How to travel from Cologne to Barcelona

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from Cologne to Barcelona

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

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flight

To get from Cologne to Barcelona on Oct 06 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:50PMCologne/Bonn Airport2h15 08:05PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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05:50PMCologne/Bonn Airport2h15 08:05PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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2101One-way

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Travel Information between Cologne and Barcelona

distanceDistance696 miles (1123 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$4 - $114
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $4 (€4) • 23 h 11 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $75 (€72) • 2 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Ryanair

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 696 miles (1123 km) from Cologne to Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $4 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Ryanair among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Cologne to Barcelona.

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FAQs

Travel from Cologne, Germany to Barcelona, Spain is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Barcelona from Cologne restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

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

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

The government of Spain 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 10/3/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Cologne to Barcelona closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Cologne, Germany from Spain is: Unrestricted.

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany 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 10/4/22. 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 Cologne from Barcelona here.

There are 4 ways to travel from Cologne to Barcelona including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Barcelona is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $4 (€4) compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

A train is generally $110 (€106) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $114 (€110) from Cologne to Barcelona.

A train is $71 (€68) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Cologne to Barcelona costing on average $75 (€72).

The quickest way to travel between Cologne and Barcelona is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Barcelona by bus can take on average 22 h 35 min.

In comparison, getting to Barcelona by train can take on average 23 h 11 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Barcelona is:

  • 2 trains a day.

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

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Flights mostly depart from Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Trains from Cologne to Barcelona most often leave from Köln Hbf and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

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

  • You can go to Barcelona from Cologne by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $114 (€110) with Flixbus from Cologne to Barcelona on Omio.
  • You can go to Barcelona from Cologne by plane with Ryanair. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $75 (€72) with Ryanair from Cologne to Barcelona on Omio.

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

  • You can book a direct bus with.
  • You'll find direct flights with Ryanair.

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

Your trip from Cologne to Barcelona doesn't have to end in Barcelona. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you’d like to add Madrid, Paris or Valencia to your Cologne to Barcelona tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Barcelona today!

When planning your trip from Cologne to Barcelona, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $114 (€110) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $75 (€72) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $4 (€4) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Barcelona online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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