There are 11 ways to get from Cologne to Barcelona by plane, train, taxi, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 3 min

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

$62 - $296

Cheapest option

Fly from Dusseldorf  •  5 h 43 min

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

$55 - $271

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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 45 min

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

$83 - $276

Train to Luxembourg, fly  •  8 h 37 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  •  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 / ...

$338 - $458

Train, taxi  •  14 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  4. Take a taxi from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona

$437 - $522

Bus FlixBus  •  20 h 3 min

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

$90 - $148

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

$149 - $174

Bus ALSA  •  24 h 45 min

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

$70 - $150

Drive  •  12 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Barcelona 847 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

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

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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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There are 3479+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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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 every 3 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 Apt to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 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 7 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 Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
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 45 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 5 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
Every day
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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
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
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, 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
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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 - $55
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 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
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
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 - $390
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
$180 - $260
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $220
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $220
1st Class
$260 - $390
SNCF
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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
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
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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
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$119
Schedules at
starbus.es
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 - $150
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
Taxi from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Taxis de Blanes
Phone
+34 972 35 50 50
Website
taxisdeblanes.com

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