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from Cologne to Barcelona

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

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Barcelona on 29 Jan we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

21:30Cologne/Bonn Airport2h10 23:40Barcelona El Prat Airport
0 changes
£1541One-way
Cheapest
23:00Köln, Köln Bonn Airport24h45 23:45Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
1 changes
£521One-way

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Sat
29 Jan
£43Flixbus
£154Ryanair
Sun
30 Jan
£34BlaBlaCar Bus
£40Ryanair
Mon
31 Jan
£34BlaBlaCar Bus
£51Ryanair
Tue
1 Feb
£34BlaBlaCar Bus
£41Ryanair
Wed
2 Feb
£34BlaBlaCar Bus
£28Ryanair
Thu
3 Feb
£39BlaBlaCar Bus
£47Ryanair
Fri
4 Feb
£52BlaBlaCar Bus
£70Ryanair
Sat
5 Feb
£43BlaBlaCar Bus
£15Ryanair
Sun
6 Feb
£34BlaBlaCar Bus
£15Ryanair
Mon
7 Feb
£34BlaBlaCar Bus
£15Ryanair
Tue
8 Feb
£34BlaBlaCar Bus
£13Ryanair
Wed
9 Feb
£34BlaBlaCar Bus
£21Ryanair
Thu
10 Feb
£39BlaBlaCar Bus
£29Ryanair
Fri
11 Feb
£34BlaBlaCar Bus
£23Ryanair
Sat
12 Feb
£34BlaBlaCar Bus
£15Ryanair
Sun
13 Feb
£36Flixbus
£54Ryanair
Mon
14 Feb
£34BlaBlaCar Bus
£15Ryanair
Tue
15 Feb
£34BlaBlaCar Bus
£15Ryanair
Wed
16 Feb
£34BlaBlaCar Bus
£19Ryanair
Thu
17 Feb
£36Flixbus
£33Ryanair

Travel Information to Barcelona from Cologne

distanceDistance696 miles (1123 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£30 - £34
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £30 • 2 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £30 • 2 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Ryanair

Take a coach or flight to travel 696 miles (1123 km) between Cologne and Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £30. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus or Ryanair among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cologne to Barcelona.

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FAQs

What are the international travel restrictions for Spain due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling from Cologne to Barcelona?

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

Is international entry into Barcelona from Cologne restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

The government of Spain 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 27/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Cologne and Barcelona closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Cologne, Germany from Barcelona, Spain due to COVID-19?

The current restriction level for returning to Cologne, Germany from Spain is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Cologne, Germany from Barcelona, Spain?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Cologne from Barcelona?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

Which rules do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 27/01/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Cologne from Barcelona here.

How do I travel between Cologne and Barcelona?

There are 2 ways to get from Cologne to Barcelona: coach or flight.

What is the cheapest way from Cologne to Barcelona?

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Barcelona, which costs on average £30.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Barcelona:

A flight journey is usually £4 less than a journey to Barcelona by coach, which costs on average £34 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Cologne to Barcelona?

The fastest way from Cologne to Barcelona is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 5 min.

Other travel options from Cologne to Barcelona can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 23 h 40 min.

How far is it from Cologne to Barcelona?

Barcelona is approximately 696 miles (1123 km) away from Cologne.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Cologne to Barcelona?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Cologne to Barcelona:

  • Coaches most often depart from Cologne at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Barcelona at Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Flights most often depart from Cologne at Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Barcelona at Barcelona El Prat Airport.

Which travel operators can get me from Cologne to Barcelona?

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

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can get you to Barcelona by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with BlaBlaCar Bus from Cologne to Barcelona for £34 on Omio.
  • Travel with Ryanair to go to Barcelona by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Ryanair Cologne to Barcelona tickets on Omio for £30.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Cologne to Barcelona?

Your journey from Cologne to Barcelona doesn't have to end in Barcelona. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you’d like to add Madrid, Paris or Valencia to your Cologne to Barcelona trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Barcelona today!

How early should I purchase Cologne to Barcelona tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £34 one way for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average £30 one way.

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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