There are 3 ways to get from Charleroi to Leuven by train 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  •  1 h 28 min

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

$14 - $20

Cheapest option

Train via Ottignies  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Ouest to Ottignies Regional / ...
  2. Take the train from Ottignies to Leuven Regional / ...

$12 - $18

1 alternative option

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Charleroi to Leuven 52.9 miles

$11 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Charleroi to Leuven is to drive which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charleroi to Leuven is to drive which takes 54 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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The distance between Charleroi and Leuven is 55 km. The road distance is 85 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to get from Charleroi to Leuven, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Charleroi to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Charleroi-Sud and arriving at Louvain via Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 28 min.

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What companies run services between Charleroi, Belgium and Leuven, Belgium?

You can take a train from Charleroi to Leuven via Bruxelles-Midi in around 1 h 28 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 Charleroi-Ouest to Ottignies
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
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

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