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

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Leuven.
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  • Distance: 15.6 miles
  • Duration: 18 min

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 operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Leuven
Avg. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Schaarbeek Dailly to Leuven Sint-Pieterskliniek
Avg. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Other operators
Taxi
Avg. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
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

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.