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

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Train  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins Ice
  3. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven Ic

$80 - $126

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Bus FlixBus  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Leuven N84

$22 - $40

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Train via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins Ice
  3. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven Ic

$85 - $144

Bus Eurolines DE  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Bruxelles - North

$58 - $77

Train, drive  •  3h 34m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice / ...
  2. Drive from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Leuven

$67 - $103

Drive  •  3h 23m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Leuven 232.9 miles

$45 - $75

Fly  •  3h 43m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU

$95 - $287

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Leuven is to bus which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 6h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Leuven is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Leuven. Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Louvain / Leuven via Köln Hauptbahnhof and Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 14m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Leuven is 294 km. The road distance is 372.6 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Leuven without a car is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs 70€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 4h 14m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Leuven, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Leuven bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Leuven train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Leuven is to train which takes 4h 14m and costs 70€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 6h 35m, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 250€ and takes 3h 43m.

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  • Distance: 183.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 14m

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Leuven via Köln Hauptbahnhof and Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins in around 4h 14m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Leuven 4 times a week. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 6h 35m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
belgiantrain.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$14 - $20
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Leuven
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt to Bruxelles - North
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$55
High
$58

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Frankfurt am Main to Leuven bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leuven station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Leuven train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Louvain / Leuven station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Leuven is 373 km. It takes approximately 3h 23m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Leuven.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Leuven bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 777+ hotels available in Leuven. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13m and costs 9€ - 14€.

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