There are 6 ways to get from Mannheim to Leuven by train, bus, car 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  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins Ice
  3. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Leuven Ic

$91 - $147

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport N177 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Leuven N84

$25 - $42

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim to Liege
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Leuven Ic

$57 - $79

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Mannheim to Leuven 251.1 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU

$106 - $295

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Brussels (BRU) STR - BRU

$104 - $297

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Mannheim to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB and arriving at Leuven via Cologne, Cologne South, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Mannheim to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Mannheim Hbf and arriving at Leuven via Köln Hauptbahnhof and Liege-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 24 min.

More details

The distance between Mannheim and Leuven is 309 km. The road distance is 401.7 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Mannheim to Leuven without a car is to train which takes 4 h 24 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Mannheim to Leuven, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

Mannheim to Leuven train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Mannheim Hbf station.

More details

The best way to get from Mannheim to Leuven is to train which takes 4 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 15 min.

Mode details

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

Search flights

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

More details

Map of how to get from Mannheim to Leuven.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 193.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

What companies run services between Mannheim, Germany and Leuven, Belgium?

You can take a train from Mannheim to Leuven via Köln Hbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Liège-Guillemins, and Liege-Guillemins in around 4 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mannheim to Leuven via Cologne, Cologne South, Airport in around 7 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $75
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
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
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Mannheim to Liege
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Leuven
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around Belgium

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Mannheim to Leuven is 402 km. It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to drive from Mannheim to Leuven.

Get driving directions

Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport.

Search flights

Book your Mannheim to Leuven bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

Search and book

There are 740+ hotels available in Leuven. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

More details