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There are 10 ways to get from London to Leuven by train, 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.

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Train  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi Eurostar / ...
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Louvain / Leuven S2 / ...

$74 - $204

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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

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Train via London St. Pancras International  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Louvain / Leuven S2 / ...

$74 - $204

Train via London St. Pancras International #2  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Louvain / Leuven S2 / ...

$74 - $204

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

$215 - $237

Fly London Gatwick to Brussels  •  2 h 36 min

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

$215 - $546

Fly London Heathrow to Brussels  •  3 h 48 min

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

$96 - $248

Fly London City to Rotterdam, train  •  5 h 8 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 Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Louvain / Leuven

$110 - $350

Train to Southend, fly to Antwerp, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Antwerp (ANR) SEN - ANR
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Louvain / Leuven

$124 - $491

Fly London City to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LCY - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Louvain / Leuven

$112 - $352

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Leuven is to drive and car ferry which costs £50 - £85 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Leuven is to fly which costs £160 - £420 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Leuven. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras Int. and arriving at Louvain / Leuven via Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 50 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 50 min and costs £55 - £160.

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It takes approximately 2 h 50 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 Int. station.

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The best way to get from London to Leuven is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs £55 - £160. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £160 - £420 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Leuven is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 6:14 PM in London and 7:14 PM in Leuven.

Map of how to get from London to Leuven.
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  • Distance: 214.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

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

You can take a train from London to Leuven via Brussel-Zuid/Midi and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid in around 2 h 50 min. Alternatively, Rwandair Express flies from London to Leuven 4 times a week.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Train operators
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Louvain / Leuven
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 Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
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
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Ferry operators

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London to Leuven train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Louvain / Leuven station.

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Rwandair Express offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 769+ hotels available in Leuven. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Gatwick Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs £12 - £27.

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