There are 6 ways to get from Leuven to Amsterdam 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 Thalys  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Louvain to Anvers-Central Ic
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys

$53 - $82

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Leuven to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk Ouibus

$10 - $15

4 alternative options

Train Dutch Railways (NS)  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Mechelen to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity direct

$31 - $54

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels Airport to Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport 817 / ...

$19 - $31

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Amsterdam 138 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRU - AMS

$72 - $253

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The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 8€ - 13€ and takes 4 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leuven to Amsterdam is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 11 min.

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The distance between Leuven and Amsterdam is 167 km. The road distance is 220.8 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to get from Leuven to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leuven to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Leuven and arriving at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Louvain and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 56 min.

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

You can take a train from Leuven to Amsterdam via Anvers-Central and Antwerpen-Centraal in around 2 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leuven to Amsterdam via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station in around 4 h 3 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Louvain to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $100
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Mechelen to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Leuven to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels Airport to Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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