There are 4 ways to get from Brussels to Leuven by train, bus, taxi or car
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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 20 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 18 minutes. Alternatively, De Lijn operates a bus from Brussels to Leuven every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 48 minutes.
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Leuven
- Avg. Duration
- 18 min
- Every 20 minutes
- Estimated price
- $6 - $9
- 2nd Class
- $6 - $9
- 1st Class
- $9 - $14
How far is it from Brussels to Leuven?
The distance between Brussels and Leuven is 25 km. The road distance is 31 km.
What is the cheapest way to get from Brussels to Leuven?
The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Leuven is to line 358 bus which costs 2€ and takes 48 minutes.
What is the fastest way to get from Brussels to Leuven?
The quickest way to get from Brussels to Leuven is to train which takes 18 minutes and costs 6€.
Is there a direct train between Brussels and Leuven?
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bruxelles-Nord and arriving at Leuven. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 minutes.
Is there a direct bus between Brussels and Leuven?
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Schaarbeek Dailly and arriving at Leuven Sint-Pieterskliniek. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 48 minutes.
How long does it take to get from Brussels to Leuven?
The train from Bruxelles-Nord to Leuven takes 18 minutes including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.