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

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Train  •  2 h 6 min

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

$20 - $42

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Bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Leuven Station Perron 15 to Turnhout Markt perron 1 305
  2. Take the bus from Turnhout Station perron 4 to Tilburg Centraal Station perron Noord 450

$7

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Tilburg 84.6 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Leuven to Tilburg is to bus which costs 7€ and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leuven to Tilburg is to drive which costs 18€ - 27€ and takes 1 h 20 min.

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The distance between Leuven and Tilburg is 80 km. The road distance is 135.3 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to get from Leuven to Tilburg, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leuven station to Tilburg station. However, there are services departing from Leuven Station Perron 15 and arriving at Tilburg Centraal Station perron Noord via Turnhout Station perron 4. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Tilburg. However, there are services departing from Louvain and arriving at Tilburg via Mechelen and Breda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 6 min.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Tilburg without a car is to train which takes 2 h 6 min and costs 17€ - 40€.

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Map of how to get from Leuven to Tilburg.
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  • Distance: 50 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 6 min

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

You can take a train from Leuven to Tilburg via Malines, Mechelen, and Breda in around 2 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leuven to Tilburg via Turnhout Markt perron 1 and Turnhout Station perron 4 in around 3 h 18 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
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
Train from Malines to Breda
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$15 - $22
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Mechelen to Breda
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Leuven Station Perron 15 to Turnhout Markt perron 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Bus from Turnhout Station perron 4 to Tilburg Centraal Station perron Noord
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be

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