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.

Recommended option

Train via Welkenraedt  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Welkenraedt to Leuven Intercity

$42 - $73

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus, line 358 bus  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station Dortmund > Duisburg > Dusseldorf > Cologne > Aix-la-Chapelle > Liège > Bruxelles Schaerbeek - Gare Nord > Bruxelles Centre - Gare Midi > Paris Centre - Bercy > Orléans > Tours > Poitiers > Angoulême > Bordeaux Centre > Bayonne > Saint-Sébastien > Hernani
  2. Take the line 358 bus from Brussel Noord Perron 6 to Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A 358 / ...

$15 - $19

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord Ice

$53 - $88

Bus FlixBus, line 358 bus  •  4 h 39 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 / ...

$16 - $64

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Leuven 111.1 miles

$23 - $35

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

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Leuven via Aachen Hbf and Welkenraedt in around 3 h 23 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 39 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $70
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Welkenraedt to Leuven
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$21 - $30
Bus operators
FlixBus
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 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
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
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Düsseldorf to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Düsseldorf to Leuven?

The distance between Düsseldorf and Leuven is 150 km. The road distance is 178 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Leuven?

The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Leuven is to bus and line 358 bus which costs 12€ - 16€ and takes 5 h 14 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Düsseldorf to Leuven?

The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Leuven is to drive which takes 1 h 40 min and costs 19€ - 28€.

Is there a direct train between Düsseldorf and Leuven?

No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf Hbf and arriving at Leuven via Aachen Hbf and Welkenraedt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 23 min.

Is there a direct bus between Düsseldorf and Leuven?

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 39 min.

How long does it take to get from Düsseldorf to Leuven?

It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from Düsseldorf to Leuven, including transfers.