There are 5 ways to get from Leuven to Nijmegen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Mechelen to Breda Intercity direct / ...
  2. Take the train from Breda to Nijmegen Intercity

$28 - $54

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Line 358 bus, bus  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the line 358 bus from Leuven Dirk Boutslaan to Brussel Noord Perron 6 351 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Nijmegen 822 / ...

$14 - $22

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Leuven Station Perron 15 to Turnhout Station perron 1 305
  2. Take the bus from Turnhout Station perron 4 to Tilburg Centraal Station perron Noord 450
  3. Take the train from Tilburg to Nijmegen

$17 - $26

Drive  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Nijmegen 114.4 miles

$27 - $40

Fly, train  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRU - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Nijmegen

$84 - $276

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No, there is no direct bus from Leuven to Nijmegen. However, there are services departing from Leuven Dirk Boutslaan and arriving at Nijmegen via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Nijmegen. However, there are services departing from Leuven and arriving at Nijmegen via Mechelen and Breda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Leuven and Nijmegen is 134 km. The road distance is 183 km.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Nijmegen without a car is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Leuven to Nijmegen, including transfers.

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Leuven to Nijmegen bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Leuven Dirk Boutslaan station.

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Leuven to Nijmegen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Mechelen station.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Nijmegen is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 358 bus and bus, which costs and takes 5 h 27 min.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Leuven to Nijmegen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nijmegen station.

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Map of how to get from Leuven to Nijmegen.
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  • Distance: 83.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

What companies run services between Leuven, Belgium and Nijmegen, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Leuven to Nijmegen via Mechelen and Breda in around 3 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leuven to Nijmegen via Brussel Noord Perron 6 and Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 5 h 27 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
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 Mechelen to Breda
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Breda to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Tilburg to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Mechelen to Breda
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$15 - $22
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Leuven Station Perron 15 to Turnhout Station perron 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Bus from Turnhout Station perron 4 to Tilburg Centraal Station perron Noord
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Bus from Leuven Dirk Boutslaan to Brussel Noord Perron 6
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Leuven to Nijmegen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Nijmegen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leuven to Nijmegen is 183 km. It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to drive from Leuven to Nijmegen.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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

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