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There are 4 ways to get from Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  38 min

  1. Take the train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Louvain-La-Neuve S8 / ...

€5 - €8

3 alternative options

Line 71 bus, bus  •  1h 46m

  1. Take the line 71 bus from De Brouckere to Delta 71
  2. Take the bus from AUDERGHEM Métro Delta to LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE Gare d'Autobus E11

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve 31.4 km

€45 - €55

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve 31.4 km

€3 - €5

Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve by train

The train journey time between Brussels and Louvain-la-Neuve is around 39 min and covers a distance of around 30 km. The fastest train normally takes 35 min. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve train service departs from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. and arrives in Louvain-La-Neuve. Typically 110 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
39 min
Fastest train time:
35 min
Trains per week:
110
Cheapest price:
€5
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:03
Last train departs at:
21:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve train schedules

Brussels → Louvain-la-Neuve
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Frequently Asked Questions


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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Louvain-la-Neuve is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Louvain-la-Neuve is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Louvain-la-Neuve is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve is to drive which costs €3 - €5 and takes 29 min.

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The fastest way to get from Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve is to taxi. Taking this option will cost €45 - €55 and takes 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve. However, there are services departing from De Brouckere and arriving at LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE Gare d'Autobus via AUDERGHEM Métro Delta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. and arriving at Louvain-La-Neuve. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 38 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Louvain-la-Neuve is 28 km. The road distance is 31.4 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve without a car is to train which takes 38 min and costs €5 - €8.

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The train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Louvain-La-Neuve takes 38 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve bus services, operated by STIB, depart from De Brouckere station.

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Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve is to train which takes 38 min and costs €5 - €8. Alternatively, you can line 71 bus and bus, which costs and takes 1h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve.
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  • Distance: 27.6 km
  • Duration: 38 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Louvain-La-Neuve hourly. Tickets cost €5 - €8 and the journey takes 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve via Delta and AUDERGHEM Métro Delta in around 1h 46m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Louvain-La-Neuve
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €8
1st Class
€7 - €11
Bus operators
STIB
Phone
+32 70 23 20 00
Website
stib-mivb.be
Bus from De Brouckere to Delta
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
€3
Website
STIB
TEC Brabant Wallon
Phone
+32 10 23 53 53
Email
info.bw@letec.be
Website
letec.be
Bus from AUDERGHEM Métro Delta to LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE Gare d'Autobus
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
TEC Brabant Wallon
Other operators
Taxi from Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Your Private Driver
Phone
+32 466 24 16 94
Website
yourprivatedriver.be
Viabrussels
Phone
+32 49 42 63 06 5
Website
viabrussels.com
Taxis Bleus
Phone
+32 2 268 00 00
Website
taxisbleus.be
Prestige DRIVER
Phone
+32 493 84 65 91
Website
prestigedriver.be
Gentle car service
Phone
+32 497 11 17 61
Website
taxi-aeroports.be
Brussels Taxis
Phone
+32 484 97 59 75
Website
brusselstaxis.be
Airport-driver.be
Phone
+32 488 09 36 51
Website
airport-driver.be
Airport Taxis
Phone
+32 28 81 02 02
Website
airport-taxis.be

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Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve bus services, operated by TEC Brabant Wallon, arrive at LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE Gare d'Autobus station.

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Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Louvain-La-Neuve station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve is 31 km. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve.

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