Capital of the province of Liege and cultural heart of Wallonia, Liege is a city with a long and storied past and a vibrant present. Known as the Ardent City, Liege blends a sense of history with a modern party vibe and coffee culture courtesy of a thriving student population. Must-sees include the splendid 16th century Palace of the Prince-Bishops, the Grand Curtius Museum, and Wallonia’s sole opera house.
Liege features its own airport receiving flights from cities in France, Greece, Spain and Israel. Transfers into the city are offered by TEC, the Walloon bus service. However most passengers arriving by air will do so via other Belgian airports such as Brussels Airport or South Charleroi. From Brussels Airport, passengers can travel to Liege by train via Brussels-North or Louvain/Leuven stations. From Charleroi Airport, city buses run to the railway station from where hourly trains run to Liege.
High speed Thalys and Inter City Express (ICE) trains offer fast comfortable travel to Liege from Brussels, Paris, Cologne and Frankfurt. Intercity connections also arrive directly from Brussels, Aachen, and Luxembourg while regular trains arrive from nearby towns such as Maastricht. From London, passengers can take the Eurostar and change in Brussels for a total travel time of 3:30 hours. Trains arrive at the hyper modern Liège-Guillemins railway station situated in the southwest of the city 3 kilometres from the centre. Liège-Guillemins is also a transport hub for the local TEC buses.
Eurolines offer comfortable coach travel to Liege from many European cities including Alicante, Basel, Budapest, Rotterdam and Warsaw. From London, 5 daily departures are offered from Victoria Coach Station to Liege Guillemins Station with a travel time of around 10 hours. Passengers can get to the city centre on a regional train to Liege Palais Station or by TEC bus numbers 1, 4 or 48.