There are 13 ways to get from Cologne to Spain by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Barcelona  •  5 h 3 min

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

$62 - $296

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Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Madrid  •  5 h 24 min

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

$69 - $303

Fly Dusseldorf to Barcelona  •  5 h 42 min

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

$68 - $268

Fly Dusseldorf to Valencia  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Valencia (VLC) DUS - VLC

$98 - $364

Fly Dusseldorf to Madrid  •  5 h 48 min

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

$95 - $305

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Malaga  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Malaga (AGP) CGN - AGP

$83 - $371

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Barcelona  •  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 to Barcelona  •  6 h 48 min

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

$83 - $277

Train  •  14 h 9 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 / ...

$421 - $524

Bus Ouibus  •  26 h 13 min

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

$78 - $113

Bus Eurolines DE  •  35 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Karlsruhe 227 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Madrid

$135 - $200

Train, drive  •  19 h

  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

$424 - $539

Drive  •  16 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Madrid 1097 miles

$230 - $340

Questions & Answers

The distance between Cologne and Spain is 1482 km. The road distance is 1755.3 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Spain without a car is to train which takes 14 h 9 min and costs .

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

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The best way to get from Cologne to Spain is to fly which takes 5 h 3 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 14 h 9 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 26 h 13 min.

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The quickest flight from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Spain is 1755 km. It takes approximately 16 h 40 min to drive from Cologne to Spain.

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

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There are 325+ hotels available in Spain. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Spain.
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  • Distance: 926.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Spain?

Ryanair, Eurowings and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Madrid via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Gare de Lyon, Barcelona Sants, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, and Atocha-Renfe in around 14 h 9 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
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 6 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 Dusseldorf to Valencia
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Valencia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Valencia via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Malaga via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
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
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 37 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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 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 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 London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Malaga via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Malaga via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Malaga via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
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 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
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
Flights from Dusseldorf to Valencia
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
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 Dusseldorf to Valencia via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Malaga via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Valencia via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Valencia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
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
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Madrid via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $240
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
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
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
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 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
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

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Cologne to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
24 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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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 Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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