There are 5 ways to get from Liège to Dortmund 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 via Köln Hbf  •  2 h 25 min

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

$56 - $104

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Liège to Dortmund Hernani > Saint-Sébastien > Bayonne > Bordeaux Centre > Angoulême > Poitiers > Tours > Orléans > Paris Centre - Bercy > Bruxelles Centre - Gare Midi > Bruxelles Schaerbeek - Gare Nord > Liège > Aix-la-Chapelle > Cologne > Dusseldorf > Duisburg > Dortmund / ...

$11 - $16

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 28 min

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

$70 - $100

Train Bahn DE  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Aachen Hbf Tha / ...
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Re1 / ...

$53 - $121

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Liège to Dortmund 127.4 miles

$26 - $40

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

You can take a train from Liège to Dortmund via Köln Hbf in around 2 h 25 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Liège to Dortmund hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 4 h 45 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
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $50
Train from Aachen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $85
1st Class
$85 - $120
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Liège to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Liège to Dortmund?

The distance between Liège and Dortmund is 165 km. The road distance is 204 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Liège to Dortmund is to bus which costs 9€ - 13€ and takes 4 h 45 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Liège to Dortmund is to drive which takes 2 h 1 min and costs 21€ - 35€.

Is there a direct train between Liège and Dortmund?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Liège-Guillemins and arriving at Dortmund Hbf. Services depart four times a day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

Is there a direct bus between Liège and Dortmund?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Liège and arriving at Dortmund. Services depart hourly, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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

It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to get from Liège to Dortmund, including transfers.