How to travel from Madrid to Cologne

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Travel Information from Madrid to Cologne

distanceDistance886 miles (1429 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$78 - $241
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $78 (€68) • 24 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $241 (€208) • 4 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or Lufthansa

Travel 886 miles (1429 km) by bus or flight from Madrid to Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus or Lufthansa among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Madrid to Cologne.

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from Madrid to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

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

Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
05:25PMKöln, Flughafen
1 transfer
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
07:50PMKöln, Flughafen
1 transfer
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
10:55PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
1 transfer
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Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
05:25PMKöln, Flughafen
2 transfers
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
10:24PMCologne Hbf
3 transfers
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
10:45PMKöln, Flughafen
1 transfer
Air Europa
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
10:05PMCologne Hbf
2 transfers
Air Europa
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
02:05PMCologne Hbf
2 transfers
Air Europa
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
11:06PMCologne Hbf
2 transfers

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

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    KLM is the Netherlands' national carrier and offers two types of ticket for your travel from Madrid to Cologne: Economy and Business.

      FAQs: Travel from Madrid to Cologne

      FAQs: Travel to Cologne 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 Madrid to Cologne.

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

      The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Cologne is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $78 (€68) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

      Taking a bus costs $162 (€140) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $241 (€208) for the same trip.

      The quickest way to travel from Madrid to Cologne is by flight, which takes on average 4 h 35 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Bus takes on average 24 h 45 min.

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

      The average frequency per day from Madrid to Cologne is:

      • 1 bus per day.

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

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

      • Buses most often depart from Madrid at Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses and arrive in Cologne at Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
      • Flights from Madrid to Cologne most often leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Cologne Bonn Airport.

      The following travel companies offer services from Madrid to Cologne:

      • FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Alsa can get you to Cologne by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with FlixBus from Madrid to Cologne for $78 (€68) on Omio.
      • Travel with Lufthansa, Ryanair, Iberia, Vueling Airlines, SWISS, Air Nostrum or KLM to go to Cologne by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Madrid to Cologne tickets on Omio for $241 (€208).

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

      • You can book a direct bus with.
      • You can book a direct flight 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 journey.

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

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