There are 6 ways to get from The Hague to Leuven by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Thalys  •  2 h 53 min

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

$44 - $73

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Bus, line 358 bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from The Hague to Brussels, Brussels-North station 813
  2. Take the line 358 bus from Brussel Noord Perron 6 to Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A 358 / ...

$14 - $20

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Train via Antwerpen-Berchem  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Berchem Intercity direct / ...
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Leuven L / ...

$25 - $41

Train, line 450 bus, bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Den Haag Centraal to Tilburg
  2. Take the line 450 bus from Tilburg Centraal Station perron Noord to Turnhout Station perron 4 450
  3. Take the bus from Turnhout Station perron 1 to Leuven Station Perron 1 305

$22 - $32

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from The Hague to Leuven 112 miles

$27 - $40

Train, fly  •  2 h 43 min

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

$74 - $259

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No, there is no direct bus from The Hague to Leuven. However, there are services departing from The Hague and arriving at Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A via Brussel Noord Perron 6. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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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 Rotterdam Centraal and Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 53 min.

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The distance between The Hague and Leuven is 136 km. The road distance is 179.2 km.

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The best way to get from The Hague to Leuven without a car is to train which takes 2 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from The Hague to Leuven, including transfers.

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The Hague to Leuven bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from The Hague station.

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The Hague to Leuven train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from The Hague to Leuven is to train which takes 2 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 358 bus, which costs and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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The Hague to Leuven bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A station.

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Map of how to get from The Hague to Leuven.
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  • Distance: 85.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 53 min

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

You can take a train from The Hague to Leuven via Rotterdam Centraal and Antwerpen-Centraal in around 2 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from The Hague to Leuven via Brussels, Brussels-North station and Brussel Noord Perron 6 in around 4 h 30 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
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
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Leuven
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Leuven
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Den Haag Centraal to Tilburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Den Haag HS to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
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 The Hague to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Brussel Noord Perron 6 to Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Bus from Tilburg Centraal Station perron Noord to Turnhout Station perron 4
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Bus from Turnhout Station perron 1 to Leuven Station Perron 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be

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

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Yes, the driving distance between The Hague to Leuven is 179 km. It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to drive from The Hague to Leuven.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Airport to Brussels Airport.

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