There are 11 ways to get from Cologne to Madrid 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.

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Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Madrid (MAD) CGN - MAD

$64 - $301

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Fly from Dusseldorf  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Madrid (MAD) DUS - MAD

$81 - $305

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  6 h 6 min

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

$87 - $259

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly  •  8 h 15 min

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

$87 - $331

Train to Brussels, fly  •  7 h 4 min

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

$90 - $273

Train  •  13 h 50 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 Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$424 - $528

Bus Ouibus  •  24 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne to San Sebastián Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Madrid - Avénida de America Ouibus

$74 - $113

Train, drive  •  20 h 11 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. Drive from Malgrat de Mar to Madrid

$431 - $565

Train, bus  •  30 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Koln Messe/Deutz to Karlsruhe Hbf ICE International
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Madrid

$164 - $240

Bus ALSA  •  3 days 8 h

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

$140 - $220

Drive  •  16 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Madrid 1097 miles

$230 - $340

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Madrid is to bus which costs 60€ - 100€ and takes 24 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Madrid is to fly which costs 50€ - 260€ and takes 5 h 33 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Madrid is 1430 km. The road distance is 1755.3 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Cologne to Madrid, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cologne-Main Station station and arriving at Madrid. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 3 days 8 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Köln Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 50 min.

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

Ryanair, Lufthansa and easyJet fly from Cologne to Madrid every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Madrid via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Barcelona Sants in around 13 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Madrid via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Madrid via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Madrid via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
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 Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koln Messe/Deutz to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 - $190
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $190
1st Class
$190 - $270
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$270 - $400
Spanish Railways AVE
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
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Cologne to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
Ouibus
Bus from San Sebastián to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Karlsruhe to Madrid
Ave. Duration
27 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
eurolines.de

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