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About the train journey from Dortmund to Liège

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The train from Dortmund to Liège usually takes 3 hours 33 minutes on average to travel 165 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 2 hours 25 minutes. You can expect to find 22 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Liège, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. If you want to get to your destination quickly, take a modern high-speed Thalys train. Running at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h), Thalys connects some of the main routes between France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. You'll also enjoy free WiFi, an onboard restaurant and three seat classes to choose from.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Dortmund to Liège in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $18.13.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Liège, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Dortmund to Liège by train

It takes an average of 3h 33m to travel from Dortmund to Liège by train, over a distance of around 102 miles (165 km). There are normally 22 trains per day traveling from Dortmund to Liège and tickets for this journey start from $18.13 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

2h 25m


165 miles (102 km)


22 trains per day


Direct trains available


From $18.13

Train and bus operators

Thalys, Flixbus

Dortmund to Liège train times

Check out the next trains departing from Dortmund to Liège for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:13 10:56 3h 43m, 3 changes
08:46 11:44 2h 58m, 1 change
09:51 12:46 2h 55m, 1 change
10:46 13:44 2h 58m, 1 change
11:10 14:56 3h 46m, 2 changes
11:13 14:56 3h 43m, 3 changes
12:46 15:44 2h 58m, 1 change
14:12 16:46 2h 34m, 1 change
14:46 17:44 2h 58m, 1 change
16:12 18:46 2h 34m, 1 change

Thalys trains from Dortmund to Liège

You can travel from Dortmund to Liège on Thalys trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

Cheap train tickets from Dortmund to Liège

The price of train tickets from Dortmund to Liège starts at $18.13 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Dortmund to Liège by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Dortmund to Liège

Want to know more about your journey from Dortmund to Liège? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Dortmund to Liège take?

The average journey time by train between Dortmund and Liège is 3 hours and 33 minutes, with around 22 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Dortmund and Liège by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Dortmund to Liège is 2 hours and 25 minutes.

How much does the train from Dortmund to Liège cost?

Train tickets from Dortmund to Liège can start from as little as $18.13 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Dortmund to Liège?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Dortmund to Liège without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Dortmund to Liège each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Dortmund to Liège leave?

The first train from Dortmund to Liège leaves at 04:57. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Dortmund to Liège leave?

The last train from Dortmund to Liège leaves at 21:10. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Dortmund and Liège by train?

Trains travelling from Dortmund to Liège cover a distance of around 102 miles (165 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Liège to Dortmund.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Dortmund to Liège for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 03/28/2023 for travel on 03/28/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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