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
€5 - €8
3 alternative options
Line 71 bus, bus • 1h 46m
Taxi • 29 min
€45 - €55
Drive • 29 min
€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.
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Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve train schedules
Trains departing Thursday, June 24, 2021
Trains departing Friday, June 25, 2021
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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
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.
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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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve is to drive which costs €3 - €5 and takes 29 min.
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.
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.
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.
The distance between Brussels and Louvain-la-Neuve is 28 km. The road distance is 31.4 km.
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.
The train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Louvain-La-Neuve takes 38 min including transfers and departs hourly.
Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve bus services, operated by STIB, depart from De Brouckere station.
Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. station.
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.
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 from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Louvain-La-Neuve
- Ave. Duration
- 38 min
- Estimated price
- €5 - €8
- Belgian Railways
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- Belgium Rail Pass
- 2nd Class
- €5 - €8
- 1st Class
- €7 - €11
- Ave. Duration
- 29 min
- Estimated price
- €45 - €55
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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.
Brussels to Louvain-la-Neuve train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Louvain-La-Neuve station.
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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