There are 9 ways to get from Cologne to Barcelona by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Barcelona (BCN) CGN - BCN

$62 - $296

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Fly from Dusseldorf  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Barcelona (BCN) DUS - BCN

$68 - $269

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Barcelona (BCN) FRA - BCN

$105 - $383

Train to Brussels, fly  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Barcelona (BCN) BRU - BCN

$83 - $277

Train to Luxembourg, fly  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Barcelona (BCN) LUX - BCN

$81 - $344

Train  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv

$345 - $412

Train, bus  •  20 h

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale Re
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg to Barcelona

Bus  •  24 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne-Main Station to Barcelona

$70 - $160

Drive  •  12 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Barcelona 847 miles

$170 - $260

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cologne-Main Station station and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart once daily, and operate Wednesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 24 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Köln Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Paris Nord RER and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 45 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Barcelona is 1123 km. The road distance is 1355.2 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 10 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Cologne to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Cologne to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Cologne-Main Station.

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Cologne to Barcelona train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Köln Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Barcelona is to fly which takes 5 h 3 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10 h 45 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 24 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Cologne to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 701.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Barcelona, Spain?

Ryanair, Eurowings and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Barcelona via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 10 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Barcelona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Barcelona via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Barcelona via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Luxembourg to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
starbus.es
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Cologne-Main Station to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
24 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Köln to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
24 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
eurolines.de

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Cologne to Barcelona train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Barcelona is 1355 km. It takes approximately 12 h 54 min to drive from Cologne to Barcelona.

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Swiss, Eurowings, Ryanair and Lufthansa offer flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs .

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