There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Leuven by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Ice

$71 - $102

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  6 h 57 min

  1. N161 / ...
  2. Ouibus

$22 - $34

5 alternative options

Train via Aachen Hbf  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Ice
  2. Intercity

$69 - $99

Bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. N84

$23 - $40

Bus Eurolines DE  •  7 h 33 min

$58 - $78

Drive  •  3 h 23 min

  1. 232.9 miles

$45 - $75

Fly  •  2 h 36 min

  1. FRA - BRU

$95 - $288

Questions & Answers

The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Leuven is 294 km. The road distance is 373 km.

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Leuven is to bus which costs 19€ - 30€ and takes 6 h 57 min.

The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Leuven is to fly which takes 2 h 36 min and costs 80€ - 250€.

No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Leuven via Bruxelles-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Leuven. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Leuven, including transfers.

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Leuven, Belgium?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Leuven every 4 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 57 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Leuven once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
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 - $19
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$20 - $29
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Leuven
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Cologne to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt to Bruxelles - North
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$55
High
$59

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