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from Cologne to Madrid

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Travel Information to Madrid from Cologne

distanceDistance886 miles (1429 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$157 - $172
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $157 (€125) • 24 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $172 (€137) • 4 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa or Flixbus

Take a flight or bus to travel 886 miles (1429 km) from Cologne to Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $157 (€125). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Lufthansa or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Cologne to Madrid.

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

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

Can I enter Spain if coming from Germany?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Madrid if traveling from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/17/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Cologne to Madrid.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning 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 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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 9/17/21. 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 Cologne from Madrid here.

How do I travel from Cologne to Madrid?

There are 2 travel options from Cologne to Madrid: flight or bus.

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

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Madrid is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $157 (€125) compared to other travel options to Madrid:

Taking a bus is usually $16 (€12) less than taking a flight to Madrid, which costs on average $172 (€137) 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 4 h 30 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 24 h 30 min   on average.

What is the distance from Cologne to Madrid?

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Cologne to Madrid?

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

  • Flights mostly depart from Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in 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?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Madrid, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Lufthansa can get you to Madrid by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Lufthansa from Cologne to Madrid for $172 (€137) on Omio.
  • Flixbus can take you to Madrid by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Cologne to Madrid for $157 (€125).
Is there a way to travel directly from Cologne to Madrid?

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

  • You'll find direct flights with.

Direct services to Madrid 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.

Where should I go next after I travel to Madrid from Cologne?
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!
When should I purchase a ticket from Cologne to Madrid online to score 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 trip costs on average $172 (€137) one way.
  • A bus ticket costs $157 (€125) one way on average for this trip.

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.

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Cologne
Madrid
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