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There are 7 ways to get from Enschede to Leuven by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the train from Enschede to Deventer
  2. Take the train from Deventer to Breda
  3. Take the train from Breda to Mechelen

45€ - 101€

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Bus, train  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Enschede, MST Haaksbergerstraat to Doetinchem, Station 74
  2. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Tilburg
  3. Take the bus from Turnhout Station perron 1 to Leuven Station Perron 1 305

30€ - 49€

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Train via Amsterdam Airport (AMS)  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the train from Enschede to Schiphol Airport
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
  3. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Leuven L / ...

63€ - 115€

Bus  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Enschede to Eindhoven N367
  2. Take the bus from Eindhoven to Leuven

Drive  •  2h 52m

  1. Drive from Enschede to Leuven 192.7 miles

40€ - 60€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the train from Enschede to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU

78€ - 254€

Train to Muenster, fly  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the train from Enschede to Muenster(W)Zentrum Nord
  2. Fly from Muenster (FMO) to Brussels (BRU) FMO - BRU

144€ - 457€

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The cheapest way to get from Enschede to Leuven is to bus and train which costs 29€ - 50€ and takes 8h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Enschede to Leuven is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 2h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Enschede to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Enschede and arriving at Leuven via Eindhoven. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Enschede to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Enschede and arriving at Leuven via Deventer, Breda and Mechelen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 19m.

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The distance between Enschede and Leuven is 213 km. The road distance is 308.4 km.

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The best way to get from Enschede to Leuven without a car is to train which takes 5h 19m and costs 45€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 5h 19m to get from Enschede to Leuven, including transfers.

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

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Enschede to Leuven train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Enschede station.

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The best way to get from Enschede to Leuven is to train which takes 5h 19m and costs 45€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Enschede to Leuven.
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  • Distance: 132.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 19m

What companies run services between Enschede, Netherlands and Leuven, Belgium?

You can take a train from Enschede to Leuven via Deventer, Breda, and Mechelen in around 5h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Enschede to Leuven via Eindhoven in around 7h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Muenster to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 380€
Flights from Muenster to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 500€
Flights from Muenster to Brussels via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 500€
Flights from Muenster to Brussels via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 500€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 420€
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Enschede to Deventer
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 25€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
11€ - 15€
1st Class
18€ - 25€
Train from Deventer to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
17€ - 24€
1st Class
28€ - 40€
Train from Breda to Mechelen
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
12€ - 17€
1st Class
20€ - 28€
Train from Enschede to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 45€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
21€ - 28€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Tilburg
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 29€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
12€ - 18€
1st Class
20€ - 29€
Train from Enschede to Muenster(W)Zentrum Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 25€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
11€ - 15€
1st Class
18€ - 25€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 60€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
35€ - 60€
1st Class
55€ - 80€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Leuven
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 16€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Enschede to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Eindhoven to Leuven
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
starbus.es
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Enschede, MST Haaksbergerstraat to Doetinchem, Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
arriva.nl
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Turnhout Station perron 1 to Leuven Station Perron 1
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€
Website
De Lijn

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Enschede to Leuven bus services, operated by Starbus, arrive at Leuven station.

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Enschede to Leuven train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Mechelen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Enschede to Leuven is 308 km. It takes approximately 2h 52m to drive from Enschede to Leuven.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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