There are 8 ways to get from Leuven to Barcelona by plane, train, bus or car

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

Fly from Brussels  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Barcelona (BCN) BRU - BCN

$50 - $209

7 alternative options

Train to Charleroi, fly  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Louvain to Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Barcelona (BCN) CRL - BCN

$72 - $337

Train to Antwerp, fly  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Louvain to Anvers-Berchem
  2. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Barcelona (BCN) ANR - BCN

$68 - $293

Train via Valence TGV  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Valence TGV Thalys
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...

$286 - $399

Train  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv

$289 - $354

Bus Starbus  •  18 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Leuven to Barcelona

$124

Bus FlixBus  •  22 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels Airport to Barcelona N781

$83 - $143

Drive  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Barcelona 852.5 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Barcelona is to fly which costs 40€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leuven to Barcelona is to fly which costs 40€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 57 min.

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The distance between Leuven and Barcelona is 1073 km. The road distance is 1364.1 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Leuven to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leuven and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 18 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Louvain and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Brussel-Zuid/Midi and Valence TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 19 min.

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Leuven to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Map of how to get from Leuven to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 670.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

What companies run services between Leuven, Belgium and Barcelona, Spain?

Brussels Airlines, Vueling Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Leuven to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leuven to Barcelona via Bruxelles-Midi, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, and Valence TGV in around 10 h 19 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Charleroi to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Antwerp to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Louvain to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $13
Train from Louvain to Anvers-Berchem
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$210 - $270
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$210 - $270
1st Class
$280 - $390
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $220
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $220
1st Class
$260 - $390
SNCF
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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Leuven to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$124
Schedules at
starbus.es
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 Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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