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Duration 21h 7m
Distance 1360.5 km
Average price 254€
Frequency Daily

Trip overview

The average train between Barcelona and Cologne takes 21h 7m and the fastest train takes 11h 5m. There is at least one train per day from Barcelona to Cologne. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Barcelona-Sants
  2. Paris Nord
  3. Cologne
12h 13m
198€ - 350€

Barcelona to Cologne train times

Trains run once daily between Barcelona and Cologne. The service departs Barcelona at 10:10 in the morning, which arrives into Cologne at 11:16. All services require a transfer, and take on average 21h 7m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 13m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Cologne is 1123 km. The road distance is 1360.5 km.

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Barcelona to Cologne train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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Barcelona to Cologne train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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There are 1937+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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