There are 7 ways to get from Leuven to Tübingen by train, bus, 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  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tübingen Hbf 5-Y / ...

92€ - 216€

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Bus  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Leuven to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport N84
  2. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Tübingen N177

34€ - 41€

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Train, bus  •  10h 1m

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Liege to Stuttgart
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tübingen Hbf 5-Y / ...

62€ - 134€

Drive  •  5h 2m

  1. Drive from Leuven to Tübingen 551 km

65€ - 95€

Fly Brussels to Stuttgart  •  4h 47m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Stuttgart (STR) BRU - STR

62€ - 295€

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Stuttgart  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Stuttgart (STR) DUS - STR

108€ - 358€

Fly Brussels to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRU - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tübingen Hbf

106€ - 398€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Tübingen is to bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 10h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Leuven to Tübingen is to fly which costs 60€ - 300€ and takes 4h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leuven to Tübingen. However, there are services departing from Leuven and arriving at Tübingen via Cologne, Cologne South, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Tübingen. However, there are services departing from Louvain / Leuven and arriving at Tübingen Hbf via Liege-Guillemins, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and Stuttgart Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 22m.

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The distance between Leuven and Tübingen is 408 km. The road distance is 551 km.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Tübingen without a car is to train which takes 6h 22m and costs 90€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 6h 22m to get from Leuven to Tübingen, including transfers.

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Leuven to Tübingen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Leuven station.

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Leuven to Tübingen 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 Tübingen is to train which takes 6h 22m and costs 90€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 10h 30m, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 300€ and takes 4h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Leuven to Tübingen.
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  • Distance: 408.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 22m

What companies run services between Leuven, Belgium and Tübingen, Germany?

You can take a train from Leuven to Tübingen via Liege-Guillemins, Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, and Stuttgart Hbf in around 6h 22m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leuven to Tübingen via Cologne, Cologne South, Airport in around 10h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
190€ - 600€
Flights from Brussels to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 600€
Flights from Brussels to Stuttgart via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
310€ - 650€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 360€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 490€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 490€
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 480€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Brussels to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 410€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 360€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 360€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 420€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
12€ - 18€
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tuebingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tübingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Hauptbahnhof to Tübingen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Tuebingen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
55€ - 80€
Comfort
70€ - 90€
Premium
80€ - 110€
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Liege to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
eurolines.de
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Leuven to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Tübingen
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Leuven to Tübingen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Tübingen station.

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Leuven to Tübingen train services, operated by DB ZugBus RAB GmbH, arrive at Tübingen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leuven to Tübingen is 551 km. It takes approximately 5h 2m to drive from Leuven to Tübingen.

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Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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Book your Leuven to Tübingen bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 452+ hotels available in Tübingen. 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 15 min and costs 17€ - 19€.

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