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Cologne is:

        • Around 1 bus per day.
        • 1 train a day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Barcelona to Cologne as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Barcelona to Cologne:

        • Most travelers take a bus from Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Sants to Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
        • Most travelers take a flight from Barcelona El Prat Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.
        • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Barcelona to Cologne depart from Barcelona Sants to Cologne Hbf.

        The following travel companies offer services from Barcelona to Cologne:

        • Travel with FlixBus or BlaBlaCar Bus to go to Cologne by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixBus Barcelona to Cologne tickets on Omio for $69 (€60).
        • Travel with Ryanair, Eurowings, Malta Air, Lufthansa, TUIfly, Smartwings, airmax, Vueling Airlines, Eurowings Europe, Air Dolomiti or SWISS to go to Cologne by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Ryanair Barcelona to Cologne tickets on Omio for $56 (€48).
        • TGV INOUI can take you to Cologne by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for TGV INOUI from Barcelona to Cologne for $608 (€525).

        Yes, there are direct routes from Barcelona to Cologne with the following travel companies:

        • You can check for a direct bus to Cologne with FlixBus with 1 direct bus per day.

        Direct services to Cologne tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

        Many of our customers traveling from Barcelona to Cologne don't make Cologne their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Cologne are Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels or Frankfurt am Main, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cologne to any of these top destinations today!
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