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There are 4 ways to get from Leuven to Eindhoven by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Malines / Mechelen Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Malines / Mechelen to Breda Ic
  3. Take the train from Breda to Eindhoven Centraal

€23 - €46

Cheapest option

Bus, line 319 bus  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Leuven Station Perron 15 to Turnhout Markt perron 1 305
  2. Take the line 319 bus from Reusel, Busstation Reusel to Eindhoven, Piazza 319

€7 - €12

2 alternative options

Line 358 bus, bus  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the line 358 bus from Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone B to Brussel Noord afstaphalte 358 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Eindhoven Station 823 / ...

€11 - €14

Drive  •  1h 16m

  1. Drive from Leuven to Eindhoven 106.7 km

€13 - €20

Leuven to Eindhoven by train

The train journey time between Leuven and Eindhoven is around 2h 34m and covers a distance of around 172 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 29m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and Dutch Railways (NS), the Leuven to Eindhoven train service departs from Louvain / Leuven and arrives in Eindhoven Centraal. Typically 124 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 34m
Fastest train time:
2h 29m
Trains per week:
124
Cheapest price:
€23
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:24
Last train departs at:
20:46

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leuven to Eindhoven train schedules

Trains departing Friday, June 25, 2021

Belgium → Netherlands
Partially open

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International entry into Netherlands from Belgium

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Belgium

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Belgium

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Netherlands from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Eindhoven is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Eindhoven is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Eindhoven is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Netherlands.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Eindhoven is to bus and line 319 bus which costs €6 - €12 and takes 4h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Leuven to Eindhoven is to drive which costs €13 - €20 and takes 1h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leuven to Eindhoven station. However, there are services departing from Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone B and arriving at Eindhoven Station via Brussels-North train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Eindhoven. However, there are services departing from Louvain / Leuven and arriving at Eindhoven Centraal via Malines / Mechelen and Breda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 3m.

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The distance between Leuven and Eindhoven is 83 km. The road distance is 106.7 km.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Eindhoven without a car is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs €23 - €50.

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It takes approximately 3h 3m to get from Leuven to Eindhoven, including transfers.

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Leuven to Eindhoven bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone B station.

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Leuven to Eindhoven 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 Eindhoven is to train which takes 3h 3m and costs €23 - €50. Alternatively, you can line 358 bus and bus, which costs €10 - €14 and takes 4h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Leuven to Eindhoven.
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  • Distance: 82.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 3m

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

You can take a train from Leuven to Eindhoven via Malines / Mechelen and Breda in around 3h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leuven to Eindhoven via Brussel Noord afstaphalte and Brussels-North train station in around 4h 19m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Malines / Mechelen
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €8
1st Class
€8 - €12
Train from Malines / Mechelen to Breda
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €13
1st Class
€13 - €20
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Breda to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €25
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€17 - €25
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone B to Brussel Noord afstaphalte
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
Bus from Leuven Station Perron 15 to Turnhout Markt perron 1
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Eindhoven Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Leuven to Eindhoven bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Eindhoven Station.

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Leuven to Eindhoven train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Eindhoven Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leuven to Eindhoven is 107 km. It takes approximately 1h 16m to drive from Leuven to Eindhoven.

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