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

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Train  •  25 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Central to Louvain Ic / ...

$6 - $9

3 alternative options

Line 358 bus  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 358 bus from Schaarbeek Dailly to Leuven Dirk Boutslaan 351 / ...

$6

Taxi  •  24 min

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

$70 - $90

Drive  •  24 min

  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 drive which costs 3€ - 5€ and takes 24 min.

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

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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 train from Bruxelles-Central to Louvain takes 25 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels Central Station to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Gare Centrale and arriving at Leuven Dirk Boutslaan via Schaarbeek Dailly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bruxelles-Central and arriving at Louvain. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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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 20 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 25 min. Alternatively, De Lijn operates a bus from Brussels Central Station to Leuven every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 48 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Louvain
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Schaarbeek Dailly to Leuven Dirk Boutslaan
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Other operators
Taxi from Brussels Central Station to Leuven
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
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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