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There are 7 ways to get from Leuven to Barcelona by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Brussels  •  4 h 57 min

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

$51 - $209

6 alternative options

Train to Charleroi, fly  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Barcelona (BCN) CRL - BCN

$73 - $337

Train via Valence TGV  •  10 h 38 min

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

$296 - $399

Train  •  10 h 48 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

$294 - $364

Bus Starbus  •  18 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Leuven to Barcelona

$126

Bus FlixBus  •  22 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Airport to Barcelona N781

$83 - $143

Drive  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Barcelona 852.5 miles

$170 - $260

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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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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 / Leuven and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Brussel-Zuid/Midi and Valence TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 38 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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The best way to get from Leuven to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 10 h 38 min and costs 250€ - 350€.

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

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Leuven to Barcelona bus services, operated by Starbus, depart from Leuven station.

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Leuven to Barcelona train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4 h 57 min and costs 40€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 250€ - 350€ and takes 10 h 38 min, you could also bus, which costs 110€ and takes 18 h 45 min.

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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, Ryanair and eight other airlines fly from Leuven to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leuven to Barcelona via Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, and Valence TGV in around 10 h 38 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Charleroi to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Charleroi to Barcelona via Turin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Charleroi to Barcelona via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 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
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 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 / Leuven to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$220 - $270
1st Class
$280 - $400
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
4 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 27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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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
$126
Schedules at
starbus.es
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
Bus from Brussels Airport to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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

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Leuven to Barcelona train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leuven to Barcelona is 1364 km. It takes approximately 12 h 43 min to drive from Leuven to Barcelona.

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Ryanair, Vueling Airlines, Brussels Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 3504+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs 17€ - 19€.

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