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from Cologne to Madrid

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

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Madrid on 27 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

15:15Cologne/Bonn Airport4h15 19:30Madrid Barajas Airport
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£4661One-way
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15:15Cologne/Bonn Airport4h15 19:30Madrid Barajas Airport
1 changes
£4661One-way
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17:45Cologne/Bonn Airport4h25 22:10Madrid Barajas Airport
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£5081One-way
12:55Cologne/Bonn Airport4h50 17:45Madrid Barajas Airport
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£7051One-way

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Fri
27 May
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£466Eurowings
Sat
28 May
£120Flixbus
£331Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
29 May
£148Flixbus
£275Air Dolomiti
Mon
30 May
£113Flixbus
£331Air Dolomiti
Tue
31 May
£83Flixbus
£285Lufthansa
Wed
1 Jun
£86Flixbus
£194Lufthansa
Thu
2 Jun
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£381Lufthansa
Fri
3 Jun
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£736Lufthansa
Sat
4 Jun
£84Flixbus
£381Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
5 Jun
£104Flixbus
£302Lufthansa
Mon
6 Jun
£95Flixbus
£238Lufthansa
Tue
7 Jun
£84Flixbus
£208Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
8 Jun
£86Flixbus
£211Lufthansa
Thu
9 Jun
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£235Lufthansa
Fri
10 Jun
£54Flixbus
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Sat
11 Jun
£84Flixbus
£161Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
12 Jun
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£238Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
13 Jun
£86Flixbus
£196Lufthansa
Tue
14 Jun
£75Flixbus
£155Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
15 Jun
£75Flixbus
£331Lufthansa

Travel Information between Cologne and Madrid

distanceDistance886 miles (1429 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£130 - £377
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £130 • 24 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £377 • 2 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Lufthansa

Travel 886 miles (1429 km) by coach or flight between Cologne and Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £130. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Lufthansa among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cologne to Madrid.

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FAQs

Am I allowed to travel from Cologne, Germany to Madrid, Spain?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Madrid, 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 Madrid from Cologne?

Conditions of entry 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Madrid, 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 23/05/2022. 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 Madrid from Cologne.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Cologne, Germany from Madrid, 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 Madrid, 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 Madrid?

  • 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)

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 24/05/2022. 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 Madrid here.

How do I go from Cologne to Madrid?

There are 2 travel options from Cologne to Madrid: coach or flight.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Madrid from Cologne?

The cheapest way from Cologne to Madrid is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £130 compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A coach journey is usually £247 less than a journey to Madrid by plane, which costs on average £377 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Madrid from Cologne?

The quickest way to travel to Madrid from Cologne is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 45 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 24 h 30 min   on average.

How far is Madrid from Cologne?

The distance from Cologne to Madrid is approximately 886 miles (1429 km).

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

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Flights mostly leave from Cologne/Bonn Airport and tend to arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.

Which travel companies can get me from Cologne to Madrid?

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

  • You can take a coach from Cologne to Madrid with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £130 with Flixbus from Cologne to Madrid.
  • You can travel by plane between Cologne and Madrid with Lufthansa, and you can find Lufthansa Cologne to Madrid tickets for £377 on Omio.

Where should I go next after I travel from Cologne to Madrid?

Looking to extend your trip from Cologne to Madrid? Many Omio customers who go from Cologne to Madrid usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you're looking to explore Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla from Madrid, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How early should I book tickets between Cologne and Madrid online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Cologne to Madrid, 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 for this route is £130 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average £377 one way.

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