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 25 min

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

$92 - $235

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Aachen, Aachen Hüls 1920
  2. Take the bus from Aachen to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station Ouibus

$67 - $106

5 alternative options

Train via Nürnberg Hbf  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins Ice
  4. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Louvain Ic

$213 - $337

Train  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins Ice
  3. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Louvain Ic

$207 - $300

Bus, train  •  19 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna to Dortmund
  2. Take the bus from Dortmund to Liège
  3. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Louvain Ic

$92 - $132

Drive, train  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to München Ost
  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

$196 - $301

Drive  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Leuven 675.2 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Leuven is to bus which costs 55€ - 95€ and takes 16 h 38 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Vienna to Leuven is to fly which costs 75€ - 210€ and takes 4 h 25 min.

More details

The distance between Vienna and Leuven is 892 km. The road distance is 1080.3 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Vienna to Leuven, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Leuven Dirk Boutslaan via Aachen and Brussel Noord Perron 6. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 38 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Louvain via Nürnberg Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz, Köln Hauptbahnhof and Liege-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 12 min.

More details

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 Nürnberg Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12, Köln Messe/Deutz, Köln Hbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Liège-Guillemins, and Liege-Guillemins in around 11 h 12 min.

Airlines
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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Wien to Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
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 München Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Louvain
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$14 - $21
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Aachen, Aachen Hüls
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Aachen to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Dortmund to Liège
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Vienna to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
12 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
eurolines.de

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.