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There are 5 ways to get from Rotterdam to Liège by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Louvain / Leuven L / ...
  3. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins Ic / ...

€62 - €109

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Liège Guillemins N760

€12 - €16

3 alternative options

Train via Eindhoven  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Maastricht Intercity

€32 - €74

Drive  •  2h 12m

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Liège 213.8 km

€26 - €40

Train, fly  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins

€67 - €233

Rotterdam to Liège by train

The train journey time between Rotterdam and Liège is around 2h 55m and covers a distance of around 220 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 34m. Operated by Thalys and Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Rotterdam to Liège train service departs from Rotterdam Centraal and arrives in Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins. Typically 44 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 55m
Fastest train time:
2h 34m
Trains per week:
44
Cheapest price:
€62
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:58
Last train departs at:
19:58

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rotterdam to Liège train schedules

Netherlands → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory and South Africa are also restricted

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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
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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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
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea and Vatican
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Liège is to bus which costs €12 - €16 and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Liège is to drive which costs €26 - €40 and takes 2h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam Central Station station and arriving at Liège Guillemins. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Liège. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal and Louvain / Leuven. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 3m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Liège is 162 km. The road distance is 213.8 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Liège without a car is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs €60 - €110.

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

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Rotterdam to Liège bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam Central Station.

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Rotterdam to Liège train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Liège is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs €60 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €12 - €16 and takes 3h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Liège.
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  • Distance: 162.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 3m

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Liège via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal and Louvain / Leuven in around 3h 3m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Liège Guillemins 4 times a week. Tickets cost €12 - €16 and the journey takes 3h 20m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €90
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €11
1st Class
€11 - €16
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
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€23 - €35
Train from Eindhoven Centraal to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€22 - €35
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €21
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€16 - €21
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Liège Guillemins
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Rotterdam to Liège bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Liège Guillemins station.

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Rotterdam to Liège train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Maastricht station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Liège is 214 km. It takes approximately 2h 12m to drive from Rotterdam to Liège.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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