There are 4 ways to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven by train, bus or car

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

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud to Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Louvain Ic / ...

$16 - $23

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Gosselies Calvaire to Bruxelles Midi 365a
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Leuven Ouibus

$16 - $18

2 alternative options

Line 28 bus, train  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the line 28 bus from Jumet Monument to Chatelineau SNCB 28 / ...
  2. Take the train from Chatelet to Ottignies L
  3. Take the train from Ottignies to Leuven S20 / ...

$17 - $23

Drive  •  51 min

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

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven is to drive which costs 9€ - 13€ and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven is to drive which takes 51 min and costs 9€ - 13€.

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The distance between Charleroi Airport (CRL) and Leuven is 50 km. The road distance is 81 km.

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

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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 via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 44 min.

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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, and Bruxelles-Midi in around 2 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven via Bruxelles Midi and Brussels City Center - Midi Train station in around 2 h 44 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Charleroi-Sud to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Louvain
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Chatelet to Ottignies
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $16
Train from Ottignies to Leuven
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $13
Bus operators
TEC
Website
infotec.be
Bus from Gosselies Calvaire to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
infotec.be
Bus from Jumet Monument to Chatelineau SNCB
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
infotec.be
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Leuven
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Ouibus

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