There are 10 ways to get from Cologne to Barcelona by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Cologne Bonn  •  5h 12m

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

32€ - 327€

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Barcelona (BCN) DUS - BCN

54€ - 263€

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5h 41m

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

63€ - 269€

Train to Brussels, fly  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Barcelona (BCN) BRU - BCN

89€ - 277€

Train, train to Luxembourg, fly  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Sued to Trier Hbf
  2. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Luxembourg
  3. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Barcelona (BCN) LUX - BCN

71€ - 258€

Train  •  11h 25m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv

206€ - 410€

Bus via Koeln/Bonn Flughafen  •  20h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord N710

62€ - 92€

Bus  •  24h 45m

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

100€ - 150€

Bus via Düsseldorf  •  26h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Barcelona Sants

82€ - 229€

Drive  •  12h 48m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Barcelona 1355.3 km

160€ - 240€

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Barcelona is to fly which costs 30€ - 330€ and takes 5h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Barcelona is to fly which costs 30€ - 330€ and takes 5h 12m.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Koeln Hbf and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 25m.

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The distance between Cologne and Barcelona is 1123 km. The road distance is 1355.3 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 11h 25m and costs 200€ - 410€.

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It takes approximately 5h 12m to get from Cologne to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Cologne to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Cologne-Main Station.

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Cologne to Barcelona train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koeln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Barcelona is to fly which takes 5h 12m and costs 30€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 410€ and takes 11h 25m, you could also bus via Koeln/Bonn Flughafen, which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 20h 36m.

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  • Distance: 1123 km
  • Duration: 5h 12m

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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Paris Nord, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 11h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 310€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 390€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 700€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 700€
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 340€
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 340€
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 230€
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 310€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 390€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 180€
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 290€
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 320€
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 360€
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 430€
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 270€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 480€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 290€
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Sued to Trier Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Trier Hbf to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express Rail
VRR
Phone
+49 209 1584-0
Email
info@vrr.de
Website
vrr.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€
Website
VRR
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Trier Hbf to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Koeln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 45€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
18€ - 26€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
65€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 75€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
24h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
alsa.com
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The quickest flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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

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Cologne to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Barcelona is 1355 km. It takes approximately 12h 48m to drive from Cologne to Barcelona.

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

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs 1€ - 18€.

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