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

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Train  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Louvain / Leuven L / ...

$8 - $12

3 alternative options

Train, line 285 bus  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Malines / Mechelen Ic / ...
  2. Take the line 285 bus from Mechelen Station perron 14 to Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A 285 / ...

$9 - $14

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Antwerp to Leuven 31.6 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Antwerp to Leuven 31.6 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Antwerp to Leuven is to drive which costs 5€ - 9€ and takes 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Antwerp to Leuven is to taxi which costs 110€ - 140€ and takes 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal and arriving at Louvain / Leuven. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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The distance between Antwerp and Leuven is 43 km. The road distance is 50.6 km.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Leuven without a car is to train which takes 1 h 5 min and costs 7€ - 10€.

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The train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Louvain / Leuven takes 1 h 5 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Antwerp to Leuven train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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Antwerp to Leuven train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Louvain / Leuven station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Antwerp to Leuven is 51 km. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Antwerp to Leuven.

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  • Distance: 27 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 5 min

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Antwerp to Leuven every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Malines / Mechelen
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$8 - $12
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Mechelen
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Mechelen Station perron 14 to Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Other operators
Taxi from Antwerp to Leuven
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Antwerp-Tax
Phone
+32 3 238 38 38
Website
antwerp-tax.be
Berchem Taxi
Phone
+32 3 239 60 60
Website
taxiberchemluchthavenvervoer.be
A-Taxi
Phone
+32 3 283 83 93
Website
taxibedrijfantwerpen.be

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