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There are 5 ways to get from Leuven to Düsseldorf by train, bus or car

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Train Thalys  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins Ic
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Düsseldorf

$54 - $83

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Line 358 bus, bus  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the line 358 bus from Leuven Dirk Boutslaan to Brussel Noord Perron 6 351 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Düsseldorf 081

$14 - $63

3 alternative options

Train via Aachen Hbf  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Welkenraedt Ic
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Re1

$56 - $91

Bus  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Düsseldorf Ouibus

$16 - $21

Drive  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Düsseldorf 111.1 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Düsseldorf is to bus which costs 14€ - 19€ and takes 6 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leuven to Düsseldorf is to drive which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 1 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leuven to Düsseldorf. However, there are services departing from Leuven Dirk Boutslaan and arriving at Düsseldorf via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Düsseldorf. However, there are services departing from Louvain / Leuven and arriving at Düsseldorf via Liege-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Leuven and Düsseldorf is 150 km. The road distance is 177.7 km.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Düsseldorf without a car is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs 45€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Leuven to Düsseldorf, including transfers.

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Leuven to Düsseldorf bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Leuven Dirk Boutslaan station.

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Leuven to Düsseldorf train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Louvain / Leuven station.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Düsseldorf is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs 45€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can line 358 bus and bus, which costs 12€ - 55€ and takes 5 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from Leuven to Düsseldorf.
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  • Distance: 93.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

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

You can take a train from Leuven to Düsseldorf via Liège-Guillemins and Liege-Guillemins in around 3 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leuven to Düsseldorf via Brussel Noord Perron 6 and Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 5 h 27 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$14 - $20
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Welkenraedt
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Aachen Central Station to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Leuven Dirk Boutslaan to Brussel Noord Perron 6
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Bruxelles - North to Düsseldorf - Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus

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

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Leuven to Düsseldorf train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Düsseldorf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leuven to Düsseldorf is 178 km. It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to drive from Leuven to Düsseldorf.

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