There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Leuven by plane, train, bus or car

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

Fly  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Brussels (BRU) VIE - BRU

$87 - $234

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  19 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Brussels, Brussels-North station N136 / ...

$79 - $126

5 alternative options

Train  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord Ice

$203 - $322

Train via Köln, Dom / Hbf  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf Re1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Welkenraedt to Leuven

$220 - $338

Bus Eurolines HU  •  23 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to Rajka 795 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rajka to Brussels 792

$153

Drive, train  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to München Ostbahnhof
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice
  3. Drive from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Leuven

$198 - $290

Drive  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Leuven 675.2 miles

$140 - $210

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Leuven, Belgium?

Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines and six other airlines fly from Vienna to Leuven hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Leuven via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Bruxelles-Nord in around 11 h 11 min.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Wien to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $29
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$25 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $60
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Welkenraedt to Leuven
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$21 - $30
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
18 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines HU
Phone
+36 (1) 382-0888
Email
info@volanbusz.hu
Website
eurolines.hu
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to Rajka
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu
Bus from Rajka to Brussels
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120
Schedules at
nemzetkozi.volanbusz.hu

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Vienna to Leuven?

The distance between Vienna and Leuven is 892 km. The road distance is 1080 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Vienna to Leuven?

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Leuven is to bus which costs 60€ - 110€ and takes 19 h 54 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Vienna to Leuven?

The quickest way to get from Vienna to Leuven is to fly which takes 4 h 27 min and costs 70€ - 190€.

Is there a direct train between Vienna and Leuven?

No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Leuven via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Bruxelles-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 11 min.

Is there a direct bus between Vienna and Leuven?

No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Leuven Rector De Somerplein zone A via Brussel Noord Perron 6. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 54 min.

How long does it take to get from Vienna to Leuven?

It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Vienna to Leuven, including transfers.