There are 8 ways to get from London to Leuven by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est

$74 - $206

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi RegioJet

$19 - $25

6 alternative options

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Leuven

$217 - $239

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Leuven

$71 - $105

Fly London Heathrow to Brussels  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU

$96 - $249

Fly London City to Antwerp, train  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Antwerp (ANR) LCY - ANR
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Leuven

$81 - $311

Fly London City to Rotterdam, train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Leuven

$110 - $350

Fly London Gatwick to Brussels  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Brussels (BRU) LGW - BRU

$215 - $548

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The cheapest way to get from London to Leuven is to bus which costs £14 - £19 and takes 8 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Leuven is to train which costs £55 - £160 and takes 2 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Leuven. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Leuven via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 41 min.

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The distance between London and Leuven is 215 miles.

The best way to get from London to Leuven without a car is to train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs £55 - £160.

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It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to get from London to Leuven, including transfers.

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London to Leuven train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Leuven is to train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs £55 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £19 and takes 8 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs £70 - £190 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Leuven is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 5:42 PM in London and 6:42 PM in Leuven.

Map of how to get from London to Leuven.
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  • Distance: 214.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 41 min

What companies run services between London, England and Leuven, Belgium?

Eurostar operates a train from London to Leuven every 3 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $200 and the journey takes 2 h 1 min. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from London to Leuven once daily. Tickets cost $12 - $16 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from London City to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Leuven
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Leuven
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Ferry operators

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