There are 6 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 57 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal Thalys
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Louvain Ic / ...

$44 - $73

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from The Hague to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Leuven Ouibus

$8 - $12

4 alternative options

Train, line 285 bus  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Mechelen Intercity direct / ...
  2. Take the line 285 bus from Mechelen Station perron 14 to Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A 285 / ...

$24 - $41

Bus, line 358 bus  •  4 h 46 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 Dirk Boutslaan 351 / ...

$14 - $20

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 Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU

$74 - $259

Questions & Answers

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

More details

The quickest way to get from The Hague to Leuven is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 56 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from The Hague to Leuven, including transfers.

More details

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.

More details

No, there is no direct train from The Hague to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Den Haag HS and arriving at Louvain via Rotterdam Centraal and Anvers-Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 57 min.

More details

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

You can take a train from The Hague to Leuven via Rotterdam Centraal, Antwerpen-Centraal, and Anvers-Central in around 2 h 57 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
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
34 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 Anvers-Central to Louvain
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Mechelen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Den Haag Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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
$6 - $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
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Mechelen Station perron 14 to Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Bus from Brussel Noord Perron 6 to Leuven Dirk Boutslaan
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around Belgium

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.