Cologne to Madrid train

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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 23 May

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The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cologne to Madrid is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

SNCF
12:4227h03
Cologne
15:45Madrid
£3651One-way
3 changes

Train timetableCologne to Madrid

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 23 May
SNCF
12:4227h03
Cologne
15:45Madrid
3 changes

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Train times from Cologne to Madrid

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Fastest Journey

1d 3 h 3 m

Average

1d 3 h 3 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

1430 km

To travel from Cologne to Madrid you need to make at least 3 changes.

SNCF
12:4227h03
Cologne
15:45Madrid
£3651One-way
3 changes

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Madrid

distanceDistance886 miles
durationAverage train duration23 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price£397 (€442)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesThalys or SNCF (3)

Trains from Cologne to Madrid cover the 886 miles long route taking on average 23 h 1 min with our travel partners like Thalys or SNCF (3). Normally, there is 1 train operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £397, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £366. Travellers depart most frequently from Cologne Hbf and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

Train providers: SNCF (3) and Thalys trains Cologne to Madrid

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Explore the beauty and cultural wonders of France by train with SNCF, France's national train company. SNCF trains allow you to easily travel to all parts of France and countries such as Spain and Germany. The company offers a variety of fares, including cheap Prem tickets, standard tickets called Loisir and Pro tickets that offer greater flexibility. You can also apply SNCF discount cards like the Youth and Senior Card on Omio at the time of purchasing tickets.

The trains that are part of the SNCF network include its high-speed TGV trains, the classic Intercité and the regional TER trains. On the ultramodern TGV trains that serve the major long-distance routes and the Channel Tunnel, you will find amenities such as a bar and restaurant, air-conditioned train carriages, free WiFi, and some other onboard services.

Prices for an SNCF train to Madrid from Cologne start as low as £365 on Omio. Simply check current SNCF train times for the 886 miles (1429 km) long trip, compare the best fares available, and buy your cheap Cologne to Madrid train ticket on Omio quickly and easily.

SNCF (3) from Cologne to Madrid train information:

  • Average Duration: 23 h 1 min
  • Cheapest Price: £365
  • SNCF (3) frequency: 1 a day

FAQs: Cologne to Madrid train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cologne 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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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Madrid can start from as little as £366 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cologne to Madrid is £397; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Cologne and Madrid is on average 23 h 1 min   for the 886 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go to Madrid from Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cologne to Madrid leaves at 12: 42. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cologne to Madrid leaves at 18: 43.
There is 1 train a day from Cologne to Madrid which require at least one change with Thalys or SNCF (3). Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Madrid. Take the fast train with Thalys from Cologne to Madrid.
Take the Cologne to Madrid train with Thalys or SNCF (3). However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey to Madrid from Cologne as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 18: 43.

When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Cologne Hbf, Cologne Messe/Deutz and Cologne/Bonn Flughafen. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your route in train stations like Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, Madrid Atocha Cercanias and Madrid Chamartín.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cologne Hbf, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

You have options as you can travel from Cologne to Madrid 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Cologne and Madrid

Cologne
Madrid
Cologne Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your journey to Madrid.
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Phone Number
+49 2211411055
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transport options for Cologne Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
Cologne Messe/DeutzWifiLockersParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Cologne/Bonn FlughafenShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Cologne SüdShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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Cologne-EhrenfeldATMAccessibility
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Cologne HansaringATMAccessibility
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Cologne MülheimShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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ParkingParking
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Cologne WestATMAccessibility
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Cologne TrimbornstrATMAccessibility
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Cologne-Müngersdorf TechnologieparkATMAccessibility
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Cologne-BuchforstParkingATMAccessibility
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Cologne Geldernstr. /ParkgürtelATMTaxisAccessibility
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