There are 4 ways to get from Brussels to Leuven by train, bus, taxi or car
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Train • 38 min
$5 - $9
Line 358 bus • 48 min
$1 - $4
2 alternative options
Taxi • 26 min
$70 - $90
Drive • 26 min
$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.
The quickest way to get from Brussels to Leuven is to taxi which costs 60€ - 75€ and takes 26 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Schaarbeek Dailly and arriving at Leuven Sint-Pieterskliniek. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 48 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord and arriving at Louvain / Leuven. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 38 min.
The distance between Brussels and Leuven is 25 km. The road distance is 30.6 km.
The best way to get from Brussels to Leuven without a car is to train which takes 38 min and costs 5€ - 8€.
The train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Louvain / Leuven takes 38 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.
Brussels to Leuven bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Schaarbeek Dailly station.
Brussels to Leuven train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord station.
The best way to get from Brussels to Leuven is to train which takes 38 min and costs 5€ - 8€. Alternatively, you can line 358 bus, which costs 1€ - 3€ and takes 48 min.
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 38 min. Alternatively, De Lijn operates a bus from Brussels to Leuven every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 48 min.
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Louvain / Leuven
- Ave. Duration
- 38 min
- Every 15 minutes
- Estimated price
- $5 - $9
- Book at
- 2nd Class
- $5 - $9
- 1st Class
- $8 - $13
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More Questions & Answers
Brussels to Leuven bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Leuven Sint-Pieterskliniek station.
Brussels to Leuven train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Louvain / Leuven station.
Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Leuven is 31 km. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Brussels to Leuven.
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