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There are 11 ways to get from Leuven to London by train, bus, night bus, car, car train, car ferry 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.

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Train  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est

$166 - $369

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Bus  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station RegioJet

$21 - $26

9 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Bruges / Brugge Ic
  2. Take the bus from Bruges to London Ouibus / ...

$31 - $69

Night bus  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the night bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London N815

$43 - $73

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Calais
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

$216 - $238

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 18 min

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

$72 - $105

Fly Brussels to London Heathrow  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to London Heathrow (LHR) BRU - LHR

$96 - $251

Train to Antwerp, fly to Southend, train  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem
  2. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Southend (SEN) ANR - SEN
  3. Take the train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street

$110 - $431

Train, train to Rotterdam, fly to London City  •  5 h 24 min

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

$94 - $326

Fly Brussels to London Gatwick  •  4 h 1 min

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

$215 - $546

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly to London City  •  6 h 33 min

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

$94 - $332

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The cheapest way to get from Leuven to London is to bus which costs 18€ - 23€ and takes 7 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leuven to London is to fly which costs 80€ - 220€ and takes 3 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leuven to London station. However, there are services departing from Leuven Dirk Boutslaan and arriving at London, Victoria Green Line Station via Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to London. However, there are services departing from Louvain / Leuven and arriving at London St. Pancras International via Brussel-Zuid/Midi and Paris Nord Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 13 min.

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The distance between Leuven and London is 344 km.

The best way to get from Leuven to London without a car is to train which takes 6 h 13 min and costs 140€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Leuven to London, including transfers.

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Leuven to London bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord station.

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Leuven to London train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Leuven to London is to train which takes 6 h 13 min and costs 140€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 23€ and takes 7 h 37 min, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 220€ and takes 3 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Leuven to London.
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  • Distance: 214.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 13 min

What companies run services between Leuven, Belgium and London, England?

You can take a train from Leuven to London via Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris-Nord, and Paris Nord Eurostar in around 6 h 13 min. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Leuven to London once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $23 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Antwerp to Southend
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Amsterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Brussels to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
Eurostar
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$21 - $30
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
regiojet.com
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 Bruges to London
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
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 Bruges to London
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to London
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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

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Leuven to London bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at London, Victoria Green Line Station.

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London is 1 h behind Leuven. It is currently 7:44 PM in Leuven and 6:44 PM in London.

Leuven to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St. Pancras International station.

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

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There are 8594+ hotels available in London. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs 17€ - 19€.

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