Duration 3h 7m
Distance 182.9 km
Average price 42€
Frequency 17/day

Trip overview

The average train between Leuven and Nijmegen takes 3h 7m and the fastest train takes 2h 57m. There is a train service every few hours from Leuven to Nijmegen. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train • 2h 56m

  1. Mechelen
  2. Breda
  3. Nijmegen
2h 56m
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25€ - 64€

Leuven to Nijmegen train times

Trains run hourly between Leuven and Nijmegen. The earliest departure is at 07:46 in the morning, and the last departure from Leuven is at 20:46 which arrives into Nijmegen at 23:52. All services require a transfer, and take on average 3h 7m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Nijmegen. However, there are services departing from Louvain / Leuven and arriving at Nijmegen via Mechelen and Breda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 56m.

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The distance between Leuven and Nijmegen is 134 km. The road distance is 182.9 km.

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Leuven to Nijmegen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Mechelen station.

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Leuven to Nijmegen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Nijmegen station.

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You can take a train from Leuven to Nijmegen via Malines / Mechelen, Mechelen, and Breda in around 2h 56m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 28€

About Dutch Railways (NS)

Train from Mechelen to Breda
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
12€ - 17€
1st Class
20€ - 28€
Train from Breda to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
12€ - 29€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
12€ - 18€
1st Class
21€ - 29€
Train from Tilburg to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 26€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
18€ - 26€
Train from Schiphol Airport to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 35€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
16€ - 21€
1st Class
26€ - 35€

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 13€

About Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)

Train from Malines / Mechelen to Breda
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 13€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 13€
1st Class
13€ - 19€

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