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from Barcelona to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Barcelona to Cologne on Dec 5 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:40PMBarcelona El Prat Airport2h20 05:00PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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04:40PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord24h55 05:35PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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05:35PMBarcelona El Prat Airport2h25 08:00PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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Travel Information between Barcelona and Cologne

distanceDistance696 miles (1123 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$48 - $66
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $48 (€40) • 2 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $48 (€40) • 2 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair or Flixbus

Travel 696 miles (1123 km) by flight or bus to Cologne from Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $48 (€40). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Ryanair or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Barcelona to Cologne.

Travel Tips

Travel from Barcelona to Cologne
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.
Is international travel between Barcelona, Spain and Cologne, Germany allowed?

Travel from Barcelona, Spain to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cologne from Barcelona restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne, Germany from Barcelona?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 12/3/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Barcelona and Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Spain from Cologne, Germany?

The current restriction level for returning to Barcelona, Spain from Germany is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Barcelona, Spain from Cologne, Germany?

Reentering Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Barcelona from Cologne?

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Barcelona, Spain regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Spain must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 12/4/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Barcelona from Cologne here.

How do I travel from Barcelona to Cologne?

You can travel to Cologne from Barcelona 2 different ways: flight or bus.

How do I get from Barcelona to Cologne the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Cologne is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $48 (€40) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a flight is usually $18 (€15) less than taking a bus to Cologne, which costs on average $66 (€55) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Barcelona to Cologne?

The fastest way from Barcelona to Cologne is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Cologne that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 25 h 15 min   on average.

How far is Cologne from Barcelona?

Cologne is approximately 696 miles (1123 km) away from Barcelona.

When traveling to Cologne from Barcelona, what are the departure and arrival points in Barcelona and Cologne?

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

  • Most travelers board their plane from Barcelona El Prat Airport and arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers take a bus from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord to Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
Who can get me from Barcelona to Cologne?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Barcelona to Cologne:

  • You can travel from Barcelona to Cologne by flight with Ryanair. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $48 (€40) with Ryanair from Barcelona to Cologne.
  • You can take a bus from Barcelona to Cologne with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $66 (€55) with Flixbus from Barcelona to Cologne.
Is there a way to travel directly from Barcelona to Cologne?

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with Ryanair.
  • You'll find direct buses with.

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

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Barcelona to Cologne?
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 Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels, 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!
How early should I buy Barcelona to Cologne tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Barcelona to Cologne, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $48 (€40) one way.
  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $66 (€55) one way.

But we recommend booking Barcelona to Cologne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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