How to get from Madrid to Cologne

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from Madrid to Cologne

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

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To get from Madrid to Cologne on 23 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:15Madrid Barajas Airport5h00 12:15Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£6861One-way
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07:15Madrid Barajas Airport5h00 12:15Cologne/Bonn Airport
1 change
£6861One-way

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Travel Information from Madrid to Cologne

distanceDistance886 miles (1429 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£54 - £129
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £54 • 28 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £129 • 2 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Lufthansa

Take a coach or flight to travel 886 miles (1429 km) to Cologne from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £54. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or Lufthansa among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Madrid to Cologne.

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FAQs

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

Is international entry into Cologne from Madrid restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne, Germany from Madrid?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany 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 21/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Madrid and Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

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

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

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

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Spain 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 19/05/2022. 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 Madrid from Cologne here.

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

The cheapest way from Madrid to Cologne is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £54 compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A coach is about £75 less than a flight, which costs on average £129 for this trip.

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Madrid is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 25 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 28 h 40 min.

Cologne is approximately 886 miles (1429 km) away from Madrid.

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 to Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travellers board their plane from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Madrid 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 Madrid to Cologne for £54.
  • Travel with Lufthansa to go to Cologne by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Madrid to Cologne tickets on Omio for £129.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Madrid to Cologne often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Madrid and Cologne itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cologne and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £54 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost £129 one way on average.

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

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