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There are 4 ways to get from Brussels to Liège by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  53 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Liege-Guillemins Ic / ...

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Rideshare  •  1h 25m

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Liège 96.6 km

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Bus  •  1h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Liège BlaBlaCar Bus / ...

Drive  •  1h 3m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Liège 97.7 km

Brussels to Liège by train

The train journey time between Brussels and Liège is around 1h 7m and covers a distance of around 99 km. The fastest train normally takes 38 min. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr and others, the Brussels to Liège train service departs from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord and arrives in Liege-Guillemins. Typically 359 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
1h 7m
Fastest train time:
38 min
Train distance:
99 km
Trains per week:
359
Cheapest price:
€10
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:07
Last train departs at:
23:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brussels to Liège train schedules

Brussels → Liège
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Liège is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Liège is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Liège is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Liège is to rideshare which costs €4 - €6 and takes 1h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Liège is to train which costs €10 - €35 and takes 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station station and arriving at Liège. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord and arriving at Liege-Guillemins. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 53 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Liège is 89 km. The road distance is 97.7 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Liège without a car is to train which takes 53 min and costs €10 - €35.

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The train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Liege-Guillemins takes 53 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Brussels to Liège bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Brussels to Liège train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Liège is to train which takes 53 min and costs €10 - €35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €7 - €10 and takes 1h 22m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Liège.
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  • Distance: 89.1 km
  • Duration: 53 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Liège, Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Liege-Guillemins hourly. Tickets cost €10 - €15 and the journey takes 53 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Liège twice daily. Tickets cost €8 - €10 and the journey takes 1h 22m. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€16 - €23
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Liège
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Liège Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Liège
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Brussels to Liège bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Liège station.

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Brussels to Liège train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Liege-Guillemins station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Liège is 98 km. It takes approximately 1h 3m to drive from Brussels to Liège.

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Book your Brussels to Liège bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Brussels and Liège. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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