GETTING TO LIÈGE
- by plane
Due to its central location in Europe, Belgium has plenty of direct connections with many international destinations.
The transportation to Belgium is provided by five airports and among them there is Brussels Airport, which is the biggest one. But Brussels South Charleroi Airport and more particularly Liège Airport are linked with more or less all the countries of the world as well. After landing, one can reach Liège by regular train and bus.
- From Brussels Airport
The airport train station is located below the terminal (basement level-1). Up to 4 trains per hour connect the airport to Brussels Central and Brussels Midi stations. From these stations, you can take a train to Liège (Luik-Guillemins). You can find train schedule here.
- From Brussels South Charleroi Airport
At Charleroi airport there are two ticket dispensers where you can buy a single ticket valid to “any Belgian destination”. This ticket covers a journey in a TEC bus (from the airport to Charleroi-Sud station) and a train journey (from Charleroi-Sud to any station in Belgium). The two ticket dispensers are placed outside the airport, near Door 2. Two methods of payment are accepted: cash or credit/debit card. From this station, you can take a train to Liège (Luik-Guillemins). You can find train schedule on this webpage.
- From Liège Airport
From there, you only have to take the bus number 57 to the Liège-Guillemins station. You can find bus schedule here.
- by rail
As the railway station of Liège-Guillemins is one of the most important hubs in Belgium, you can also travel to Liège by train from Germany, France, Netherlands and many other neighbouring countries. Moreover, Liège-Guillemins railway station is one of Europe’s most beautiful stations and has been built by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
Find all train schedules on this webpage.
- by bus
Liège is directly connected by plenty of European capital cities. Eurolines is responsible for regular international transport and you can find more information on Eurolines' website.
GETTING AROUND LIÈGE
- by bus
Busses are the most popular public transport in the city and are also quite reasonable in price since the public transport company “TEC” offers discounts to students registered to the HEPL and those under 24. Tickets are available at the “Maison du TEC” (local transport company information centre) within the Liège-Guillemins railway station.
You can buy a «one-day ticket» which costs 4 euros and allows you to travel in Liège as many times as you want in one day. You can also buy a simple-way ticket for 1,90€. All these can be bought in the bus.
The best solution for an exchange student remains the monthly subscription which costs 15€/month (or annual if you stay the whole year).
Finally you have a third option: the card. There are 2 types of cards (you buy these at a bus office), one at 8,80€ for 8 journeys and another at 13,20€ for 12 journeys.
City center is mainly linked by busses number 1 or number 4. Liège-Guillemins station from the HEPL is 15 minutes far by busses number 2 or number 3 and you leave the bus at the “Hotel de ville” stop. For the dormitory, you leave the bus at “Seraing, place Kuborn”.
- wih taxi
Taxis are not too expensive (especially if people share fares) and, as they operate 24 hours a day, they are very popular after a good party and you'll find them mainly around "Le Carré" area and in front of Guillemins station.