There are 5 ways to get from Düsseldorf 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 Thalys  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Liege-Guillemins
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Louvain Ic / ...

$56 - $80

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Bus, line 358 bus  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Brussels, Brussels-North station 081
  2. Take the line 358 bus from Brussel Noord Perron 6 to Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A 358 / ...

$15 - $60

3 alternative options

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins Ice
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Louvain Ic / ...

$42 - $99

Train via Aachen Hbf  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Welkenraedt to Louvain Ic

$55 - $88

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Leuven 111.1 miles

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Leuven is to drive which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Leuven is to drive which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Leuven is 150 km. The road distance is 177.8 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Düsseldorf to Leuven, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Düsseldorf to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A via Brussel Noord Perron 6. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Louvain via Liege-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Leuven is 178 km. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Düsseldorf to Leuven.

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Düsseldorf to Leuven bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Wolfenbüttel station.

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Leuven.
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  • Distance: 93.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

What companies run services between Düsseldorf, Germany and Leuven, Belgium?

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Leuven via Liege-Guillemins in around 2 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Düsseldorf to Leuven via Brussels, Brussels-North station and Brussel Noord Perron 6 in around 4 h 29 min.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
Train from Düsseldorf to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Louvain
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$14 - $20
Train from Welkenraedt to Louvain
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $33
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Düsseldorf to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Düsseldorf - Hauptbahnhof to Bruxelles - North
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Brussel Noord Perron 6 to Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be

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