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|Distance||63 miles (102 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 1 min|
|Average train ticket price||$22 (€18)|
|Train frequency||8 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 8 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn or Thalys|
Trains from Liège to Cologne cover the 63 miles (102 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 1 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $19 (€16), but the average price of train tickets is $22 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Liège-Guillemins and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Travel to Cologne from Liège from $19 (€16) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn and Thalys! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Liège and Cologne. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Train information from Liège to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn:
These are Deutsche Bahn's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Liège and Cologne:
Making the train journey from Liege to Cologne is quick and comfortable, with plenty of options every day. There should be 12 direct options from Monday to Friday, and 11 options on Saturdays and Sundays, with departures from around 7:00 a.m. until after 9:00 p.m. It's not a long journey, either, with trains taking just over 1 hour to reach Cologne.
Trains between Liege and Cologne are operated by Thalys and DB (Deutsche Bahn). Both travel direct, with no changes needed.
Journey durations between Liege and Cologne aren't long, with trains generally taking between 1 hour a 1 hour 5 minutes to reach their destination.
DB and Thalys ensure that there is a daily service between Liege and Cologne. Travelers can expect a choice of 12 direct trains on weekdays and 11 options at the weekend. There will be departures every couple of hours, and a cluster of services after 6:00 p.m.
Departure train station: Trains to Cologne will leave from Liege-Guillemins Station. Guillemins is located very centrally, a short walk south of the city center. Buses run to the station from nearby districts like Burenville, Fetinne, or Cointe. Parking is available on-site, and there are privately operated car parks within the nearby area, so motorists have a range of options when storing their vehicles. Inside the station, expect places to grab snacks and beverages before boarding trains to Cologne.
Arrival train station: Trains from Liege will arrive at Cologne Hauptbahnhof, the city's central rail hub. The Hauptbahnhof is extremely convenient for sightseeing, being next to Cologne's famous cathedral, and it's also well served by local bus, tram, and Metro connections. So travelers shouldn't experience any problems finding their accommodation after alighting. Airport transfers are also simple, thanks to the S13 S-Bahn train, which connects the station directly to Cologne-Bonn Airport and takes only 14 minutes to get there. If passengers need to use a ride-hailing app or arrange car hire via their smartphones, the station also provides 30 minutes of free wifi.
Travel between Liège, Belgium and Cologne, Germany by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 1/16/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Liège as this information can change.
The restriction level for your return train to Liège, Belgium from Cologne is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 1/16/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Liège from Cologne closer to your date of departure here here.
There are a few train stations in Liège to start your trip from including Liège-Guillemins, Liège-Palais and Liège-Jonfosse. In Cologne you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Liège-Guillemins and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Liège-Guillemins and travel around 0.6 miles (1 km) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Köln Hbf and need to travel approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the train station to the city center in Cologne.
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