There are 8 ways to get from Cologne to Barcelona by plane, train, 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

$58 - $296

7 alternative options

Fly from Dusseldorf  •  5 h 44 min

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

$67 - $270

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

$106 - $384

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Neuss Hbf to Venlo
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Eindhoven
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Barcelona (BCN) EIN - BCN

$71 - $336

Train  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Valence TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...

$253 - $377

Train, bus  •  20 h 1 min

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

$146 - $177

Bus  •  24 h 45 min

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

$80 - $160

Drive  •  12 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Barcelona 847 miles

$170 - $260

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

Ryanair, Eurowings and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Barcelona every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Barcelona via Bruxelles Midi and Valence TGV in around 12 h 7 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 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
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 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 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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 to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
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 Eindhoven to Barcelona via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
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
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
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
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
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
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Neuss Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Venlo to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Köln Hbf to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $75
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $310
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $115
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $115
1st Class
$120 - $200
SNCF
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
$60 - $90
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
$121
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
$85 - $160
Website
eurolines.de

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cologne and Barcelona is 1123 km. The road distance is 1355 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Barcelona is to bus which costs 65€ - 140€ and takes 24 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Cologne to Barcelona is to fly which takes 5 h 3 min and costs 45€ - 260€.

No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Bruxelles Midi and Valence TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 7 min.

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

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