Essen to Leuven train

Cheap train tickets from Essen to Leuven

Showing times and prices for Aug 17

Cheapest

30

Average

53

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
08:10AMEssen Hbf3h52 12:02PMHeverlee
3 transfers
301One-way
Cheapest
06:10PMEssen Hbf4h20 10:30PMHeverlee
3 transfers
301One-way
Cheapest
08:10AMEssen Hbf3h21 11:31AMZONE LEUVEN
2 transfers
301One-way
Cheapest
06:10PMEssen Hbf3h21 09:31PMZONE LEUVEN
2 transfers
301One-way
Cheapest
06:10PMEssen Hbf3h42 09:52PMWijgmaal
3 transfers
301One-way

Train schedule from Essen to Leuven

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17
05:40AMEssen Hbf2h51 08:31AMLeuven
1 transfer
07:39AMEssen Hbf2h52 10:31AMLeuven
1 transfer
08:10AMEssen Hbf3h52 12:02PMHeverlee
3 transfers
08:10AMEssen Hbf3h21 11:31AMZONE LEUVEN
2 transfers
08:10AMEssen Hbf3h42 11:52AMWijgmaal
3 transfers
08:21AMEssen Hbf3h31 11:52AMWijgmaal
4 transfers
08:21AMEssen Hbf3h10 11:31AMZONE LEUVEN
3 transfers
08:21AMEssen Hbf3h41 12:02PMHeverlee
4 transfers
10:16AMEssen Hbf3h35 01:51PMWijgmaal
3 transfers
10:16AMEssen Hbf3h46 02:02PMHeverlee
3 transfers
10:16AMEssen Hbf3h15 01:31PMZONE LEUVEN
2 transfers
03:43PMEssen Hbf2h48 06:31PMLeuven
1 transfer
04:10PMEssen Hbf3h42 07:52PMWijgmaal
3 transfers
04:10PMEssen Hbf4h19 08:29PMHeverlee
3 transfers
04:10PMEssen Hbf3h21 07:31PMZONE LEUVEN
2 transfers
04:21PMEssen Hbf4h08 08:29PMHeverlee
4 transfers
04:21PMEssen Hbf3h10 07:31PMZONE LEUVEN
3 transfers
04:21PMEssen Hbf3h31 07:52PMWijgmaal
4 transfers
06:10PMEssen Hbf4h20 10:30PMHeverlee
3 transfers
06:10PMEssen Hbf3h21 09:31PMZONE LEUVEN
2 transfers
06:10PMEssen Hbf3h42 09:52PMWijgmaal
3 transfers
06:24PMEssen Hbf3h28 09:52PMWijgmaal
4 transfers
06:24PMEssen Hbf3h07 09:31PMZONE LEUVEN
3 transfers
06:24PMEssen Hbf4h06 10:30PMHeverlee
4 transfers

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Fastest train times from Essen to Leuven

Showing times and prices for Aug 17

Fastest Journey

2 h 48 m

Average

3 h 31 m

Trains per day

24

Distance

173 km

It's difficult to get from Essen to Leuven without transferring at least once.

Fastest
03:43PMEssen Hbf2h48 06:31PMLeuven
1 transfer
681One-way
2nd Fastest
05:40AMEssen Hbf2h51 08:31AMLeuven
1 transfer
681One-way
07:39AMEssen Hbf2h52 10:31AMLeuven
1 transfer
681One-way
06:24PMEssen Hbf3h07 09:31PMZONE LEUVEN
3 transfers
471One-way
08:21AMEssen Hbf3h10 11:31AMZONE LEUVEN
3 transfers
531One-way

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Overview: Train from Essen to Leuven

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 21 min
priceAverage train ticket price$32 (€30)
frequencyTrain frequency19 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, Thalys or National Express

Trains from Essen to Leuven cover the 107 miles (173 km) long route taking on average 3 h 21 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Thalys or National Express. Normally, there are 19 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $32 (€30), but the average price of train tickets is $32 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Leuven.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn, Thalys and National Express from Essen to Leuven trains

For as little as $32 (€30) you can travel by train to Leuven from Essen with Deutsche Bahn, Thalys and National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

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Thalys
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Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train to Leuven from Essen. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Essen to Leuven train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 46 min
  • Average Price: $32
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 6 a day

Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train from Essen to Leuven with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Looking to travel by train to Leuven from Essen? Omio can help you find that perfect journey with Thalys. Check Omio to see current Thalys train schedules, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Essen to Leuven train and book Thalys tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train to Leuven from Essen, you can expect to travel 107 miles (173 km) one-way with Thalys. If you search for trains between Essen and Leuven in the Omio app, you can check if the Thalys ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with Thalys, we do the work for you to get you safely to Leuven from Essen. Book that perfect Essen to Leuven train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with Thalys!

Essen to Leuven train information with Thalys:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 12 min
  • Thalys frequency: 1 a day

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance train company operating over 550 trains per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates train services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express trains have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most trains come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your train between Essen and Leuven, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

National Express from Essen to Leuven train information:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 19 min
  • National Express frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Essen to Leuven

Travel by train to Leuven easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Essen to Leuven.
FAQs

Travel between Essen, Germany and Leuven, Belgium by train is: Fully open.

What is the status of international entry into Belgium from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Essen?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Leuven, Belgium?

When traveling in Belgium, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 7/28/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Leuven from Essen before traveling.

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Leuven to Essen is: Fully open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from Belgium?

Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Leuven?

What are the requirements?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Essen, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 8/8/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Essen from Leuven here.

Train tickets from Essen to Leuven for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $32 (€30)  one way in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Essen to Leuven train price to come in at an average of $32 (€30)  one way.
The train distance from Essen to Leuven is around 107 miles (173 km).
The train time to Leuven from Essen is on average 3 h 21 min  for the 107 miles (173 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Essen to Leuven by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When taking the train between Essen and Leuven, you can choose to depart from train stations like Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen. Your trip can end in train stations such as Leuven and ZONE LEUVEN.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Essen Hbf   and arrive in Leuven.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Essen Hbf, which is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Leuven, located 0.6 miles (1 km) away from the city center.

Take the Essen to Leuven train with Deutsche Bahn, Thalys or National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Leuven from Essen as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there are 19 trains a day from Essen to Leuven. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train for this route departs from Essen at 6: 10 AM. The last train leaves from Essen at 4: 38 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Essen to Leuven and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets from Essen to Leuven within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $32 (€30) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Essen to Leuven a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Essen
Leuven
Essen Hbf is the most popular Essen railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Essen for your trip to Leuven.
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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