How to get from Barcelona to Cologne

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from Barcelona to Cologne

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

Our recommendation
flight

To get from Barcelona to Cologne on 22 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

14:30Barcelona El Prat Airport5h05 19:35Cologne/Bonn Airport
1 change
£1411One-way
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14:30Barcelona El Prat Airport5h05 19:35Cologne/Bonn Airport
1 change
£1411One-way
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15:35Barcelona El Prat Airport4h10 19:45Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£2071One-way
07:40Barcelona El Prat Airport4h35 12:15Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£2071One-way
18:30Barcelona El Prat Airport4h25 22:55Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£2071One-way

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Travel Information between Barcelona and Cologne

distanceDistance696 miles (1123 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£34 - £41
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £34 • 24 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £41 • 2 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Ryanair

Take a coach or flight to travel 696 miles (1123 km) from Barcelona to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £34. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus or Ryanair among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Barcelona to Cologne.

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FAQs

International travel from Barcelona, Spain to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Spain?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne if travelling from Barcelona?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What measures do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 20/05/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Barcelona to Cologne.

The restriction level for your return to Barcelona, Spain from Germany is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Barcelona from Cologne restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Barcelona from Cologne?

Conditions of reentry into Spain:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

You should observe these safety measures in Spain as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Spain was last checked on 19/05/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Barcelona from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Barcelona and Cologne. You can take a coach or flight.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Barcelona to Cologne, which costs on average £34.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

A coach is generally £7 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £41 from Barcelona to Cologne.

The quickest way to travel between Barcelona and Cologne is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 20 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 24 h 55 min   of travel time.

The distance between Barcelona and Cologne is around 696 miles (1123 km).

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Barcelona to Cologne:

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Barcelona to Cologne depart from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord to Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travellers board their plane from Barcelona El Prat Airport and arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.

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

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can take you to Cologne by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for BlaBlaCar Bus from Barcelona to Cologne for £34.
  • Travel with Ryanair for flights to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Ryanair Barcelona to Cologne tickets on Omio for £41.

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Cologne with.
  • You can find direct flights to take to Cologne with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Cologne tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this trip.

Omio customers who travel from Barcelona to Cologne often also extend their holiday to go to Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cologne and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Barcelona to Cologne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £34 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £41 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Barcelona to Cologne online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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