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Barcelona to Cologne (Germany) by train

It takes an average of 19h 41m to travel from Barcelona to Cologne (Germany) by train, over a distance of around 698 miles (1124 km). There are normally 6 trains per day travelling from Barcelona to Cologne (Germany) and tickets for this journey start from €71 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 15h 11m
Price€71 - €446.70
Distance698 miles (1124 km)
Frequency6 trains per day
Departure stationBarcelona
Arrival stationCologne (Germany)
Changes2 changes

Barcelona to Cologne (Germany) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Barcelona to Cologne (Germany) for Tuesday 16th Mar 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
03:22 06:33 15h 11m, 3 changes
02:39 00:10 21h 31m, 4 changes
02:55 00:10 21h 15m, 5 changes
06:43 03:53 21h 10m, 2 changes
07:54 03:53 19h 59m, 3 changes
08:53 03:53 19h 0m, 6 changes

Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Cologne (Germany)

The price of train tickets from Barcelona to Cologne (Germany) starts at €71 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.
lowest price found
from71
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price195.27
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price220.52
on the day
avg. single price344.20

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Barcelona to Cologne (Germany) by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Barcelona to Cologne (Germany)? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Barcelona to Cologne (Germany) take?

The average journey time by train between Barcelona and Cologne (Germany) is 19 hours and 41 minutes, with around 6 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Barcelona and Cologne (Germany) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Barcelona to Cologne (Germany) is 15 hours and 11 minutes.

How much does the train from Barcelona to Cologne (Germany) cost?

Train ticket prices from Barcelona to Cologne (Germany) can start from as little as €71 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Barcelona to Cologne (Germany)?

No, there are no direct train services from Barcelona to Cologne (Germany). Travelling from Barcelona to Cologne (Germany) by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Barcelona to Cologne (Germany) leave?

The first train from Barcelona to Cologne (Germany) leaves at 02:39. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Barcelona to Cologne (Germany) leave?

The last train from Barcelona to Cologne (Germany) leaves at 08:53. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Barcelona and Cologne (Germany) by train?

Trains travelling from Barcelona to Cologne (Germany) cover a distance of around 698 miles (1124 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cologne (Germany) to Barcelona. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Barcelona to Cologne (Germany).
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Barcelona to Cologne (Germany) for a typical week day using timetable data for 16/03/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/03/2021 for travel on 27/11/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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