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from Cologne to Madrid

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Travel Information from Cologne to Madrid

distanceDistance886 miles (1429 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£111 - £122
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £111 • 24 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £122 • 4 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa or Flixbus

Take a flight or coach to travel 886 miles (1429 km) between Cologne and Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £111. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Lufthansa or Flixbus among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Cologne to Madrid.

Travel Tips

Travel from Cologne to Madrid
Travel 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.
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Madrid, Spain from Cologne, Germany?

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:

  • 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 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 20/10/2021. 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 between Cologne and Madrid.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Cologne, Germany from Madrid, Spain?

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Spain?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Spain?

Requirements for reentering 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Cologne, Germany was last verified on 20/10/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Cologne from Madrid.

How do I go from Cologne to Madrid?

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

How do I get from Cologne to Madrid the cheapest way?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Madrid. Tickets for a coach cost on average £111.

This is compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A coach is generally £11 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £122 from Cologne to Madrid.

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 4 h 30 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Madrid by coach can take on average 24 h 30 min.

How many miles from Cologne to Madrid would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 886 miles (1429 km) from Cologne to Madrid.

When going from Cologne to Madrid, where do I depart from Cologne and where do I arrive in Madrid?

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

  • Most travellers catch their flight from Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their coach from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Cologne to Madrid?

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

  • Travel with Lufthansa to go to Madrid by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Cologne to Madrid tickets on Omio for £122.
  • Flixbus can get you to Madrid by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Cologne to Madrid for £111 on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Cologne to Madrid?

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

  • You can find a direct flight to Madrid with.

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

Where should I go next after I travel between Cologne and 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 far in advance should I book tickets to Madrid from Cologne online to get 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 plane ticket is £122 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a coach ticket is £111 one way on average for this journey.

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.