Don't forget to buy food and drinks in advance if you need them: train stations do not always have shops, while onboard cafés are not always available and often very expensive.
When it comes to short distances, bus and carpooling represent a good alternative to the train journey, especially if you are travelling with a limited budget.
What are the departure and arrival stations in Mechelen and Liège?
The trains to Liège can leave from Malines / Mechelen and arrive at Liege-Guillemins or Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins.
How long will it take you from Mechelen to Liège by train and when do the trains leave?
On average, it takes 1 hour and 29 minutes to get to Liège by train, but you will need 1 hour and 13 minutes with the fastest trains. The first one is available at 20:12, whereas the last one leaves Mechelen at 23:12.