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

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Train  •  37m

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

$5 - $9

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Line 358 bus  •  48m

  1. Take the line 358 bus from Schaarbeek Dailly to Leuven Sint-Pieterskliniek 351 / ...

$1 - $4

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  26m

  1. Take a taxi from Brussels to Leuven 19.1 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  26m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Leuven 19.1 miles

$4 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Leuven is to line 358 bus which costs 1€ - 3€ and takes 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Leuven is to taxi which costs 60€ - 75€ and takes 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Schaarbeek Dailly and arriving at Leuven Sint-Pieterskliniek. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord and arriving at Louvain / Leuven. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 37m.

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The distance between Brussels and Leuven is 25 km. The road distance is 30.6 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Leuven without a car is to train which takes 37m and costs 5€ - 8€.

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The train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Louvain / Leuven takes 37m including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Brussels to Leuven bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Schaarbeek Dailly station.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Leuven is to train which takes 37m and costs 5€ - 8€. Alternatively, you can line 358 bus, which costs 1€ - 3€ and takes 48m.

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  • Distance: 15.6 miles
  • Duration: 37m

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels to Leuven every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $9 and the journey takes 37m. Alternatively, De Lijn operates a bus from Brussels to Leuven every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 48m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
belgiantrain.be
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2nd Class
$5 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $13
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Schaarbeek Dailly to Leuven Sint-Pieterskliniek
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Other operators
Taxi from Brussels to Leuven
Ave. Duration
26m
Estimated price
$70 - $90
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 to Leuven bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Leuven Sint-Pieterskliniek station.

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Brussels 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 to Leuven is 31 km. It takes approximately 26m to drive from Brussels to Leuven.

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