There are 11 ways to get from Cambridge to Leuven by train, bus, bus and ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 29 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

$94 - $242

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Fly London Stansted to Eindhoven, train  •  7 h 21 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

$65 - $262

9 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 010
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Brussels, Brussels-North station 328 / ...

$74 - $107

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 56 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

$227 - $252

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels  •  5 h 25 min

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

$98 - $252

Train to London City, fly to Antwerp, train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Antwerp (ANR) LCY - ANR
  3. Take the train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Leuven

$105 - $347

Train to Norwich, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Amsterdam (AMS) NWI - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
  4. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Leuven

$177 - $452

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Brussels  •  6 h 3 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

$150 - $397

Train to East Midlands, fly to Brussels  •  6 h 57 min

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

$143 - $772

Train, train to Southend, fly to Antwerp  •  7 h 10 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 Antwerpen-Berchem to Leuven

$150 - $527

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Leuven is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £55 - £85 and takes 11 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Leuven is to train which costs £70 - £190 and takes 4 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) and arriving at Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A via London Victoria, Lille and Brussel Noord Perron 6. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 20 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 Leuven via London St. Pancras International and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 29 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 29 min and costs £70 - £190.

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Cambridge to Leuven, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Leuven bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) station.

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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 Heathrow Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Cambridge to Leuven bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Leuven is 1 h ahead of Cambridge. It is currently 4:21 AM in Cambridge and 5:21 AM in Leuven.

Map of how to get from Cambridge to Leuven.
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  • Distance: 218.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 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 International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 4 h 29 min.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Norwich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from London City to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, 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
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
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
$160 - $230
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
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Leuven
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Leuven
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $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
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $90
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
Every 30 minutes
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
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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