There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Leuven by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen Centraal to Leuven Intercity

$56 - $81

Cheapest option

Train, line 285 bus  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Mechelen Intercity direct
  2. Take the line 285 bus from Mechelen Station perron 14 to Leuven Dirk Boutslaan 284 / ...

$4

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus

$9 - $14

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Leuven 130.8 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU

$71 - $266

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Leuven is to train and line 285 bus which costs 3€ and takes 3 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Leuven is to drive which takes 2 h 14 min and costs 27€ - 40€.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Leuven is 167 km. The road distance is 209 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to get from Amsterdam to Leuven, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and arriving at Leuven via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Leuven via Antwerpen Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Leuven, Belgium?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Leuven via Antwerpen Centraal in around 2 h 23 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Leuven every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $8 - $11 and the journey takes 3 h.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
NS International
Website
nsinternational.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Mechelen
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen Centraal to Leuven
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Mechelen Station perron 14 to Leuven Dirk Boutslaan
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
Ouibus

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