Cologne to Leuven train

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Leuven

Showing times and prices for Aug 15

Cheapest

28

Average

47

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Deutsche Bahn
07:42AMCologne1h49 09:31AMLeuven
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281One-way
Deutsche Bahn
05:42AMCologne1h49 07:31AMLeuven
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401One-way
Deutsche Bahn
05:40PMCologne1h51 07:31PMLeuven
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401One-way
Thalys
02:43PMCologne1h47 04:30PMLeuven
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581One-way
Thalys
10:42AMCologne1h49 12:31PMLeuven
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581One-way

Train schedule from Cologne to Leuven

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Thalys
04:44AMCologne1h47 06:31AMLeuven
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Deutsche Bahn
05:42AMCologne1h49 07:31AMLeuven
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Deutsche Bahn
07:42AMCologne1h49 09:31AMLeuven
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Thalys
10:42AMCologne1h49 12:31PMLeuven
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Thalys
02:43PMCologne1h47 04:30PMLeuven
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Deutsche Bahn
05:40PMCologne1h51 07:31PMLeuven
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Fastest train times from Cologne to Leuven

Showing times and prices for Aug 15

Fastest Journey

1 h 47 m

Average

1 h 48 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

158 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Cologne for Leuven every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Thalys
02:43PMCologne1h47 04:30PMLeuven
0 transfers
581One-way
Thalys
04:44AMCologne1h47 06:31AMLeuven
0 transfers
581One-way
Deutsche Bahn
05:42AMCologne1h49 07:31AMLeuven
0 transfers
401One-way
Thalys
10:42AMCologne1h49 12:31PMLeuven
0 transfers
581One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:42AMCologne1h49 09:31AMLeuven
0 transfers
281One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Leuven

distanceDistance97 miles (157 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 48 min
priceAverage train ticket price$48 (€44)
frequencyTrain frequency11 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or Thalys

Trains from Cologne to Leuven cover the 97 miles (157 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 48 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $48 (€44), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $34 (€32). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Leuven.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn and Thalys from Cologne to Leuven trains

You can travel by train between Cologne and Leuven with Deutsche Bahn and Thalys for as low as $34 (€32). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Deutsche Bahn
Thalys

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne to Leuven train.

Cologne to Leuven train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 32 min
  • Average Price: $34
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 7 a day

Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train between Cologne and Leuven with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Omio helps you find the perfect Cologne - Leuven train with Thalys. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train between Cologne and Leuven, Omio shows you Thalys current train schedules, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Cologne to Leuven journey. You can expect to travel around 97 miles (157 km) from Cologne to Leuven on a train with Thalys. Once you are ready, buy your one-way Thalys tickets from Cologne to Leuven starting as low as $63 (€58) if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with Thalys!

Thalys from Cologne to Leuven train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 3 min
  • Average Price: $63
  • Thalys frequency: 3 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Leuven

Travel by train to Leuven easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Leuven.
FAQs

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Leuven, Belgium by train is: Fully open.

Can I enter Belgium from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Leuven, Belgium?

All travelers in Belgium must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 7/28/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Leuven from Cologne as this information can change.

The restriction level for your return train to Cologne, Germany from Leuven is: Fully open.

Is my return train into Cologne from Leuven restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Leuven?

Conditions of reentry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 8/8/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Leuven closer to your date of departure here here.

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Leuven from Cologne for as low as $34 (€32)  for the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cologne to Leuven train price to come in at an average of $48 (€44)  one way.
You should expect to travel around 97 miles (157 km)  to Leuven from Cologne by train.
The train time to Leuven from Cologne is on average 1 h 48 min  for the 97 miles (157 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Cologne and Leuven by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When taking the train to Leuven from Cologne, you can choose to depart from train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Your trip can end in train stations such as Leuven and ZONE LEUVEN.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Leuven.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Köln Hbf, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Leuven, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city center.

If you're looking for trains from Cologne to Leuven, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn or Thalys to get you to Leuven. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Cologne to Leuven route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Cologne for Leuven is 11 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train departing from Cologne to Leuven leaves at 5: 30 AM. The last train departing from Cologne to Leuven leaves at 7: 42 PM. You can find the latest Cologne to Leuven train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
The price of a one way train ticket from Cologne to Leuven is on average $48 (€44) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from Cologne to Leuven available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Leuven
Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your trip to Leuven.
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Phone Number
+49 2211411055
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Köln Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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