Duration 1h 33m
Distance 148.7 km
Average price 70€
Frequency 11/day

Trip overview

The average train between Rotterdam and Leuven takes 1h 33m and the fastest train takes 1h 25m. The train service runs several times per day from Rotterdam to Leuven. 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 • 1h 54m

  1. Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Leuven
1h 54m
54€ - 96€

Rotterdam to Leuven train times

Trains run every two hours between Rotterdam and Leuven. The earliest departure is at 17:58 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Rotterdam is at 20:58 which arrives into Leuven at 22:23. All services require a transfer at ANVERS-CENTRAL and take an average of 1h 33m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Louvain / Leuven via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 54m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Leuven is 117 km. The road distance is 148.7 km.

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Rotterdam to Leuven train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Rotterdam to Leuven train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Louvain / Leuven station.

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