There are 4 ways to get from Leuven to Charleroi by 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

Train  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Louvain to Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Charleroi-Sud Ic / ...

$14 - $21

Cheapest option

Line 358 bus, train  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the line 358 bus from Leuven Dirk Boutslaan to Brussel Noord Perron 6 351 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Charleroi-Sud Ic / ...

$12 - $16

2 alternative options

Train via Ottignies  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Louvain to Ottignies S20 / ...
  2. Take the train from Ottignies to Charleroi-Ouest L / ...

$12 - $18

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Charleroi 53.7 miles

$11 - $17

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Charleroi is to line 358 bus and train which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 2 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leuven to Charleroi is to drive which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 53 min.

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The distance between Leuven and Charleroi is 55 km. The road distance is 85.9 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from Leuven to Charleroi, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Charleroi. However, there are services departing from Louvain and arriving at Charleroi-Sud via Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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What companies run services between Leuven, Belgium and Charleroi, Belgium?

You can take a train from Leuven to Charleroi via Bruxelles-Midi in around 1 h 35 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Louvain to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Charleroi-Sud
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Louvain to Ottignies
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $13
Train from Ottignies to Charleroi-Ouest
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Charleroi-Sud
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Leuven Dirk Boutslaan to Brussel Noord Perron 6
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be

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