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There are 6 ways to get from Leuven to Grimbergen by train, bus, taxi 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, line 821 bus via Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord  •  1h 2m

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic / ...
  2. Take the line 821 bus from Vilvoorde Station Perron 5 to Grimbergen Hoge Steenweg 533 / ...

9€ - 15€

Cheapest option

Line 651 bus, line 821 bus  •  1h 22m

  1. Take the line 651 bus from Leuven Wijnpers to Machelen Cargo Discount P1 651
  2. Take the line 821 bus from Machelen Cargo Discount P1 to Grimbergen Hoge Steenweg 821

3€ - 6€

4 alternative options

Train, line 821 bus  •  1h 4m

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Brussels Airport-Zaventem Ic
  2. Take the line 821 bus from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B to Grimbergen Hoge Steenweg 821

10€ - 13€

Line 652 bus, line 821 bus  •  1h 44m

  1. Take the line 652 bus from Leuven Lüdenscheid to Machelen Cargo Discount P1 651 / ...
  2. Take the line 821 bus from Machelen Cargo Discount P1 to Grimbergen Hoge Steenweg 821

3€ - 6€

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leuven to Grimbergen 31.5 km

45€ - 55€

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Grimbergen 31.5 km

3€ - 5€

Leuven to Grimbergen by train and bus

The journey time between Leuven and Grimbergen is around 1h and covers a distance of around 43 km. The fastest journey normally takes 45 min. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and De Lijn, the Leuven to Grimbergen service departs from Louvain / Leuven and arrives in Grimbergen Hoge Steenweg. Typically 268 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h
Fastest journey time:
45 min
Services per week:
268
Cheapest price:
9€
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:08
Last service departs at:
22:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leuven to Grimbergen train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

Departing Wednesday

Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Leuven → Grimbergen
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Frequently Asked Questions


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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
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Grimbergen is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Grimbergen is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Grimbergen is to drive which costs 3€ - 5€ and takes 21 min.

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The fastest way to get from Leuven to Grimbergen is to taxi which takes 21 min and costs 45€ - 55€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leuven to Grimbergen. However, there are services departing from Leuven Wijnpers and arriving at Grimbergen Hoge Steenweg via Machelen Cargo Discount P1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 22m.

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The distance between Leuven and Grimbergen is 24 km. The road distance is 31.5 km.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Grimbergen without a car is to train and line 821 bus via Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord which takes 1h 2m and costs 9€ - 16€.

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It takes approximately 1h 2m to get from Leuven to Grimbergen, including transfers.

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Leuven to Grimbergen bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Leuven Wijnpers station.

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Leuven to Grimbergen bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Grimbergen Hoge Steenweg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leuven to Grimbergen is 32 km. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from Leuven to Grimbergen.

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There are 445+ hotels available in Grimbergen. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Leuven to Grimbergen.
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  • Distance: 23.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 2m

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

You can take a bus from Leuven to Grimbergen via Machelen Cargo Discount P1 in around 1h 22m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
5€ - 8€
1st Class
7€ - 11€
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 11€
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Vilvoorde Station Perron 5 to Grimbergen Hoge Steenweg
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
2€
single ticket
3€
Bus from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B to Grimbergen Hoge Steenweg
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
2€
single ticket
3€
Bus from Leuven Wijnpers to Machelen Cargo Discount P1
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
2€
single ticket
3€
Bus from Machelen Cargo Discount P1 to Grimbergen Hoge Steenweg
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
2€
single ticket
3€
Bus from Leuven Lüdenscheid to Machelen Cargo Discount P1
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
2€
single ticket
3€
Other operators
Taxi from Leuven to Grimbergen
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Airport Taxis
Phone
+32 28 81 02 02
Website
airport-taxis.be

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