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

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Train  •  13 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Louvain / Leuven Ic

$19 - $21

Cheapest option

Line 652 bus  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take the line 652 bus from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron A to Leuven Station Perron 3 652 / ...

$4

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leuven 16.3 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leuven 16.3 miles

$3 - $5

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leuven is to line 652 bus which costs 3€ and takes 1 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leuven is to train which costs 17€ - 19€ and takes 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron A and arriving at Leuven Station Perron 3 station. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussels Airport-Zaventem and arriving at Louvain / Leuven. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 min.

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The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Leuven is 15 km. The road distance is 26.1 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leuven without a car is to train which takes 13 min and costs 17€ - 19€.

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The train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Louvain / Leuven takes 13 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leuven bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron A station.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leuven train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Brussels Airport-Zaventem station.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leuven is to train which takes 13 min and costs 17€ - 19€. Alternatively, you can line 652 bus, which costs 3€ and takes 1 h 1 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leuven.
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  • Distance: 9.6 miles
  • Duration: 13 min

What companies run services between Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium and Leuven, Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leuven every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $21 and the journey takes 13 min. Alternatively, De Lijn operates a bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leuven every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 1 h 1 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$19 - $21
1st Class
$26 - $29
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron A to Leuven Station Perron 3
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Other operators
Taxi from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leuven
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
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

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leuven bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Leuven Station Perron 3.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leuven is 26 km. It takes approximately 19 min to drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leuven.

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