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There are 4 ways to get from Liège to Cologne by train, bus, rideshare 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  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice

$30 - $55

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Liège to Cologne 76.1 miles

$10

2 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Liege to Köln

$35 - $55

Drive  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Liège to Cologne 76.4 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Liège to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 9€ and takes 1 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liège to Cologne is to train which costs 26€ - 50€ and takes 1 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Liege and arriving at Köln. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Liège-Guillemins and arriving at Köln Hauptbahnhof. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 1 min.

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The distance between Liège and Cologne is 103 km. The road distance is 122.3 km.

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The best way to get from Liège to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 1 h 1 min and costs 26€ - 50€.

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The train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof takes 1 h 1 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Liège to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Liege station.

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Liège to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Liège-Guillemins station.

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The best way to get from Liège to Cologne is to train which takes 1 h 1 min and costs 26€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 1 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Liège to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 64.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 1 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Liège to Cologne every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 1 h 1 min. Thalys also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Liège to Cologne 4 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min.

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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Liege to Köln
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Liège to Cologne
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Liège to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Köln station.

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Liège to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Köln Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Liège to Cologne is 122 km. It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to drive from Liège to Cologne.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Liège and Cologne. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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