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There are 9 ways to get from Hamburg to Leuven by plane, train, car, bus or night bus

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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Fly to Brussels  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Brussels (BRU) HAM - BRU

$30 - $125

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Fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) HAM - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins
  3. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven

$93 - $230

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Dusseldorf (DUS) HAM - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Liege-Guillemins
  3. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven

$93 - $215

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) HAM - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Louvain / Leuven

$96 - $281

Train, drive  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Drive from Duisburg Hbf to Leuven

$105 - $153

Train  •  6 h 54 min

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

$65 - $191

Bus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Bruxelles - North

$36 - $80

Night bus  •  12 h 13 min

  1. Take the night bus from Hamburg to Brussels Airport N818

$42 - $72

Drive  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Leuven 355.8 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Leuven is to fly which costs 25€ - 110€ and takes 3 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Leuven is to fly which costs 25€ - 110€ and takes 3 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hamburg to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Hamburg and arriving at Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A via Brussel Noord Perron 6. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hamburg to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Louvain / Leuven via Köln Hauptbahnhof and Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 54 min.

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The distance between Hamburg and Leuven is 470 km. The road distance is 569.4 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Leuven without a car is to train which takes 6 h 54 min and costs 55€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from Hamburg to Leuven, including transfers.

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Hamburg to Leuven bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Hamburg station.

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Hamburg to Leuven train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Hamburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Leuven is to fly which takes 3 h 53 min and costs 25€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 170€ and takes 6 h 54 min, you could also bus, which costs 30€ - 70€ and takes 9 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Leuven.
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  • Distance: 293.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

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

Brussels Airlines and KLM fly from Hamburg to Leuven 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hamburg to Leuven via Köln Hauptbahnhof and Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins in around 6 h 54 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
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 Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
Train from Düsseldorf to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$14 - $20
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hamburg to Bruxelles - North
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
eurolines.de
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Hamburg to Brussels Airport
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Hamburg to Leuven bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Bruxelles - North station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Leuven is 569 km. It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to drive from Hamburg to Leuven.

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KLM and Brussels Airlines offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 760+ hotels available in Leuven. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to line 39 bus which takes 14 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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