There are 10 ways to get from Leuven to Gatwick Airport by train, bus, night bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport

£101 - £323

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Bus  •  11h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to London 140 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Gatwick Airport London South National Express / ...

£23 - £38

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Night bus, bus  •  12h 33m

  1. Take the night bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London El140
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Gatwick Airport London South National Express / ...

£23 - £30

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3h 57m

  1. Drive from Leuven to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Gatwick Airport

£166 - £184

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 10m

  1. Drive from Leuven to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Gatwick Airport

£55 - £80

Fly Brussels to London Heathrow, bus  •  4h 50m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to London Heathrow (LHR) BRU - LHR
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T5 to Gatwick Airport London South

£58 - £229

Fly Brussels to London Gatwick  •  3h 25m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to London Gatwick (LGW) BRU - LGW

£54 - £256

Train, train to Rotterdam, fly to London City  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Rotterdam Centraal
  3. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY
  4. Take the train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport

£117 - £349

Fly Brussels to Birmingham, train  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Birmingham (BHX) BRU - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

£92 - £384

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London Gatwick  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Gatwick (LGW) AMS - LGW

£79 - £228

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Gatwick Airport is to night bus and bus which costs 26€ - 35€ and takes 12h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Leuven to Gatwick Airport is to fly which costs 60€ - 300€ and takes 3h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leuven to Gatwick Airport. However, there are services departing from Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone B and arriving at Gatwick Airport London South via Bruxelles, Nord and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 3m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Gatwick Airport. However, there are services departing from Louvain / Leuven and arriving at Gatwick Airport via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 28m.

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The distance between Leuven and Gatwick Airport is 213 miles.

The best way to get from Leuven to Gatwick Airport without a car is to train which takes 4h 28m and costs 110€ - 380€.

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It takes approximately 4h 28m to get from Leuven to Gatwick Airport, including transfers.

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Leuven to Gatwick Airport bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Bruxelles, Nord station.

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Leuven to Gatwick Airport train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Gatwick Airport is to train which takes 4h 28m and costs 110€ - 380€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 11h 3m, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 300€ and takes 3h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Leuven to Gatwick Airport.
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  • Distance: 213.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 28m

What companies run services between Leuven, Belgium and Gatwick Airport, England?

You can take a train from Leuven to Gatwick Airport via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, London St Pancras Eurostar, and London St Pancras International LL in around 4h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leuven to Gatwick Airport via Brussel Noord afstaphalte, Bruxelles, Nord, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 11h 3m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £280
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £310
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£28 - £180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £160
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £260
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £410
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £320
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £380
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Brussels to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£180 - £600
Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£260 - £300
Standard
£85 - £110
Standard Premier
£120 - £160
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£12 - £16
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £17
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£6 - £9
1st Class
£9 - £13
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £75
Website
Thalys
Standard
£40 - £55
Comfort
£50 - £65
Premium
£50 - £75
Train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £90
Website
Thalys
Standard
£45 - £65
Comfort
£55 - £75
Premium
£65 - £90
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £23
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£9 - £13
Anytime 1st Class
£17 - £23
Train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £23
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£9 - £13
Anytime 1st Class
£17 - £23
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Gatwick Express
Phone
+44 345 850 1530
Email
customerservices@gatwickexpress.com
Website
gatwickexpress.com
Train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £18
Website
gatwickexpress.com
Rail Anytime Standard
£11
Anytime Standard
£18
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to London
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£19 - £28
Website
Eurolines FR
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, Brussels-North station to London
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£16 - £20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£16 - £20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Book at
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T5 to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Book at
National Express
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£28
Website
Oxford Bus Company
Ferry operators

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Leuven to Gatwick Airport bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Gatwick Airport London South station.

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Leuven to Gatwick Airport train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Gatwick Airport station.

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