Directions from London to Leuven

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 40 min

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

$75 - $208

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus

$14 - $21

9 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Bruges Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Brugge to Leuven Intercity

$23 - $34

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Leuven 815

$22 - $40

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

$219 - $241

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 8 min

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

$72 - $105

Fly London Heathrow to Brussels  •  3 h 55 min

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

$96 - $249

Fly London City to Rotterdam, train  •  4 h 56 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 City to Antwerp, train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Antwerp (ANR) LCY - ANR
  2. Take the train from Mortsel-Oude-God to Mechelen
  3. Take the train from Mechelen to Leuven

$79 - $310

Fly London Gatwick to Brussels  •  4 h 9 min

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

$215 - $548

Fly London City to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 3 min

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

$112 - $352

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, FlixBus operates a bus from London to Leuven twice a week. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 7 h 25 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
Flights from London City to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
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
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brugge to Leuven
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$21 - $30
Train from Antwerpen Centraal to Leuven
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Mortsel-Oude-God to Mechelen
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
Train from Mechelen to Leuven
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
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
$175
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
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Bruges
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London and Leuven is 344 km.

The cheapest way to get from London to Leuven is to bus which costs £10 - £16 and takes 7 h 34 min.

The quickest way to get from London to Leuven is to train which takes 2 h 40 min and costs £55 - £160.

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 Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London and arriving at Leuven. Services depart twice a week, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from London to Leuven, including transfers.