Duration 5h 20m
Distance 662.9 km
Average price SFr 190
Possible routes 10 found

There are 10 ways to get from Leuven to Thun 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 via Paris  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb Ter
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Thun 61 / ...

SFr 230 - SFr 418

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bern N506

SFr 43 - SFr 55

8 alternative options

Train  •  8h 46m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Strasbourg Tgv
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb Ter
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Thun 61 / ...

SFr 185 - SFr 288

Train, bus  •  11h 33m

  1. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Liège to Bale 472
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Thun 61 / ...

SFr 84 - SFr 137

Drive  •  6h 39m

  1. Drive from Leuven to Thun 662.9 km

SFr 80 - SFr 130

Fly to Basel, train  •  5h 20m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Basel (BSL) BRU - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Thun

SFr 106 - SFr 345

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5h 55m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Thun

SFr 138 - SFr 385

Fly to Geneva, train  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern

SFr 114 - SFr 320

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 19m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BRU - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Thun

SFr 85 - SFr 324

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  8h 14m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Milan Linate (LIN) BRU - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Thun

SFr 117 - SFr 396

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Leuven to Thun? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Thun is to bus which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 12h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Leuven to Thun is to fly and train which costs 95€ - 330€ and takes 5h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leuven to Thun. However, there are services departing from Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone B and arriving at Thun via Brussels, Brussels-North station and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Thun. However, there are services departing from Louvain / Leuven and arriving at Thun via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Paris l'Est, Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 23m.

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The distance between Leuven and Thun is 506 km. The road distance is 662.9 km.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Thun without a car is to train via Paris which takes 8h 23m and costs 210€ - 390€.

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It takes approximately 8h 23m to get from Leuven to Thun, including transfers.

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Leuven to Thun bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Leuven to Thun train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Thun is to train via Paris which takes 8h 23m and costs 210€ - 390€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 12h 43m.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Leuven to Thun train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Thun station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leuven to Thun is 663 km. It takes approximately 6h 39m to drive from Leuven to Thun.

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easyJet, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 549+ hotels available in Thun. Prices start at SFr 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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What companies run services between Leuven and Thun?

You can take a train from Leuven to Thun via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Paris Nord, Paris l'Est, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 8h 23m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Leuven to Thun 4 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 35 - SFr 45 and the journey takes 9h 10m.
Airlines
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 750

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Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 750
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 750
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 450
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 460
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 480
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 750

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Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 750
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 450
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 270
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 440
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550

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Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 700
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 460
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 480
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 480
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 430
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 250

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Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 250
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 310
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 410

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Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 410
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 390

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Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 390
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 270

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Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 270
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 700

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Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 700
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 490

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Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 490
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 350

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Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 350
Train operators
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 170

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Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 170
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 80 - SFr 120
Comfort
SFr 95 - SFr 130
Premium
SFr 120 - SFr 170

Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 100

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Train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 75 - SFr 90
1st Class
SFr 85 - SFr 100
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 110 - SFr 140
1st Class
SFr 130 - SFr 160

About this operator

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 120
Train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Deutsche Bahn

About this operator

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).

Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 40

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Train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 24 - SFr 28
1st Class
SFr 38 - SFr 40

About this operator

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 80
Train from Basel SBB to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Thun
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

About this operator

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 27

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Train from Basel Sbb to Thun
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 27
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

About this operator

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 13
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 13
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 8 - SFr 13
1st Class
SFr 13 - SFr 19

Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 120
Train from Gallarate to Thun
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
1st Class
SFr 85 - SFr 120
Train from Milano Centrale to Thun
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 80
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 140

About this operator

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Bus operators
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Bus from Liège to Bale
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
Eurolines FR

About this operator

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bern
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

About this operator

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).

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Thun, Switzerland

Thun (French: Thoune) is a town and a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland with about 43,783 inhabitants (around 90,000 in the agglomeration), as of 31 December 2013. - Wikipedia

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