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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  •  2h 19m

  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

4 alternative options

Line 68 bus, train  •  2h 49m

  1. Take the line 68 bus from JUMET Monument to CHARLEROI Sud Quai 01 68
  2. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Louvain / Leuven S2 / ...

$21 - $28

Bus, line 358 bus  •  3h 39m

  1. Take the bus from JUMET Madeleine to SAINT-GILLES Rue Blaes 365a
  2. Take the line 358 bus from Sint-Joost-ten-Node Kruidtuin to Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A 358 / ...

$23

Drive  •  51m

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

$10 - $16

Shuttle, train  •  1h 50m

  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 51m.

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

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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 2h 19m and costs 14€ - 21€.

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It takes approximately 2h 19m to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven is to train which takes 2h 19m and costs 14€ - 21€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 358 bus, which costs 20€ and takes 3h 39m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven is 81 km. It takes approximately 51m 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: 2h 19m

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 2h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leuven via JUMET Madeleine, SAINT-GILLES Rue Blaes, Porte De Hal, Botanique, and Sint-Joost-ten-Node Kruidtuin in around 3h 39m.

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
50m
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
47m
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 Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $13
Bus operators
TEC
Website
infotec.be
Bus from JUMET Monument to CHARLEROI Sud Quai 01
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
infotec.be
Bus from JUMET Madeleine to SAINT-GILLES Rue Blaes
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
infotec.be
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Sint-Joost-ten-Node Kruidtuin to Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
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
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
brussels-city-shuttle.com

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