There are 6 ways to get from Liège to Dortmund by train, bus or car

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Train Thalys  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof

$65 - $90

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Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Liège to Dortmund 264 / ...

$8 - $21

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Re1 / ...

$60 - $100

Bus, train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Liège to Duisburg Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Re1 / ...

$12 - $38

Bus via Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Liège to Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen 264
  2. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Dortmund X73 / ...

$12 - $21

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Liège to Dortmund 127.4 miles

$26 - $40

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Liège and arriving at Dortmund. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Liege-Guillemins and arriving at Dortmund Hauptbahnhof. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 39 min.

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The distance between Liège and Dortmund is 165 km. The road distance is 203.8 km.

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The best way to get from Liège to Dortmund without a car is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs .

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The train from Liege-Guillemins to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof takes 2 h 39 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Liège to Dortmund bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Liège station.

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Liège to Dortmund train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Liege-Guillemins station.

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The best way to get from Liège to Dortmund is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 28 min.

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Liège to Dortmund bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dortmund station.

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Liège to Dortmund train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Dortmund Hauptbahnhof station.

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Map of how to get from Liège to Dortmund.
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  • Distance: 103.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

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

Thalys operates a train from Liège to Dortmund 4 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liège to Dortmund via Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen in around 4 h 28 min.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$65 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $75
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hauptbahnhof to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Liège to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Liège to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Liège to Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Liège to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Liège to Dortmund is 204 km. It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to drive from Liège to Dortmund.

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