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.
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1 h 47 m
1 h 48 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||97 miles (157 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 48 min|
|Average train ticket price||$48 (€44)|
|Train frequency||11 a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche 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.
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 (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:
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:
Travel between Cologne, Germany and Leuven, Belgium by train is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Belgium must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
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.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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