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Overview: Train from Liège to Cologne

distanceDistance63 miles (102 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price$22 (€18)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche 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.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn and Thalys from Liège to Cologne trains

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.

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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:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 3 min
  • Average Price: $24
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 5 a day

These are Deutsche Bahn's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Liège and Cologne:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Trains from Liege to 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.

Which train companies travel from Liege to Cologne?

Trains between Liege and Cologne are operated by Thalys and DB (Deutsche Bahn). Both travel direct, with no changes needed.

How long is the train from Liege to Cologne?

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.

How many trains are there from Liege to Cologne?

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Liege to Cologne?

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.

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FAQs

Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains from Liège to Cologne?

Travel between Liège, Belgium and Cologne, Germany by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany from Belgium?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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

All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

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.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Cologne, Germany to Liège, Belgium?

The restriction level for your return train to Liège, Belgium from Cologne is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Liège from Cologne restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

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

The government of Belgium 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 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.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Liège to Cologne?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Liège and Cologne for as low as $19 (€16)  for the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train from Liège to Cologne?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $22 (€18)  for a train ticket between Liège and Cologne.

How far is Cologne from Liège by train?

The train distance from Liège to Cologne is around 63 miles (102 km).

How long is the train ride between Liège and Cologne?

While the time it takes to travel 63 miles (102 km) from Liège to Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Liège to Cologne train journey time is on average 1 h 1 min.

What station does the train from Liège to Cologne depart from? Which Cologne train station do I come into from Liège?

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.

Where is the departure train station in Liège located? Where is the arrival train station in Cologne located?

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.

What train companies go from Liège to Cologne?

For the best Liège to Cologne train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Liège and Cologne to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many trains are there from Liège to Cologne a day?

On average, there are 8 trains a day from Liège to Cologne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from Liège to Cologne? When is the last train from Liège to Cologne?

The earliest train departing from Liège to Cologne leaves at 6: 12 AM. The last train departing from Liège to Cologne leaves at 8: 14 PM. You can find the latest Liège to Cologne train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How early should I book train tickets between Liège and Cologne to score the best deals?

You can find trains to Cologne from Liège to cost on average $22 (€18) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Liège to Cologne train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Liège
Cologne
Liège-Guillemins is the most popular Liège 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 Liège for your trip to Cologne.