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There are 10 ways to get from Stuttgart to Leuven by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart 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

$110 - $169

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Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim to Brussels, Brussels-North station N36

$37 - $63

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Bus Eurolines DE  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Bruxelles - North

$52 - $79

Drive  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Leuven 330 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Stuttgart to Brussels  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Brussels (BRU) STR - BRU

$76 - $256

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Brussels  •  4 h 44 min

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

$125 - $329

Train to Strasbourg, fly to Brussels  •  5 h 9 min

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

$133 - $378

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Brussels  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Brussels (BRU) NUE - BRU

$104 - $415

Fly Stuttgart to Dusseldorf, train  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Dusseldorf (DUS) STR - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Liege-Guillemins
  3. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven

$117 - $246

Train to Zurich, fly to Brussels  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Brussels (BRU) ZRH - BRU

$150 - $397

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Leuven is to bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 10 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Leuven is to fly which costs 65€ - 230€ and takes 4 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stuttgart to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart and arriving at Leuven Dirk Boutslaan via Brussel Noord Perron 6. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stuttgart to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Louvain / Leuven via Köln Hauptbahnhof and Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 8 min.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Leuven is 397 km. The road distance is 528 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Leuven without a car is to train which takes 5 h 8 min and costs 95€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to get from Stuttgart to Leuven, including transfers.

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Stuttgart to Leuven bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Stuttgart station.

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

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Leuven is to train which takes 5 h 8 min and costs 95€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 10 h 29 min, you could also fly, which costs 65€ - 230€ and takes 4 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart to Leuven.
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  • Distance: 247.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 8 min

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

You can take a train from Stuttgart to Leuven via Köln Hbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Liège-Guillemins, and Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins in around 5 h 8 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Stuttgart to Leuven 3 times a week. Tickets cost $45 - $75 and the journey takes 9 h 9 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Nuremberg to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Strasbourg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Nuremberg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
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
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Strasbourg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$330 - $600
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
Train from Düsseldorf to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / 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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Stuttgart to Bruxelles - North
Ave. Duration
9 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$49
High
$55
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 Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Stuttgart to Leuven bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Bruxelles - North station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Leuven is 528 km. It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to drive from Stuttgart to Leuven.

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KLM, Eurowings, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 753+ hotels available in Leuven. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Stuttgart Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs 2€ - 5€.

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