There are 4 ways to get from Brussels to Leuven by train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  18 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Leuven Intercity / ...

$5 - $9

Cheapest option

Line 358 bus  •  48 min

  1. Take the line 358 bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Leuven 351 / ...

$1 - $4

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brussels to Leuven 19.1 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Leuven 19.1 miles

$4 - $6

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Leuven is to line 358 bus which costs 1€ - 3€ and takes 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Leuven is to train which takes 18 min and costs 5€ - 8€.

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The distance between Brussels and Leuven is 25 km. The road distance is 31 km.

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The train from Bruxelles-Nord to Leuven takes 18 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and arriving at Leuven. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bruxelles-Nord and arriving at Leuven. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 min.

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What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Leuven, Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels to Leuven every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $9 and the journey takes 18 min. Alternatively, De Lijn operates a bus from Brussels to Leuven every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 48 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Leuven
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$5 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $13
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Schaarbeek Dailly to Leuven Sint-Pieterskliniek
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Other operators
Taxi from Brussels to Leuven
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Taxis Bleus
Phone
+32 2 268 00 00
Website
taxisbleus.be
Brussels Taxis
Phone
+32 484 97 59 75
Website
brusselstaxis.be
Limostar
Phone
+32 2 512 01 01
Website
limostar.be

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