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from Madrid to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to Cologne on 30 Nov we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

17:35Madrid Barajas Airport5h25 23:00Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£3871One-way
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17:35Madrid Barajas Airport5h25 23:00Cologne/Bonn Airport
1 changes
£3871One-way
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07:20Madrid Barajas Airport5h45 13:05Cologne/Bonn Airport
1 changes
£5101One-way
07:20Madrid Barajas Airport9h50 17:10Cologne/Bonn Airport
1 changes
£5101One-way

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Tue
30 Nov
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£387Lufthansa
Wed
1 Dec
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£337Lufthansa
Thu
2 Dec
£80Flixbus
£56Ryanair
Fri
3 Dec
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£432Lufthansa
Sat
4 Dec
£84Flixbus
£137Ryanair
Sun
5 Dec
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£305Lufthansa
Mon
6 Dec
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£280Lufthansa
Tue
7 Dec
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£26Ryanair
Wed
8 Dec
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£241Lufthansa
Thu
9 Dec
£75Flixbus
£15Ryanair
Fri
10 Dec
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£197Lufthansa
Sat
11 Dec
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£15Ryanair
Sun
12 Dec
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£122Lufthansa
Mon
13 Dec
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£141Lufthansa
Tue
14 Dec
£75Flixbus
£15Ryanair
Wed
15 Dec
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£168Lufthansa
Thu
16 Dec
£75Flixbus
£12Ryanair
Fri
17 Dec
£105Flixbus
£168Lufthansa
Sat
18 Dec
£75Flixbus
£25Ryanair
Sun
19 Dec
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£160Lufthansa

Travel Information from Madrid to Cologne

distanceDistance886 miles (1429 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£71 - £133
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £71 • 28 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £133 • 4 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline or Flixbus

Travel 886 miles (1429 km) by flight or coach from Madrid to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £71. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Lufthansa Cityline or Flixbus among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or coach from Madrid to Cologne.

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

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:

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

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 28/11/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Cologne from Madrid closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Spain from Germany?

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

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

Requirements for reentering 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

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Spain?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Spain 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 Madrid, Spain was last verified on 29/11/2021. 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 Madrid from Cologne.

How do I go from Madrid to Cologne?

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

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

The cheapest way from Madrid to Cologne is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £71 compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A coach is about £62 less than a flight, which costs on average £133 for this route.

What is the quickest way from Madrid to Cologne?

The fastest way from Madrid to Cologne is by flight with an average journey time of 4 h 15 min.

Other travel options between Madrid and Cologne can usually take longer:

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

How many miles from Madrid to Cologne would I travel?

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Madrid to Cologne?

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

  • Flights mostly leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and tend to arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Coaches from Madrid to Cologne most often leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Madrid to Cologne?

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

  • You can go to Cologne from Madrid by plane with Lufthansa Cityline. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £133 with Lufthansa Cityline from Madrid to Cologne on Omio.
  • You can take a coach from Madrid to Cologne with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £71 with Flixbus from Madrid to Cologne.
Can I find a direct route from Madrid to Cologne?

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

  • You can find direct flights to take to Cologne with.
  • You can find a direct coach to Cologne with.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Madrid to Cologne?
Looking to extend your trip from Madrid to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Madrid to Cologne usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels from Cologne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I book tickets to Cologne from Madrid online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing on average £133 one way.
  • Coach tickets cost on average £71 one way.

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

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