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There are 5 ways to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven by train, bus, car or shuttle

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  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Louvain / Leuven S2 / ...

$16 - $23

Cheapest option

Line 28 bus, train  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the line 28 bus from JUMET Monument to Chatelineau Sncb 28 / ...
  2. Take the train from Châtelet to Ottignies S61
  3. Take the train from Ottignies to Louvain / Leuven S20 / ...

$16 - $23

3 alternative options

Bus, line 57 bus, line 348 bus, line 395 bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from GOSSELIES Calvaire to WATERLOO Mont-Saint-Jean
  2. Take the line 57 bus from WATERLOO Mont-Saint-Jean to LA HULPE Gare 57
  3. Take the line 348 bus from Terhulpen Station to Overijse De Leegheid 348
  4. Take the line 395 bus from Overijse De Leegheid to Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A 395

$19 - $20

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven 50.4 miles

$10 - $16

Shuttle, train  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Charleroi Airport to Brussels-South Station Brussels City Shuttle
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Louvain / Leuven S2 / ...

$22 - $29

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven is to drive which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven is to drive which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven. However, there are services departing from GOSSELIES Calvaire and arriving at Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A via WATERLOO Mont-Saint-Jean, Terhulpen Station and Overijse De Leegheid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between Charleroi Airport (CRL) and Leuven is 50 km. The road distance is 80.6 km.

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The best way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven without a car is to train which takes 2 h 14 min and costs 14€ - 21€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven, including transfers.

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Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven bus services, operated by TEC, depart from GOSSELIES Calvaire station.

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The best way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven is to train which takes 2 h 14 min and costs 14€ - 21€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 57 bus and line 348 bus and line 395 bus, which costs 16€ - 17€ and takes 3 h 18 min.

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Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven is 81 km. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven.

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Map of how to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven.
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  • Distance: 31.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 14 min

What companies run services between Charleroi Airport (CRL), Belgium and Leuven, Belgium?

You can take a train from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven via CHARLEROI Sud Quai 01, Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid, and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid in around 2 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven via WATERLOO Mont-Saint-Jean, Terhulpen Station, and Overijse De Leegheid in around 3 h 18 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
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 Châtelet to Ottignies
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $16
Train from Ottignies to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$5 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $13
Bus operators
TEC
Website
infotec.be
Bus from GOSSELIES Calvaire to WATERLOO Mont-Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
infotec.be
Bus from WATERLOO Mont-Saint-Jean to LA HULPE Gare
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
infotec.be
Bus from JUMET Monument to Chatelineau Sncb
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
infotec.be
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Terhulpen Station to Overijse De Leegheid
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Bus from Overijse De Leegheid to Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Brussels City Shuttle
Phone
+352 50 55 62 1
Website
brussels-city-shuttle.com
Shuttle from Charleroi Airport to Brussels-South Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
brussels-city-shuttle.com

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