The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
This is the last train of the day.
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2 h 19 m
2 h 27 m
Trains per day
Of the 4 trains that leave Essen for Liège every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||84 miles (136 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 13 min|
|Average train ticket price||£27 (€31)|
|Train frequency||2 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 2 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn or Thalys|
Trains from Essen to Liège cover the 84 miles (136 km) long route taking on average 3 h 13 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £26, but the average price of train tickets is £27. Travellers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Liège-Guillemins.
Find the best trains between Essen and Liège with Omio's travel partners Thalys and Deutsche Bahn from £26. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train between Essen and Liège with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
Enjoy a smooth and easy journey from Essen to Liège with Thalys! As an official travel partner of Thalys, Omio can help you search current train timetables from Thalys, compare the best routes to Liège from Essen as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable Thalys Essen to Liège train ticket available today. If you search for Thalys tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train between Essen and Liège on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 84 miles (136 km) journey between Essen and Liège with ease and comfort on a train with Thalys.
Thalys from Essen to Liège train information:
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train to Liège from Essen. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Travel between Essen, Germany and Liège, Belgium by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in Belgium must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 16/05/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Liège from Essen as this information can change.
Return travel from Belgium to Germany is: Partially open.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 20/05/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Essen from Liège.
When departing from Essen, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen. When arriving in Liège, you can end your journey in train stations like Liège-Guillemins, Liège-Palais and Liège-Jonfosse.
Omio customers book a train from Essen Hbf to Liège-Guillemins most frequently for this route.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Essen Hbf and travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Liège-Guillemins and need to travel approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the train station to the city centre in Liège.
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