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

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Train  •  2 h 5 min

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

$20 - $42

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Bus, line 450 bus  •  3 h 23 min

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

$7

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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 and line 450 bus which costs 7€ and takes 3 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leuven to Tilburg is to drive which costs 17€ - 26€ and takes 1 h 20 min.

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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 Markt perron 6. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Tilburg. However, there are services departing from Louvain / Leuven and arriving at Tilburg via Mechelen and Breda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 5 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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The best way to get from Leuven to Tilburg without a car is to train which takes 2 h 5 min and costs 17€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to get from Leuven to Tilburg, including transfers.

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Leuven to Tilburg bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Leuven Station Perron 15.

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Leuven to Tilburg 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 Tilburg is to train which takes 2 h 5 min and costs 17€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 450 bus, which costs 7€ and takes 3 h 23 min.

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  • Distance: 50 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 5 min

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

You can take a train from Leuven to Tilburg via Malines / Mechelen, Mechelen, and Breda in around 2 h 5 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 23 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Malines / Mechelen
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Malines / Mechelen to Breda
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$15 - $22
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
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 49 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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Leuven to Tilburg bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Tilburg Centraal Station perron Noord.

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Leuven to Tilburg train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Breda station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leuven to Tilburg is 135 km. It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to drive from Leuven to Tilburg.

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There are 407+ hotels available in Tilburg. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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