There are 12 ways to get from Cologne to Spain 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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Barcelona  •  5 h 3 min

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

$58 - $296

Cheapest option

Fly Dusseldorf to Barcelona  •  5 h 44 min

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

$54 - $261

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

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

$79 - $371

Fly Dusseldorf to Valencia  •  5 h 42 min

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

$84 - $357

Fly Dusseldorf to Madrid  •  5 h 50 min

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

$81 - $298

Fly Dusseldorf to Malaga  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Malaga (AGP) DUS - AGP

$75 - $266

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

$106 - $384

Train  •  14 h 49 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 / ...
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$415 - $581

Bus Ouibus  •  24 h 48 min

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

$76 - $113

Bus Eurolines DE  •  34 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Karlsruhe N177 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Madrid

$134 - $199

Drive  •  16 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Madrid 1097 miles

$230 - $340

Train, drive  •  21 h

  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 / ...
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  5. Drive from Malgrat de Mar to Madrid

$423 - $610

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Spain is to bus which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 24 h 48 min.

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

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

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

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What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Spain?

Ryanair, Eurowings and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Barcelona every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Madrid via Brussels Midi-Zuid, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Valence TGV, Barcelona Sants, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, and Atocha-Renfe in around 14 h 49 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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Malaga via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
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 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 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 Dusseldorf to Malaga via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
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
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
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 Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Malaga via Bristol
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Malaga via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Malaga via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
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
Flights from Dusseldorf to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Malaga via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Malaga via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
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 Dusseldorf to Valencia via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Dusseldorf to Malaga via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $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 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 25 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
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
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 Dusseldorf to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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
Flights from Dusseldorf to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Malaga via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Malaga via London City
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
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 Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Dusseldorf to Malaga
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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 - $60
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
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 - $280
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$220 - $280
1st Class
$290 - $400
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
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
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 - $65
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
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 Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
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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