There are 5 ways to get from Leuven to Utrecht by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Leuven to Antwerpen-Centraal L / ...
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal

$32 - $54

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Line 358 bus, bus  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 358 bus from Leuven Dirk Boutslaan to Brussel Noord Perron 6 351 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Utrecht 817 / ...

$13 - $20

3 alternative options

Line 284 bus, train, bus  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the line 284 bus from Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone B to Mechelen Station perron 14 284 / ...
  2. Take the train from Mechelen to Breda Ic
  3. Take the bus from Breda, Centraal Station to Utrecht, Centraal Jaarbeursplein 401

$26 - $39

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Leuven to Utrecht 117.9 miles

$28 - $45

Fly, train  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRU - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal

$75 - $259

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No, there is no direct bus from Leuven to Utrecht. However, there are services departing from Leuven Dirk Boutslaan and arriving at Utrecht via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leuven to Utrecht. However, there are services departing from Leuven and arriving at Utrecht Centraal via Antwerpen-Centraal and Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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The distance between Leuven and Utrecht is 138 km. The road distance is 188.7 km.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Utrecht without a car is to train which takes 3 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Leuven to Utrecht, including transfers.

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Leuven to Utrecht bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Leuven Dirk Boutslaan station.

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Leuven to Utrecht train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Leuven station.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Utrecht is to train which takes 3 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 358 bus and bus, which costs and takes 5 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Leuven to Utrecht.
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  • Distance: 86.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Leuven to Utrecht via Antwerpen-Centraal and Rotterdam Centraal in around 3 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leuven to Utrecht via Brussel Noord Perron 6 and Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 5 h 12 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Leuven to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Mechelen 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)

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 Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Mechelen to Breda
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone B to Mechelen Station perron 14
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Bus from Leuven Dirk Boutslaan to Brussel Noord Perron 6
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Bravo
Phone
0900-9292
Email
klantenservice@bravo.info
Website
bravo.info
Bus from Breda, Centraal Station to Utrecht, Centraal Jaarbeursplein
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Website
bravo.info
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Leuven to Utrecht is 189 km. It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to drive from Leuven to Utrecht.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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The best way to get from Leuven to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs .

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