There are 7 ways to get from Leuven to Hanover by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Louvain to Liege-Guillemins Ic
  2. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice

$99 - $148

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Hanover 081

$32 - $54

5 alternative options

Bus Arriva NL  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Utrecht Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Utrecht Centraal, Croeselaan to Hannover, ZOB am Hbf 101

$55 - $83

Drive  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Hanover 286.6 miles

$60 - $90

Fly Brussels to Hannover  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Hannover (HAJ) BRU - HAJ

$86 - $295

Fly Brussels to Hamburg, train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Hamburg (HAM) BRU - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf

$68 - $182

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly to Hannover  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Louvain to Anvers-Central
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Hannover (HAJ) AMS - HAJ

$124 - $341

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Hanover is to bus which costs 26€ - 50€ and takes 9 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leuven to Hanover is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 10 min.

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The distance between Leuven and Hanover is 385 km. The road distance is 458.5 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Leuven to Hanover, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leuven to Hanover. However, there are services departing from Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone B and arriving at Hannover, ZOB am Hbf via Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station and Utrecht Centraal, Croeselaan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Hanover. However, there are services departing from Louvain and arriving at Hannover Hbf via Liège-Guillemins and Köln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 53 min.

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

You can take a train from Leuven to Hanover via Liege-Guillemins, Liège-Guillemins, Köln Hauptbahnhof, and Köln Hbf in around 5 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leuven to Hanover via Brussel Noord Perron 6, Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station, Utrecht, and Utrecht Centraal, Croeselaan in around 9 h 17 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Hannover via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Hannover
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Brussels to Hannover via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Louvain to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$14 - $21
Train from Louvain to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Bus operators
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 Schaerbeek - North Train station to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Utrecht Centraal, Croeselaan to Hannover, ZOB am Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
arriva.nl
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.

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 Hanover
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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