A family member is about to spend a lenghty period of time in Liege province of Belgium and needs to travel from St Vith to Huy and St Vith to Brussels in first days of his stays.
I wanted to find out what best travel options where and discovered Rome2rio which offered for both trips not just a map but also length of trip, travel options and respective costs depending on wether you drive, take a cab, hop on a bus or ride the train or a combination of these options.
For Taxi and Train from St Vith to Brussels, Rome2rio estimates total travel time to 2h 57 and cost of $97 each way starting with $60 for 11,9 miles taxi ride from St Vith to Gouvy (25 minutes) where you can catch train to Liege-Guillemins (1h and 16 minutes, hourly service) for $15 then Liege-Guillemins to Bruxelles-Central (56 minutes, service every 30 minutes) for $20.
In comparison, driving is estimated to take 1hour and 57 minutes and cost $35.
If you are under 26, cost of train travel from Gouvy to Brussels can be brought down by purchasing a Go Pass 10 from Belgian Rail for 51 Euros.
Each trip even if you change train can be made with one of the 10 passes for a cost of 5.1 Euros.
In this case you would have to use one pass from Gouvy to Brussels and another one for return trip for a total cost of $13.63 instead of $70.
Some destinations like Brussels Airport require payment of Diabolo fee in addition to your Go Pass.
Rome2rio is based in Melbourne (Australia).
(* Illustration from Rome2rio blog)