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There are 10 ways to get from Athens to Leuven by plane, train, bus, car ferry, car train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Brussels  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Brussels (BRU) ATH - BRU

$99 - $291

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Fly to Charleroi, train  •  8h 24m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Charleroi (CRL) ATH - CRL
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Louvain / Leuven

$77 - $279

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Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8h 46m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) ATH - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Louvain / Leuven

$133 - $347

Train, bus  •  33h 25m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Bratislava
  3. Take the train from Bratislava-Petrzalka to Wien Hbf Rex
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  5. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins Ice
  6. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven Ic / ...

$303 - $492

Bus, train  •  38h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Budapest
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Ferencváros to Wien Hbf D
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins Ice
  5. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven Ic / ...

$329 - $479

Bus Siamos Tours  •  42h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Budapest
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Liège
  3. Take the bus from Liège to Leuven

$152 - $215

Bus Lasta  •  47h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Brussels

$130 - $165

Bus, car ferry, train, car train  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova Reg / ...
  4. Take the car train from Verona Porta Nuova to Köln Hbf
  5. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins Ice
  6. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven Ic / ...

$231 - $581

Drive, car ferry  •  37h 2m

  1. Drive from Athens to Igoumenitsa
  2. Take the car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Venice
  3. Drive from Venice to Leuven

$316 - $572

Drive, train  •  27h 54m

  1. Drive from Athens to Kufstein
  2. Take the train from Kufstein to München Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice
  4. Drive from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Leuven

$459 - $670

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Leuven is to fly and train which costs 65€ - 250€ and takes 8h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Leuven is to fly which costs 85€ - 260€ and takes 6h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Leuven via Budapest, Budapest Népliget and Liège. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42h 8m.

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The distance between Athens and Leuven is 2071 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Leuven without a car is to train and bus which takes 33h 25m and costs 260€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 6h 31m to get from Athens to Leuven, including transfers.

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Athens to Leuven bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Leuven is to fly which takes 6h 31m and costs 85€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 130€ - 190€ and takes 42h 8m.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 20m.

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Athens to Leuven bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Leuven station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Leuven.
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  • Distance: 1294.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 31m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Leuven, Belgium?

Aegean Airlines, Brussels Airlines and 16 other airlines fly from Athens to Leuven hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Leuven via Budapest, Budapest Népliget and Liège in around 42h 8m.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Athens to Charleroi via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Athens to Charleroi via Krakow
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Athens to Charleroi via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Athens to Brussels via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Athens to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to Charleroi via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$14 - $20
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Kufstein to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Ferencváros to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Verona Porta Nuova to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
21h 8m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Liège
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Liège to Leuven
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Beograd
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Venezia
Ave. Duration
31h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
$97 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$312 - $313
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Venice
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
Minoan Lines
Deck
$79
Airplane economy seats
$93
2-berth outside
$180 - $220
3-berth outside shower
$160 - $200

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Leuven is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 3:50 AM in Athens and 2:50 AM in Leuven.

Brussels Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Air Serbia and six other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 813+ hotels available in Leuven. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs 9€.

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