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There are 4 ways to get from Brussels Central Station to Leuven by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  43m

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Louvain / Leuven S2 / ...

$6 - $9

Cheapest option

Line 358 bus  •  1h 23m

  1. Take the line 358 bus from Brussel Rogier to Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A 358

$4

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  24m

  1. Take a taxi from Brussels Central Station to Leuven 18.7 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  24m

  1. Drive from Brussels Central Station to Leuven 18.7 miles

$3 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels Central Station to Leuven is to line 358 bus which costs 3€ and takes 1h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels Central Station to Leuven is to taxi which costs 60€ - 75€ and takes 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussel Rogier and arriving at Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. and arriving at Louvain / Leuven. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 43m.

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The distance between Brussels Central Station and Leuven is 24 km. The road distance is 29.9 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels Central Station to Leuven without a car is to train which takes 43m and costs 5€ - 8€.

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The train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Louvain / Leuven takes 43m including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Brussels Central Station to Leuven bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Brussel Rogier station.

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Brussels Central Station to Leuven train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. station.

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The best way to get from Brussels Central Station to Leuven is to train which takes 43m and costs 5€ - 8€. Alternatively, you can line 358 bus, which costs 3€ and takes 1h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels Central Station to Leuven.
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  • Distance: 15.3 miles
  • Duration: 43m

What companies run services between Brussels Central Station, Belgium and Leuven, Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels Central Station to Leuven every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 43m. Alternatively, De Lijn operates a bus from Brussels Central Station to Leuven every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 1h 5m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgiantrain.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $13
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Brussel Rogier to Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Other operators
Taxi from Brussels Central Station to Leuven
Ave. Duration
24m
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Taxis Bleus
Phone
+32 2 268 00 00
Website
taxisbleus.be
Limostar
Phone
+32 2 512 01 01
Website
limostar.be
Brussels Taxis
Phone
+32 484 97 59 75
Website
brusselstaxis.be

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Brussels Central Station to Leuven bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A station.

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Brussels Central Station 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 Central Station to Leuven is 30 km. It takes approximately 24m to drive from Brussels Central Station to Leuven.

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