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

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Fly from Cologne Bonn  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (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 - $268

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 53 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 40 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Trier Hbf
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Barcelona (BCN) LUX - BCN

$117 - $388

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Barcelona (BCN) AMS - BCN

$109 - $324

Train  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Valence TGV
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...

$339 - $459

Train, bus  •  20 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins Ice
  2. Take the bus from Liege to Barcelona

$150 - $175

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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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Barcelona is to bus which costs 60€ - 140€ and takes 24 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Barcelona is to fly which costs 50€ - 260€ and takes 5 h 8 min.

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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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi and Valence TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 42 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 11 h 42 min and costs 290€ - 400€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 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 Deutsche Bahn, 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 8 min and costs 50€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 290€ - 400€ and takes 11 h 42 min, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 140€ and takes 24 h 45 min.

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  • Distance: 701.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 8 min

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

Eurowings, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Barcelona every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Barcelona via Brussels Midi-Zuid, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, and Valence TGV in around 11 h 42 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 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
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Friday
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
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
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
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 Luxembourg to Barcelona via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Basel
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
Train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Trier Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
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 Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$220 - $270
1st Class
$280 - $400
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Liege to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120
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
$80 - $160
Website
eurolines.de

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The quickest flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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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 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 Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 3426+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs 13€ - 16€.

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