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There are 7 ways to get from Mannheim to Leuven by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 19m

  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 Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven Ic

$91 - $142

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Bus  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport E01 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Leuven N84

$38 - $50

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Bus, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim to Liege
  2. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven Ic

$57 - $79

Drive  •  3h 40m

  1. Drive from Mannheim to Leuven 251.1 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4h

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

$106 - $302

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  5h 3m

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

$104 - $297

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Brussels (BRU) SXB - BRU

$135 - $388

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The cheapest way to get from Mannheim to Leuven is to bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 8h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Mannheim to Leuven is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mannheim to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB and arriving at Leuven via Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Mannheim to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Mannheim Hbf and arriving at Louvain / Leuven via Köln Hauptbahnhof and Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 19m.

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

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Leuven without a car is to train which takes 4h 19m and costs 75€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 4h 19m to get from Mannheim to Leuven, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Leuven is to train which takes 4h 19m and costs 75€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 8h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Mannheim to Leuven.
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  • Distance: 193.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 19m

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

You can take a train from Mannheim to Leuven via Köln Hauptbahnhof and Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins in around 4h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mannheim to Leuven via Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport in around 8h 45m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Strasbourg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Strasbourg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
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
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$14 - $20
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $35
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Mannheim to Liege
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Leuven
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Manheim to Frankfurt Flughafen T1
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arriva.cz

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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

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

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport.

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