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from Cologne to Barcelona

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

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Travel Information from Cologne to Barcelona

distanceDistance696 miles (1123 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£58 - £183
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £58 • 23 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £183 • 2 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Ryanair

Take a coach or flight to travel 696 miles (1123 km) to Barcelona from Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £58. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Ryanair among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Cologne to Barcelona.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Cologne, Germany and Barcelona, Spain allowed?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Barcelona, Spain is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Germany enter Spain?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Barcelona from Cologne?

Conditions of entry into Spain:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Barcelona, Spain?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Spain has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 18/10/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Barcelona from Cologne.

Are there restrictions on reentering Germany from Barcelona, Spain due to the coronavirus pandemic?

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

Is my journey back to Cologne from Barcelona restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Cologne, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany 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 Germany was last checked on 18/10/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Barcelona closer to your date of departure here.

How do you get from Cologne to Barcelona?

There are 2 ways to travel from Cologne to Barcelona including taking a coach or flight.

What is the cheapest way from Cologne to Barcelona?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Barcelona, which costs on average £58.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Barcelona:

A coach is £125 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Cologne to Barcelona costing on average £183.

What is the fastest way to Barcelona from Cologne?

The fastest way to get to Barcelona from Cologne is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Barcelona that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 23 h 50 min.

How far is Barcelona from Cologne?

The distance from Cologne to Barcelona is approximately 696 miles (1123 km).

What are the departure and arrival points in Cologne and in Barcelona?

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

  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Cologne to Barcelona depart from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport to Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Most travellers board their plane from Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.
Which travel operators can get me from Cologne to Barcelona?

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

  • You can travel by coach to Barcelona from Cologne with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Cologne to Barcelona tickets for £58 on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane from Cologne to Barcelona with Ryanair, and you can find Ryanair Cologne to Barcelona tickets for £183 on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly to Barcelona from Cologne?

Yes, there are direct services available from Cologne to Barcelona with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by plane with Ryanair.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Barcelona as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Barcelona from Cologne.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Cologne to Barcelona?
Omio customers who travel from Cologne to Barcelona often also extend their holiday to go to Madrid, Paris or Valencia. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Barcelona and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I buy tickets from Cologne to Barcelona online for the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £58 one way for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £183 one way on average for this journey.

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

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