There are 4 ways to get from Cologne to Genk by 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

Train  •  3 h 37 min

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

Cheapest option

Train, line 350 bus  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Köln Hbf to Aachen, Aachen, Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the line 350 bus from Aachen, Elisenbrunnen to Maastricht, Station Perron C 350

$14 - $16

2 alternative options

Bus, line 10 bus  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Liege
  2. Take the line 10 bus from Tongeren Station to Genk Berglaan 10

$49 - $63

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Genk 75.1 miles

$15 - $23

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Genk, Belgium?

You can take a train from Cologne to Genk via Liège-Guillemins, Liege-Guillemins, Hasselt, and Hasselt Station perron 12 in around 3 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Genk via Liege, Liège Place Saint-Lambert, and Tongeren Station in around 5 h 8 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
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
$60 - $80
Nmbs
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
nmbs.be
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
nmbs.be
DB Regio NRW - Rhein-Sieg-Express
Website
avv.de
Train from Köln, Köln Hbf to Aachen, Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
avv.de
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Aachen, Elisenbrunnen to Maastricht, Station Perron C
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
arriva.nl
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Köln to Liege
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Tongeren Station to Genk Berglaan
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cologne and Genk is 102 km. The road distance is 120 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Genk is to train and line 350 bus which costs 11€ - 14€ and takes 4 h 26 min.

The quickest way to get from Cologne to Genk is to drive which takes 1 h 8 min and costs 12€ - 19€.

No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Genk. However, there are services departing from Köln and arriving at Genk Berglaan via Liège Place Saint-Lambert and Tongeren Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 8 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Cologne to Genk, including transfers.