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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Lille  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the train from Dunkerque to Lille Europe Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins Ic / ...

€31 - €453

Cheapest option

Train  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the train from La Panne / De Panne to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins Ic

€23 - €34

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Dunkerque to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Brussels - Zaventem Airport 782
  3. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins Ic / ...

€32 - €43

Drive  •  2h 24m

  1. Drive from Dunkirk to Liège 254.8 km

€28 - €45

Dunkirk to Liège by train

The train journey time between Dunkirk and Liège is around 3h 19m and covers a distance of around 287 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 30m. Operated by SNCF, TGV inOui, Eurostar and others, the Dunkirk to Liège train service departs from Dunkerque and arrives in Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins. Typically 39 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 19m
Fastest train time:
2h 30m
Trains per week:
39
Cheapest price:
€48
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:00
Last train departs at:
20:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dunkirk to Liège train schedules

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from France.

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

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dunkirk to Liège is to train which costs €23 - €35 and takes 5h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Dunkirk to Liège is to drive which costs €28 - €45 and takes 2h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dunkirk to Liège. However, there are services departing from Dunkerque and arriving at Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins via Lille Europe and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 52m.

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The distance between Dunkirk and Liège is 228 km. The road distance is 254.8 km.

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The best way to get from Dunkirk to Liège without a car is to train via Lille which takes 3h 52m and costs €30 - €460.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from Dunkirk to Liège, including transfers.

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Dunkirk to Liège train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Dunkerque station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dunkirk to Liège is 255 km. It takes approximately 2h 24m to drive from Dunkirk to Liège.

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There are 94+ hotels available in Liège. Prices start at €75 per night.

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  • Distance: 228.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 52m

What companies run services between Dunkirk, France and Liège, Belgium?

You can take a train from Dunkirk to Liège via Lille Europe and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 3h 52m.

Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Dunkerque to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Rail 1st Class
€18 - €27
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Dunkerque to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€29 - €34
1st Class
€23 - €28
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€32 - €38
1st Class
€27 - €32
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€10 - €16
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €16
1st Class
€16 - €24
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€16 - €24
Train from La Panne / De Panne to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€14 - €21
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €21
1st Class
€22 - €35
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€12 - €18
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€60 - €80
Premium
€65 - €90
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dunkerque to Lille
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Brussels Zaventem Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lille to Brussels - Zaventem Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus

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