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There are 11 ways to get from Cambridge to Leuven by train, car, car ferry, car train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Louvain / Leuven S2 / ...

$94 - $242

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Fly London Stansted to Eindhoven, train  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Eindhoven (EIN) STN - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Breda
  3. Take the train from Breda to Mechelen

$64 - $260

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Train via London St. Pancras International  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Louvain / Leuven S2 / ...

$94 - $242

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Leuven

$80 - $118

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Leuven

$225 - $250

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Brussels  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Brussels (BRU) LGW - BRU

$236 - $560

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU

$120 - $288

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  4. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Louvain / Leuven

$134 - $387

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Brussels  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Brussels (BRU) BHX - BRU

$129 - $397

Train, train to Southend, fly to Antwerp  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Antwerp (ANR) SEN - ANR
  4. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Louvain / Leuven

$149 - $527

Train to East Midlands, fly to Brussels  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Leicester
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Brussels (BRU) EMA - BRU

$136 - $769

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Leuven is to drive and car ferry which costs £60 - £90 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Leuven is to train and fly which costs £180 - £430 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Louvain / Leuven via London St. Pancras Int. and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 37 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Leuven is 218 miles.

The best way to get from Cambridge to Leuven without a car is to train which takes 4 h 37 min and costs £70 - £190.

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from Cambridge to Leuven, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Leuven train services, operated by Great Northern, depart from Cambridge station.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Leuven is 1 h ahead of Cambridge. It is currently 5:08 PM in Cambridge and 6:08 PM in Leuven.

Cambridge to Leuven train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Louvain / Leuven station.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Leuven.
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  • Distance: 218.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

What companies run services between Cambridge, England and Leuven, Belgium?

You can take a train from Cambridge to Leuven via London Kings Cross, London St. Pancras Int., Brussel-Zuid/Midi, and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid in around 4 h 37 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from East Midlands to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from East Midlands to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Virgin West Coast Trains
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Eindhoven to Breda
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Mechelen
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Ferry operators

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Rwandair Express offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Brussels Airport.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to London Stansted Airport is to train which takes 29 min and costs £9 - £35.

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