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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train Thalys  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Louvain to Anvers-Central Ic
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys

$38 - $62

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Leuven to Rotterdam 100.6 miles

$12

4 alternative options

Train Dutch Railways (NS)  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Louvain to Malines Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Mechelen to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...

$23 - $39

Line 652 bus, bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the line 652 bus from Leuven Station Perron 12 to Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B 652 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels Airport to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 819 / ...

$11 - $17

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Rotterdam 100.1 miles

$24 - $35

Fly, train  •  2 h 49 min

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

$75 - $261

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

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The quickest way to get from Leuven to Rotterdam is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 36 min.

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The distance between Leuven and Rotterdam is 117 km. The road distance is 160.2 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to get from Leuven to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leuven station to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Leuven Station Perron 12 and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS via Brussels, Brussels Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Louvain and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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Map of how to get from Leuven to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 73.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

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

You can take a train from Leuven to Rotterdam via Anvers-Central and Antwerpen-Centraal in around 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leuven to Rotterdam via Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B and Brussels, Brussels Airport in around 4 h 15 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 Louvain to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Louvain to Malines
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
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
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Mechelen to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Leuven Station Perron 12 to Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels Airport to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
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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