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There are 6 ways to get from Leuven to Paris by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid S2 / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord Thalys

$91 - $129

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Bus Ouibus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Leuven to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus

$12 - $17

4 alternative options

Line 358 bus, bus  •  6 h 12 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 Paris, Paris 801 / ...

$20 - $32

Bus Eurolines FR  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North to Paris Gallieni

$33 - $86

Drive  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Paris 205.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRU - CDG

$102 - $313

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The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Paris is to bus which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leuven to Paris is to fly which costs 85€ - 280€ and takes 2 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leuven and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy. Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Paris. However, there are services departing from Louvain / Leuven and arriving at Paris-Nord via Brussel-Zuid/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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The distance between Leuven and Paris is 281 km. The road distance is 329.2 km.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Paris without a car is to train which takes 3 h 10 min and costs 75€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Leuven to Paris, including transfers.

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Leuven to Paris bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Leuven station.

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Leuven to Paris train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Louvain / Leuven station.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Paris is to train which takes 3 h 10 min and costs 75€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 5 h 50 min, you could also fly, which costs 85€ - 280€ and takes 2 h 52 min.

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Map of how to get from Leuven to Paris.
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  • Distance: 175.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 10 min

What companies run services between Leuven, Belgium and Paris, France?

You can take a train from Leuven to Paris via Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid and Brussel-Zuid/Midi in around 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Leuven to Paris 4 times a week. Tickets cost $12 - $17 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgiantrain.be
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2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
Bus operators
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 Leuven to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
De Lijn
Website
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 Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Brussels-North to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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

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Leuven to Paris bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy station.

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Leuven to Paris train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Paris-Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leuven to Paris is 329 km. It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to drive from Leuven to Paris.

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Brussels Airlines offers flights from Brussels Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 5236+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at $77 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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