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

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Train  •  2 h

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Leuven Ic / ...

$16 - $23

Cheapest option

Bus, line 36 bus, line 337 bus  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Gosselies Calvaire to Waterloo Mont-Saint-Jean
  2. Take the line 36 bus from Waterloo Mont-Saint-Jean to Wavre Gare 36
  3. Take the line 337 bus from Waver Station to Leuven Naamsepoort 337

$15 - $17

2 alternative options

Line 28 bus, train  •  3 h 41 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 - $24

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 costs 9€ - 13€ 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 Naamsepoort via Waterloo Mont-Saint-Jean and Waver Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 49 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 and costs 14€ - 21€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 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 and costs 14€ - 21€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 36 bus and line 337 bus, which costs 12€ - 15€ and takes 3 h 49 min.

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Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Leuven Naamsepoort 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

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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 2 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven via Waterloo Mont-Saint-Jean, Wavre Gare, and Waver Station in around 3 h 49 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Charleroi-Sud to Brussel-Zuid / 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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Leuven
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 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 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $16
Train from Ottignies to Leuven
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Jumet Monument to Chatelineau SNCB
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
infotec.be
Bus from Gosselies Calvaire to Waterloo Mont-Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
infotec.be
Bus from Waterloo Mont-Saint-Jean to Wavre Gare
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
infotec.be
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Waver Station to Leuven Naamsepoort
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be

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