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from Cologne to Madrid

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

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Madrid on Jan 21 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:00PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport34h55 09:55AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$1271One-way
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11:00PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport34h55 09:55AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$1271One-way
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11:00PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport35h30 10:30AMMadrid
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$1271One-way
05:55PMCologne/Bonn Airport5h40 11:35PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$5701One-way
09:20AMCologne/Bonn Airport7h30 04:50PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$5701One-way

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Fri
Jan 21
$113BlaBlaCar Bus
$507Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Jan 22
$78Flixbus
$28Ryanair
Sun
Jan 23
$70BlaBlaCar Bus
$440Lufthansa
Mon
Jan 24
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$440Lufthansa
Tue
Jan 25
$78Flixbus
$26Ryanair
Wed
Jan 26
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$177Lufthansa
Thu
Jan 27
$78Flixbus
$21Ryanair
Fri
Jan 28
$89BlaBlaCar Bus
$315Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Jan 29
$79BlaBlaCar Bus
$22Ryanair
Sun
Jan 30
$76BlaBlaCar Bus
$257Lufthansa
Mon
Jan 31
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$257Lufthansa
Tue
Feb 1
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$28Ryanair
Wed
Feb 2
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$219Lufthansa
Thu
Feb 3
$77BlaBlaCar Bus
$12Ryanair
Fri
Feb 4
$83BlaBlaCar Bus
$190Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Feb 5
$70BlaBlaCar Bus
$31Ryanair
Sun
Feb 6
$70BlaBlaCar Bus
$219Lufthansa
Mon
Feb 7
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$171Lufthansa

Travel Information between Cologne and Madrid

distanceDistance886 miles (1429 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$143 - $178
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $143 (€119) • 24 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $178 (€148) • 2 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa or Flixbus

Travel 886 miles (1429 km) by flight or bus to Madrid from Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $143 (€119). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Lufthansa or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Madrid.

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FAQs

Is international travel between Cologne, Germany and Madrid, Spain allowed?

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

Is international entry into Madrid from Cologne restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Madrid, Spain 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

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Madrid, 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 1/18/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Cologne to Madrid closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Cologne, Germany from Madrid, Spain?

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

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

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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 1/19/22. 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 Madrid here.

How do I travel from Cologne to Madrid?

You can travel between Cologne and Madrid 2 different ways: flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Madrid?

The cheapest way to travel between Cologne and Madrid is by taking a bus with an average price of $143 (€119).

This is compared to other travel options to Madrid:

Taking a bus is usually $35 (€29) less than taking a flight to Madrid, which costs on average $178 (€148) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Cologne to Madrid?

The quickest way to travel between Cologne and Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 45 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 24 h 30 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Cologne and Madrid?

The Cologne to Madrid distance is around 886 miles (1429 km).

Where do I depart from Cologne? Where do I arrive in Madrid?

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

  • Flights most often depart from Cologne at Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Madrid at Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Buses mostly depart from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.

Who can get me from Cologne to Madrid?

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

  • You can go to Madrid from Cologne by plane with Lufthansa. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $178 (€148) with Lufthansa from Cologne to Madrid on Omio.
  • You can travel by bus between Cologne and Madrid with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Cologne to Madrid tickets for $143 (€119) on Omio.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Cologne to Madrid?

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

How far in advance should I purchase tickets between Cologne and Madrid online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $178 (€148) one way.
  • A bus ticket costs $143 (€119) one way on average for this route.

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