There are 4 ways to get from Maastricht to Leuven by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Liege-Guillemins Stoptrein
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Leuven Ic

$15 - $22

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Bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht to Leuven N84

$5 - $9

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht Mosae Forum/Centrum to Hasselt Station perron 7 45 / ...
  2. Take the train from Hasselt to Leuven Ic / ...

$10 - $15

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Maastricht to Leuven 54 miles

$13 - $19

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Maastricht and arriving at Leuven. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Maastricht to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Maastricht and arriving at Leuven via Liege-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 24 min.

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The distance between Maastricht and Leuven is 69 km. The road distance is 86.4 km.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Leuven without a car is to train which takes 1 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to get from Maastricht to Leuven, including transfers.

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Maastricht to Leuven bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Maastricht station.

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

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Leuven is to train which takes 1 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Maastricht to Leuven.
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  • Distance: 43.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 24 min

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

You can take a train from Maastricht to Leuven via Liege-Guillemins in around 1 h 24 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Maastricht to Leuven 6 times a week. Tickets cost $5 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Maastricht to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Leuven
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$14 - $20
Train from Hasselt to Leuven
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Bus operators
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 Maastricht to Leuven
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Maastricht Mosae Forum/Centrum to Hasselt Station perron 7
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be

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Yes, the driving distance between Maastricht to Leuven is 86 km. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Maastricht to Leuven.

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