There are 3 ways to get from Leuven to Tilburg by train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Leuven to Mechelen
  2. Take the train from Mechelen to Roosendaal
  3. Take the train from Roosendaal to Tilburg

$20 - $33

Cheapest option

Bus, line 450 bus  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Leuven Station Perron 15 to Turnhout Station perron 1 305
  2. Take the line 450 bus from Turnhout Markt perron 6 to Tilburg Centraal Station perron Noord 450

$8

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Tilburg 84.6 miles

$20 - $30

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

You can take a train from Leuven to Tilburg via Mechelen and Roosendaal in around 2 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leuven to Tilburg via Turnhout Markt perron 1 and Turnhout Markt perron 6 in around 3 h 11 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Leuven to Mechelen
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$5 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $13
Train from Mechelen to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Roosendaal to Tilburg
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Leuven Station Perron 15 to Turnhout Station perron 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Bus from Turnhout Markt perron 6 to Tilburg Centraal Station perron Noord
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Leuven to Tilburg?

The distance between Leuven and Tilburg is 80 km. The road distance is 135 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Leuven to Tilburg?

The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Tilburg is to bus and line 450 bus which costs 7€ and takes 3 h 11 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Leuven to Tilburg?

The quickest way to get from Leuven to Tilburg is to drive which takes 1 h 20 min and costs 16€ - 25€.

Is there a direct train between Leuven and Tilburg?

No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Tilburg. However, there are services departing from Leuven and arriving at Tilburg via Mechelen and Roosendaal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

Is there a direct bus between Leuven and Tilburg?

No, there is no direct bus from Leuven to Tilburg. However, there are services departing from Leuven Station Perron 15 and arriving at Tilburg Centraal Station perron Noord via Turnhout Markt perron 6. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 11 min.

How long does it take to get from Leuven to Tilburg?

It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to get from Leuven to Tilburg, including transfers.