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Take the train from Ghent to Liège in 1 hour 25 minutes

If you want to travel from Ghent to Liège by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Ghent to Liège by train to take around 1 hour 36 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 1 hour 25 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 44 trains per day running on this route, which spans 137 km. There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Liège. Sit back, relax and let an SNCB train whisk you to Liège in no time. As the national rail operator of Belgium, SNCB Intercity and local trains are modern and comfortable.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Ghent to Liège start from $34.01 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Ghent to Liège by train

It takes an average of 1h 36m to travel from Ghent to Liège by train, over a distance of around 85 miles (137 km). There are normally 44 trains per day traveling from Ghent to Liège and tickets for this journey start from $34.01 when you book in advance.

First train

5:23 am

Last train

11:48 pm

Departure station

Ghent

Arrival station

Liège

Journey time

From 1h 25m

Distance

85 miles (137 km)

Frequency

44 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $34.01

Train and bus operators

SNCB

Ghent to Liège train times

Check out the next trains departing from Ghent to Liège for Tuesday Jun 25th 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:55 am 12:31 pm 1h 36m, direct
11:24 am 12:59 pm 1h 35m, direct
11:39 am 1:09 pm 1h 30m, 1 change
11:55 am 1:31 pm 1h 36m, direct
12:24 pm 1:59 pm 1h 35m, direct
12:39 pm 2:12 pm 1h 33m, 1 change
12:55 pm 2:32 pm 1h 37m, direct
1:24 pm 2:59 pm 1h 35m, direct
1:55 pm 3:31 pm 1h 36m, direct
2:24 pm 3:59 pm 1h 35m, direct

SNCB trains from Ghent to Liège

You can travel from Ghent to Liège on SNCB 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.

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SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium, with services that include national (Intercity) and regional (Local) express trains. All SNCB trains come with both First Class and Second Class carriages. Belgium has one of the densest rail networks in the world. Seat reservations aren’t possible for any of the company's trains.

SNCB classes from Ghent to Liège

Compare the different travel classes offered by SNCB when traveling from Ghent to Liège.

Onboard services on SNCB

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Ghent to Liège.

LuggageLuggageBaggage

When traveling with SNCB, each passenger can take 3 items of baggage on board, as long as the total weight does not exceed 30kg (66.1 pounds). Once you’ve found your seat, you can stow your baggage in the space provided above and below your seat. You can take the following baggage on board for free:

  • Briefcases, rucksacks and suitcases
  • Wheelchairs (manual or automatic)
  • Pushchairs and prams
  • Folding bikes, unicycles, scooters
  • Sports equipment (e.g. skis)
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Currently, SNCB does not offer a food and drink service. Although, you may bring food and drink with you to enjoy on the train.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

SNCB offer free WiFi in their main stations, including Brussels Central, Bruges, Antwerp Central and more. Currently, SNCB do not offer WiFi onboard their trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

As long as they are traveling with a person aged 12 or above with a valid ticket, children under 12 can travel for free without a ticket. However, please note that this only applies to a maximum of 4 children per passenger with a valid ticket. If you have any additional children traveling with you, they will need a half-price Kids Ticket.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

Hoping to travel with your bike? You’ll need to add a Bike Supplement to your ticket. However, if you’re traveling with a folding bike, you don’t need to worry about paying. Bike Supplements are paid on top of your rail fare and cost €4 for a single journey.

When boarding, speak to the train conductor and they will tell you if there are spaces available and where you can put your bicycle. SNCB advise you not to travel with a bike at Peak times, because bicycle spaces may not be available.

PetPetPets

Guide and assistance dogs

Travel is free for guide and assistance dogs. You won’t need to add a Pet Supplement to your ticket.

Pets

Pets are welcome to travel on SNCB trains if they are on a lead or in a small basket, cage or box. For animals on a lead, a Pet Supplement costs €3 for a single trip. If your pet is in a small basket, cage or box that is smaller than 30 x 55 x 30 cm (11.8 x 21.6 x 11.8 inches), you do not need to pay for a Pet Supplement. Finally, your pet is not allowed to sit on the seats or tables.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Passengers with reduced mobility should directly contact SNCB to make use of their free assistance service. You can take your wheelchair on board the train for free, regardless of whether or not you use the SNCB's free assistance service. If you are blind or partially sighted, you can take the train for free in 2nd class.

Cheap train tickets from Ghent to Liège

The price of train tickets from Ghent to Liège starts at $34.01 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 Ghent 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 Ghent to Liège

Want to know more about your journey from Ghent 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 Ghent to Liège take?

The average journey time by train between Ghent and Liège is 1 hour and 36 minutes, with around 44 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 Ghent and Liège by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Ghent to Liège is 1 hour and 25 minutes.

How much does the train from Ghent to Liège cost?

Train tickets from Ghent to Liège can start from as little as $34.01 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 Ghent to Liège?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Ghent to Liège without having to change trains. There are 30 direct trains from Ghent 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 Ghent to Liège leave?

The first train from Ghent to Liège leaves at 05:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Ghent to Liège leaves at 23:48. 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 Ghent and Liège by train?

Trains travelling from Ghent to Liège cover a distance of around 85 miles (137 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Liège to Ghent.


* Based on European average monthly visitors to Trainline’s app and website from 1.1.2023 to 10.31.2023 vs other independent retailers.

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