There are 5 ways to get from The Hague 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  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Den Haag HS to Mechelen Intercity

$24 - $39

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from The Hague to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Amsterdam Centre - Sloterdijk > La Haye > Rotterdam > Bruxelles Centre - Gare Midi > Douvres > Londres
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Leuven Paris centre - Bercy > Bruxelles centre - gare Midi > Louvain / ...

$8 - $13

3 alternative options

Train Thalys  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen Centraal to Leuven Intercity

$44 - $79

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from The Hague to Leuven 112 miles

$27 - $40

Train, fly  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Den Haag HS to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU

$76 - $262

What companies run services between The Hague, Netherlands and Leuven, Belgium?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from The Hague to Leuven hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from The Hague to Leuven via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station in around 3 h 29 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Den Haag HS to Mechelen
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Den Haag HS to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen Centraal to Leuven
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $19
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from The Hague to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Leuven
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from The Hague to Leuven?

The distance between The Hague and Leuven is 136 km. The road distance is 179 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from The Hague to Leuven?

The cheapest way to get from The Hague to Leuven is to bus which costs 6€ - 11€ and takes 3 h 29 min.

What is the fastest way to get from The Hague to Leuven?

The quickest way to get from The Hague to Leuven is to drive which takes 1 h 56 min and costs 22€ - 35€.

Is there a direct train between The Hague and Leuven?

No, there is no direct train from The Hague to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Den Haag HS and arriving at Leuven via Mechelen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 29 min.

Is there a direct bus between The Hague and Leuven?

No, there is no direct bus from The Hague to Leuven. However, there are services departing from The Hague and arriving at Leuven via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 29 min.

How long does it take to get from The Hague to Leuven?

It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from The Hague to Leuven, including transfers.