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There are 8 ways to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Leuven by plane, train, car, car train or car ferry

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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Fly Southampton to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4h 6m

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

$95 - $231

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 23m

  1. Drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Leuven

$86 - $127

6 alternative options

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU

$121 - $294

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  4. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Louvain / Leuven

$136 - $391

Train to Birmingham, fly to Brussels  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Brussels (BRU) BHX - BRU

$129 - $358

Train  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est

$98 - $251

Train via Reading  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi

$129 - $301

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 2m

  1. Drive from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Leuven

$231 - $264

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Leuven is to drive and car ferry which costs £65 - £100 and takes 5h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Leuven is to fly and train which costs £70 - £180 and takes 4h 6m.

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The distance between Southampton Airport (SOU) and Leuven is 266 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Leuven without a car is to train which takes 5h 28m and costs £75 - £200.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Leuven, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Leuven is 1h ahead of Southampton Airport (SOU). It is currently 6:16 PM in Southampton Airport (SOU) and 7:16 PM in Leuven.

KLM and Flybe offer flights from Southampton Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 777+ hotels available in Leuven. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Leuven.
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  • Distance: 265.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 6m

What companies run services between Southampton Airport (SOU), England and Leuven, Belgium?

You can take a train from Southampton Airport (SOU) to Leuven via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid in around 5h 28m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Southampton to Amsterdam Schiphol via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgiantrain.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
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