Directions from Leuven to Rotterdam

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Recommended option

Train Thalys  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Leuven to Antwerpen Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Tha / ...

$38 - $62

Cheapest option

Line 358 bus, bus  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the line 358 bus from Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone B to Brussel Noord Perron 6 358 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Rotterdam Ouibus / ...

$9 - $18

5 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Leuven to Mechelen Regional / ...
  2. Take the train from Mechelen to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity

$17 - $27

Line 284 bus, train  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the line 284 bus from Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone B to Mechelen Station perron 14 284 / ...
  2. Take the train from Mechelen to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity

$19 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Rotterdam 100.1 miles

$24 - $35

Rideshare  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Leuven to Rotterdam 100.6 miles

$12

Fly, train  •  2 h 44 min

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

$76 - $281

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

You can take a train from Leuven to Rotterdam via Antwerpen Centraal in around 2 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leuven to Rotterdam via Brussel Noord Perron 6 and Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station in around 3 h 44 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Leuven to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
Train from Leuven to Mechelen
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$8 - $12
Train from Mechelen to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $50
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone B to Mechelen Station perron 14
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Bus from Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone B to Brussel Noord Perron 6
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Leuven to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Leuven and Rotterdam is 117 km. The road distance is 160 km.

The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Rotterdam is to rideshare which costs 10€ and takes 2 h 9 min.

The quickest way to get from Leuven to Rotterdam is to drive which takes 1 h 36 min and costs 20€ - 30€.

No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Leuven and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Antwerpen Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 4 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Leuven to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone B and arriving at Rotterdam via Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 44 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to get from Leuven to Rotterdam, including transfers.