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There are 9 ways to get from Leuven to Hook by train, bus, night bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Hook

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Bus  •  10h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station RegioJet / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Basingstoke National Express

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Night bus, train  •  14h 5m

  1. Take the night bus from Brussels-North train station to London Victoria Coach Station N815
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Hook

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4h 40m

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

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 44m

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

Fly Brussels to London Heathrow, train  •  5h 25m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to London Heathrow (LHR) BRU - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Basingstoke

Train, train to Rotterdam, fly to London City  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from Leuven to 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 Waterloo to Hook

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London City  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the train from Leuven to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY
  4. Take the train from London Waterloo to Hook

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London Heathrow  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the train from Leuven to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) AMS - LHR
  4. Take the train from London Paddington to Reading

Leuven to Hook by train and subway

The journey time between Leuven and Hook is around 4h 41m and covers a distance of around 297 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 52 min. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 14m. Services are operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), Eurostar, London Underground (Tube) and others. Typically 25 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 49m
Layover time:
52 min
Total time:
4h 41m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 14m
Journey distance:
297 miles
Services per week:
25
Cheapest price:
£111
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:08
Last service departs at:
20:21

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leuven to Hook train and subway schedules

Belgium → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from Belgium

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela in the past 10 days

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Belgium

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man and Jersey
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Dominica, Egypt, Falkland Islands, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Pitcairn, Qatar, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican and Vietnam

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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Regional advice

Regional advice

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 United Kingdom from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Hook is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Hook is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Hook is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from United Kingdom.

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Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Hook is to bus which costs €23 - €40 and takes 10h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Leuven to Hook is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs €200 - €230 and takes 4h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Hook. However, there are services departing from Leuven and arriving at Hook via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Warren Street station and London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 36m.

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It is approximately 249 miles to get from Leuven to Hook.

The best way to get from Leuven to Hook without a car is to train which takes 5h 36m and costs €130 - €410.

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It takes approximately 5h 36m to get from Leuven to Hook, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Leuven to Hook is to train which takes 5h 36m and costs €130 - €410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €23 - €40 and takes 10h 53m.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Hook is 1h behind Leuven. It is currently 6:03 PM in Leuven and 5:03 PM in Hook.

Map of how to get from Leuven to Hook.
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  • Distance: 248.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 36m

What companies run services between Leuven, Belgium and Hook, Hampshire, England?

You can take a train from Leuven to Hook via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, London St Pancras Eurostar, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Euston Square station, Warren Street station, Waterloo station, and London Waterloo in around 5h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leuven to Hook via Brussel Rogier, Rogier, Gare Du Midi, Brussels, Gare du Midi, London, Victoria Green Line Station, London Victoria Coach Station, Basingstoke, and Basingstoke in around 10h 53m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £180
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £130
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £260
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £240
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £250
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£110 - £240
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Hook
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£18 - £24
Anytime Day 1st Class
£30 - £40
Train from Reading to Basingstoke
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £14
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£7 - £9
Anytime Day 1st Class
£12 - £14
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£25 - £35
Train from Reading to Basingstoke
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£7 - £10
Anytime Day 1st Class
£13 - £18
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£9 - £13
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£16 - £27
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Reading to Basingstoke
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£8 - £10
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£8 - £10
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Leuven to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
48 min
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 - £14
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £75
Website
Thalys
Standard
£35 - £55
Comfort
£45 - £65
Premium
£50 - £75
Train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £90
Website
Thalys
Standard
£45 - £65
Comfort
£55 - £75
Premium
£60 - £90
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
RegioJet
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 Basingstoke
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Brussels-North train station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£19 - £23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Leuven to Hook train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Hook station.

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Rwandair Express, British Airways and Brussels Airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 229+ hotels available in Hook. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs €9 - €11.

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