There are 4 ways to get from Leuven to Cologne 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.

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Train  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Louvain to Liege-Guillemins Ic
  2. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hbf Tha / ...

$33 - $73

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Leuven to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport N84

$12 - $20

2 alternative options

Bus Ouibus  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Leuven to Liège Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Liège to Cologne Ouibus

$19 - $30

Drive  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Cologne 115.1 miles

$24 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Cologne is to bus which costs 10€ - 18€ and takes 3 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leuven to Cologne is to drive which takes 1 h 44 min and costs 20€ - 30€.

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The distance between Leuven and Cologne is 158 km. The road distance is 184 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to get from Leuven to Cologne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Louvain and arriving at Köln Hbf via Liège-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 22 min.

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

You can take a train from Leuven to Cologne via Liege-Guillemins and Liège-Guillemins in around 2 h 22 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Leuven to Cologne once daily. Tickets cost $12 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Louvain to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$14 - $21
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $75
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Leuven to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Leuven to Liège
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Liège to Cologne
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus

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