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

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Train  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Leuven to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  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 - $18

5 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 / ...

$21 - $34

Bus Eurolines FR  •  7 h 2 min

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

$35 - $92

Drive  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Paris 205.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Paris CDG  •  2 h 59 min

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

$102 - $313

Fly to Paris Orly  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Paris Orly (ORY) BRU - ORY

$127 - $273

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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 train which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 2 h 48 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 Leuven and arriving at Paris-Nord via Brussel-Zuid/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 48 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 2 h 48 min and costs 75€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 48 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 Leuven station.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Paris is to train which takes 2 h 48 min and costs 75€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 5 h 50 min, you could also fly, which costs 85€ - 270€ and takes 2 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Leuven to Paris.
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  • Distance: 175.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 48 min

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

You can take a train from Leuven to Paris via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Brussel-Zuid/Midi in around 2 h 48 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Leuven to Paris 4 times a week. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Brussels to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Paris Orly via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris Orly via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Brussels to Paris Orly via Nice
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris Orly via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $2,100
Flights from Brussels to Paris Orly via Porto
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Brussels to Paris Orly via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris Orly via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $2,300
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Brussels to Paris Orly via Algiers
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris Orly via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris Orly via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Leuven to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Thalys
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 - $170
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 - $18
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $30
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
$28 - $85
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 4901+ hotels available in Paris. 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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