There are 4 ways to get from Liège to Cologne by train, bus, car or rideshare

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 2 min

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hbf Tha / ...

$26 - $60

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Liège to Cologne 76.1 miles

$11

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Liege to Köln

$40 - $60

Drive  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Liège to Cologne 76.4 miles

$16 - $24

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

Thalys operates a train from Liège to Cologne every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min. Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Liège to Cologne 4 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 2 h 2 min.

Train operators
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
$60 - $80
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Liege to Köln
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Liège to Cologne
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Liège to Cologne?

The distance between Liège and Cologne is 103 km. The road distance is 122 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Liège to Cologne?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Liège to Cologne?

The quickest way to get from Liège to Cologne is to train which takes 1 h 2 min and costs 21€ - 50€.

Is there a direct train between Liège and Cologne?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Liège-Guillemins and arriving at Köln Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

Is there a direct bus between Liège and Cologne?

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 2 h 2 min.

How long does it take to get from Liège to Cologne?

The train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hbf takes 1 h 2 min including transfers and departs hourly.