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

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Fly from Brussels  •  7h 36m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Oulu (OUL) BRU - OUL

121€ - 526€

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Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  9h 40m

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

271€ - 878€

Bus  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Warszawa
  2. Take the bus from Warsaw Zachodni Bus Station to Saint Petersburg Bus station
  3. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Iisalmi
  4. Take the bus from Iisalmi to Oulu

153€ - 232€

Bus via Kuopio  •  2 days 16h

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Warsaw, Warsaw West
  2. Take the bus from Warsaw Zachodni Bus Station to Saint Petersburg Bus station
  3. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Kuopio
  4. Take the bus from Kuopio to Oulu

170€ - 245€

Train, bus  •  2 days 17h

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  3. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Rīga
  4. Take the bus from Riga Central Bus Station to Saint Petersburg Bus station
  5. Take the bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Kuopio
  6. Take the train from Kuopio to Oulu 713 / ...

200€ - 385€

Train, bus via Kaliningrad  •  2 days 17h

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Limburg Sued Ice
  3. Take the bus from Limburg to Kaliningrad Bus station
  4. Take the train from Kaliningrad-Passajirsk to St Petersburg Glavny
  5. Take the train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Tikkurila 781 / ...
  6. Take the train from Tikkurila to Oulu 25 / ...

314€ - 474€

Drive  •  28h 57m

  1. Drive from Leuven to Oulu 2821.7 km

360€ - 550€

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The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Oulu is to bus which costs 150€ - 240€ and takes 2 days 15h.

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The quickest way to get from Leuven to Oulu is to fly which costs 120€ - 550€ and takes 7h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leuven to Oulu. However, there are services departing from Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone B and arriving at Oulu via Brussels, Warsaw Zachodni Bus Station, Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 and Iisalmi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 15h.

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The distance between Leuven and Oulu is 1973 km. The road distance is 2821.7 km.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Oulu without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 15h and costs 150€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 7h 36m to get from Leuven to Oulu, including transfers.

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Leuven to Oulu bus services, operated by Sindbad, depart from Brussels station.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Oulu is to fly which takes 7h 36m and costs 120€ - 550€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 150€ - 240€ and takes 2 days 15h.

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There is no direct flight from Brussels Airport to Oulu Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 50m and has one stopover.

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Leuven to Oulu bus services, operated by Onni Bus, arrive at Oulu station.

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Map of how to get from Leuven to Oulu.
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  • Distance: 1973.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 36m

What companies run services between Leuven, Belgium and Oulu, Finland?

Finnair, British Airways and KLM fly from Leuven to Oulu every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leuven to Oulu via Sint-Joost-ten-Node Kruidtuin, Brussels, Warszawa, Warsaw Zachodni Bus Station, Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2, and Iisalmi in around 2 days 15h.

Airlines
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Brussels to Oulu via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 650€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Oulu via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 1000€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Oulu via London Heathrow, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 650€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Oulu via London Heathrow, Helsinki
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 1100€
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
1st Class
10€ - 16€
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
12€ - 18€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Thalys
Standard
45€ - 65€
Comfort
55€ - 75€
Premium
60€ - 90€
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
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 30€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 18€
1st Class
21€ - 30€
Finnish Railways (VR)
Phone
+358 600 41900
Website
vr.fi
Train from Kuopio to Oulu
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Pietari to Tikkurila
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
www.vr.fi
Train from Tikkurila to Oulu
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
www.vr.fi
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Limburg Sued
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Kaliningrad-Passajirsk to St Petersburg Glavny
Ave. Duration
27h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
110€ - 170€
Website
pass.rzd.ru
VR Osakeyhtiö
Phone
0600 41 902
Website
vr.fi
Train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Tikkurila
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
VR Osakeyhtiö
Bus operators
Sindbad
Phone
+48 77 443 44 44
Email
poczta@sindbad.pl
Website
sindbad.pl
Bus from Brussels to Warszawa
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Schedules at
sindbad.pl
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Warsaw Zachodni Bus Station to Saint Petersburg Bus station
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rotterdam to Rīga
Ave. Duration
36h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Riga Central Bus Station to Saint Petersburg Bus station
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Partner
Phone
+ 7-921-333-80-38
Email
partner_@bk.ru
Website
marshrutiki.com
Bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Iisalmi
Ave. Duration
11h 42m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Schedules at
marshrutiki.com
Bus from Saint Petersburg, Bus Station 2 to Kuopio
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 60€
Schedules at
marshrutiki.com
Onni Bus
Phone
+358 600 02010
Email
info@onnibus.com
Website
onnibus.com
Bus from Iisalmi to Oulu
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
5€ - 9€
Schedules at
onnibus.com
Bus from Kuopio to Oulu
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 12€
Schedules at
onnibus.com
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).

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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 Warsaw, Warsaw West
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Kaliningrad Avtovokzal
Website
avtovokzal39.ru
Bus from Limburg to Kaliningrad Bus station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
avtovokzal39.ru
Book at
avtovokzal39.ru

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Oulu is 1h ahead of Leuven. It is currently 11:15 AM in Leuven and 12:15 PM in Oulu.

Yes, the driving distance between Leuven to Oulu is 2822 km. It takes approximately 28h 57m to drive from Leuven to Oulu.

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British Airways, KLM and Finnair offer flights from Brussels Airport to Oulu Airport.

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There are 98+ hotels available in Oulu. Prices start at 87€ 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 17€ - 19€.

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