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from Madrid to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to Cologne on Jul 29 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:15AMMadrid Barajas Airport6h20 01:35PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$3531One-way
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07:15AMMadrid Barajas Airport6h20 01:35PMCologne/Bonn Airport
1 changes
$3531One-way
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01:05PMMadrid Barajas Airport7h00 08:05PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$6501One-way

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Thu
Jul 29
$119Flixbus
$353Lufthansa
Fri
Jul 30
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$295Lufthansa
Sat
Jul 31
$127Flixbus
$247Lufthansa
Sun
Aug 1
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$353Lufthansa
Mon
Aug 2
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$192Lufthansa
Tue
Aug 3
$119Flixbus
$247Lufthansa
Wed
Aug 4
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$197Lufthansa
Thu
Aug 5
$106Flixbus
$197Lufthansa
Fri
Aug 6
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$197Lufthansa
Sat
Aug 7
$119Flixbus
$353Lufthansa
Sun
Aug 8
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$295Lufthansa
Mon
Aug 9
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$197Lufthansa
Tue
Aug 10
$119Flixbus
$139Lufthansa
Wed
Aug 11
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$139Lufthansa
Thu
Aug 12
$81Flixbus
$172Lufthansa
Fri
Aug 13
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$262Lufthansa
Sat
Aug 14
$94Flixbus
$353Lufthansa
Sun
Aug 15
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$247Lufthansa
Mon
Aug 16
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$172Lufthansa
Tue
Aug 17
$119Flixbus
$139Lufthansa

Travel Information to Cologne from Madrid

distanceDistance886 miles (1429 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$120 - $433
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $120 (€95) • 24 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $433 (€344) • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline or Flixbus

Take a flight or bus to travel 886 miles (1429 km) to Cologne from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $120 (€95). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Lufthansa Cityline or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Madrid to Cologne.

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FAQs
Does Germany have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling to Cologne from Madrid?

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

Is international entry into Cologne from Madrid 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 Madrid?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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 7/27/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Cologne from Madrid closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Madrid, Spain from Cologne, Germany due to COVID-19?

Return travel to Madrid, Spain from Germany is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Spain from Germany?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Spain from Germany?

Requirements for reentering Spain:

  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Spain?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Spain to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Madrid, Spain was last verified on 7/28/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Madrid from Cologne.

How do I travel from Madrid to Cologne?

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

What is the distance from Madrid to Cologne?

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

When traveling between Madrid and Cologne, what are the departure and arrival points in Madrid and Cologne?

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

  • Flights mostly depart from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Buses mostly depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
Which travel companies can take me from Madrid to Cologne?

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

  • Lufthansa Cityline can get you to Cologne by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Lufthansa Cityline from Madrid to Cologne for $433 (€344) on Omio.
  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Madrid to Cologne tickets on Omio for $120 (€95).
Can I find a direct route between Madrid and Cologne?

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Cologne with.

Direct services to Cologne 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 trip.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Madrid to Cologne?
Many of our customers traveling from Madrid 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 purchase Madrid to Cologne tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $433 (€344) one way.
  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $120 (€95) one way on average.

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

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

The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Madrid is by taking a bus, which costs on average $120 (€95).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

Taking a bus is about $314 (€249) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $433 (€344) for this route.

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

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Madrid is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 30 min.

Other travel options to Cologne can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Cologne by bus can take on average 24 h 45 min.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Cologne
Madrid America
Amenities
Madrid Est. Sur
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 6<br>Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11<br>Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10
Madrid Chamartín
Amenities
Refreshments

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