How to travel from Madrid to Cologne

Travel options
from Madrid to Cologne

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

Our recommendation
bus

To get from Madrid to Cologne on Oct 08 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:40PMMadrid, Estación Sur24h45 05:25PMKöln, Flughafen
1 transfer
1741One-way
Cheapest
04:40PMMadrid, Estación Sur24h45 05:25PMKöln, Flughafen
1 transfer
1741One-way

Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Trenitalia
Easyjet
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF

Compare prices and tickets Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sat
Oct 08
Sun
Oct 09
Mon
Oct 10
Tue
Oct 11
Wed
Oct 12
Thu
Oct 13
Fri
Oct 14
Sat
Oct 15
Sun
Oct 16
Mon
Oct 17
Tue
Oct 18
Wed
Oct 19
Thu
Oct 20
Fri
Oct 21
Sat
Oct 22
Sun
Oct 23
Mon
Oct 24
Tue
Oct 25
Wed
Oct 26
Thu
Oct 27
Fri
Oct 28

Travel Information to Cologne from Madrid

distanceDistance886 miles (1429 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $907
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $6 (€6) • 25 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $907 (€873) • 4 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Lufthansa

Travel 886 miles (1429 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Madrid to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€6). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Lufthansa among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Madrid to Cologne.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Cologne

Travel Tips: 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.
FAQs

Travel from Madrid, Spain to Cologne, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Cologne from Madrid restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne, Germany from Madrid?

  • There are no current restrictions

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 10/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Madrid and Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Madrid, Spain from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Spain from Germany?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Spain:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 10/3/22. 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.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Madrid and Cologne. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Cologne from Madrid is by taking a train with an average price of $6 (€6).

This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a train is about $190 (€183) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $197 (€189) for this route.

Taking a train is about $901 (€867) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $907 (€873) for this route.

The quickest way to travel to Cologne from Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 4 h 20 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 45 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Cologne by train can take on average 25 h 25 min.

Cologne is approximately 886 miles (1429 km) away from Madrid.

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Cologne is:

  • 2 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Madrid and Cologne as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Buses from Madrid to Cologne most often leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
  • Flights most often depart from Madrid at Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Cologne at Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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

  • You can travel to Cologne from Madrid by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $197 (€189) with Flixbus from Madrid to Cologne.
  • You can take a flight from Madrid to Cologne with Lufthansa. Cheap tickets can be found for $907 (€873) with Lufthansa from Madrid to Cologne.

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

  • You can travel directly by bus 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 route.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Madrid to Cologne often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Madrid and Cologne itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cologne and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $197 (€189) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket costs $907 (€873) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $6 (€6) one way for this journey.

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.

Travelling from Madrid to Cologne: related information

Here are some other resources that might have the information you need

Travel to popular destinations by train, bus or flight

The Omio App Makes Travel Planning Easy

We’ll get you where you want to go. From live train updates to mobile tickets, our innovative app is the ideal way to plan and keep track of your travel.

ios-badge
android-badge
Hand With Phone
Currency
Language