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

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Train  •  49 min

  1. Take the train from Louvain to Malines Ic / ...

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Line 284 bus  •  1h 29m

  1. Take the line 284 bus from Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone B to Mechelen Station perron 14 284 / ...

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Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leuven to Hofstade 21.4 km

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Hofstade 21.4 km

Leuven to Hofstade by train and bus

The journey time between Leuven and Hofstade is around 49 min and covers a distance of around 38 km. This includes an average layover time of around 14 min. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and De Lijn, the Leuven to Hofstade service departs from Louvain and arrives in Hofstade Ontmoetingscentrum. Typically 351 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

351 Weekly Services
49 min Average Duration
€6 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Hofstade is to drive which costs €2 - €4 and takes 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leuven to Hofstade is to taxi which costs €30 - €40 and takes 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leuven to Hofstade. However, there are services departing from Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone B and arriving at Hofstade Ontmoetingscentrum via Mechelen Station perron 4. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 29m.

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It is 19 km from Leuven to Hofstade. It is approximately 21.4 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Hofstade without a car is to train which takes 49 min and costs €6 - €11.

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It takes approximately 49 min to get from Leuven to Hofstade, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Leuven to Hofstade is to train which takes 49 min and costs €6 - €11. Alternatively, you can line 284 bus, which costs €2 - €6 and takes 1h 29m.

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Leuven to Hofstade bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Mechelen Station perron 14.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leuven to Hofstade is 21 km. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Leuven to Hofstade.

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  • Distance: 19.1 km
  • Duration: 49 min

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Louvain to Malines every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €5 - €8 and the journey takes 28 min. Alternatively, De Lijn operates a bus from Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone B to Mechelen Station perron 14 hourly. Tickets cost €1 - €3 and the journey takes 1h 8m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Louvain to Malines
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €8
1st Class
€8 - €12
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone B to Mechelen Station perron 14
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
Other operators
Taxi from Leuven to Hofstade
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Airport Taxis
Phone
+32 28 81 02 02
Website
airport-taxis.be

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