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

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Train  •  33 min

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Liege-Guillemins Stoptrein

5€ - 8€

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Rideshare  •  42 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Maastricht to Liège 34.7 km

4€

2 alternative options

Line 78 bus  •  57 min

  1. Take the line 78 bus from MAASTRICHT Sint-Lambertuslaan to LIEGE Gare Léopold 78

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Maastricht to Liège 33.8 km

4€ - 7€

Maastricht to Liège by train

The train journey time between Maastricht and Liège is around 33 min and covers a distance of around 31 km. The fastest train normally takes 33 min. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Maastricht to Liège train service departs from Maastricht and arrives in Liege-Guillemins. Typically 138 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Maastricht to Liège train schedules

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International entry into Belgium from Netherlands

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • 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
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
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  • 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
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Netherlands.

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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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Belgium.

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Last updated: 17 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Maastricht to Liège is to rideshare which costs 4€ and takes 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Maastricht to Liège is to drive which costs 4€ - 7€ and takes 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from MAASTRICHT Sint-Lambertuslaan and arriving at LIEGE Gare Léopold. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Maastricht and arriving at Liege-Guillemins. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 33 min.

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The distance between Maastricht and Liège is 25 km. The road distance is 33.8 km.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Liège without a car is to train which takes 33 min and costs 5€ - 8€.

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The train from Maastricht to Liege-Guillemins takes 33 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Maastricht to Liège bus services, operated by TEC Liège - Verviers, depart from MAASTRICHT Sint-Lambertuslaan station.

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Maastricht to Liège train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Maastricht station.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Liège is to train which takes 33 min and costs 5€ - 8€. Alternatively, you can line 78 bus, which costs and takes 57 min.

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  • Distance: 25.3 km
  • Duration: 33 min

What companies run services between Maastricht, Netherlands and Liège, Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Maastricht to Liege-Guillemins hourly. Tickets cost 5€ - 8€ and the journey takes 33 min. Alternatively, TEC Liège - Verviers operates a bus from MAASTRICHT Sint-Lambertuslaan to LIEGE Gare Léopold 4 times a day, and the journey takes 57 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Maastricht to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
5€ - 8€
1st Class
7€ - 12€
Bus operators
TEC Liège - Verviers
Phone
+32 43 61 94 44
Email
info.bw@letec.be
Website
letec.be
Bus from MAASTRICHT Sint-Lambertuslaan to LIEGE Gare Léopold
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
TEC Liège - Verviers
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 Maastricht to Liège
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4€
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blablacar.co.uk

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Maastricht to Liège bus services, operated by TEC Liège - Verviers, arrive at LIEGE Gare Léopold station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Maastricht to Liège is 34 km. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Maastricht to Liège.

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