How to travel from Cologne to Madrid

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Travel Information between Cologne and Madrid

distanceDistance886 miles (1429 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$75 - $477
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $75 (€65) • 26 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $175 (€152) • 4 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Lufthansa or SNCF (3)

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 886 miles (1429 km) to Madrid from Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus, Lufthansa or SNCF (3) among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Cologne to Madrid.

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from Cologne to Madrid

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

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bus

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

FlixBus
06:25AM25h45
Köln, Flughafen
08:10AMMadrid
$1181One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
FlixBus
06:25AM25h45
Köln, Flughafen
08:10AMMadrid
$1181One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
Lufthansa
06:00AM5h10
Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
11:10AMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$9411One-way
1 transfer
Other options
FlixBus
12:50PM24h30
Köln, Flughafen
01:20PMMadrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
$1631One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
08:45AM26h45
Köln, Flughafen
11:30AMMadrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
$1731One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
08:28AM28h52
Cologne Hbf
01:20PMMadrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
$1651One-way
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:53AM12h02
Cologne Hbf
09:55PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$3771One-way
2 transfers
Lufthansa Cityline
08:35PM14h35
Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
11:10AMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$3751One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
10:17AM11h38
Cologne Hbf
09:55PMMadrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
$3941One-way
2 transfers

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Find the best route between Cologne and Madrid with BlaBlaCar Bus, Lufthansa and FlixBus. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most popular route has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French travel company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.

    Ryanair is one of the biggest and most popular low-cost airlines in Europe, headquartered in Ireland. Hopping on a travel and flying to popular European destinations quickly and affordably is made easy with Ryanair. This budget airline is known for operating direct travel to smaller or secondary airports usually outside major cities to keep costs down. A Ryanair travel ticket to Madrid from Cologne includes allowance of one small personal bag; additional fees tend to apply for cabin baggage and checked baggage.

      FAQs: Travel from Cologne to Madrid

      FAQs: Travel to Madrid 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 Cologne to Madrid.
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      You can get between Cologne and Madrid 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Madrid is a bus with an average price of $75 (€65).

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

      Taking a bus costs $100 (€87) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $175 (€152).

      Taking a bus costs $402 (€348) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $477 (€413).

      The fastest way to get to Madrid from Cologne is by flight with an average travel time of 4 h 30 min.

      Other travel options to Madrid take longer:

      Bus takes on average 26 h 45 min.

      Train takes on average 23 h 1 min.

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

      The average frequency per day from Cologne to Madrid is:

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

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Madrid from 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 Cologne to Madrid:

      • Most travelers take a bus from Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle) to Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses.
      • Most travelers take a flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Madrid Barajas Airport.
      • Most travelers board their train from Cologne Hbf and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

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

      • You can travel by bus between Cologne and Madrid with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus or National Express, and you can find FlixBus Cologne to Madrid tickets for $75 (€65) on Omio.
      • You can go to Madrid from Cologne by plane with Lufthansa, Ryanair, Iberia, LAER or Lufthansa Cityline (2). You'll see cheap plane tickets for $175 (€152) with Lufthansa from Cologne to Madrid on Omio.
      • You can travel between Cologne and Madrid by train with SNCF (3) or Thalys. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $477 (€413) with SNCF (3) from Cologne to Madrid.

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

      • Take a direct bus with.
      • Take a direct flight with.
      • Take a direct train with.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Madrid as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Cologne and 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, Seville, Málaga or Paris. If you’d like to add Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Málaga or Paris 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!
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