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Overview: Train from Heidelberg to Leuven

distanceDistance203 miles (327 km)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Heidelberg to Leuven cover the 203 miles (327 km) long trip with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Heidelberg Hbf and arrive in Leuven.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Heidelberg to Leuven trains

Deutsche Bahn will get you between Heidelberg and Leuven at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

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 from Heidelberg to Leuven. 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.

    When purchasing your Deutsche Bahn train tickets to Leuven from Heidelberg, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Normal conditions apply

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    FAQs

    Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Heidelberg and Leuven?

    Travel by train between Heidelberg, Germany and Leuven, Belgium is: Partially open.

    Is international entry into Leuven from Heidelberg restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Heidelberg?

    Entry Requirements:

    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
    • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

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

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

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

    The above information was last checked on 1/16/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Heidelberg and Leuven closer to your date of departure here

    Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Heidelberg, Germany from Leuven, Belgium?

    The restriction level for your return train to Heidelberg, Germany from Leuven is: Partially open.

    Is my return train into Heidelberg from Leuven restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

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

    Conditions of reentry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
    • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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

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

    • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    Last checked on 1/18/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Heidelberg from Leuven closer to your date of departure here here.

    How far is Leuven from Heidelberg by train?

    The distance between Heidelberg and Leuven by train is approximately 203 miles (327 km).

    What train station in Heidelberg goes to Leuven? What train station do I come into Leuven from Heidelberg?

    When taking a train from Heidelberg, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Heidelberg Hbf, Heidelberg-Pfaffengrund/Wieblingen and Heidelberg-Altstadt. When you arrive in Leuven, your train can arrive in train stations including Leuven and ZONE LEUVEN.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Heidelberg Hbf   to Leuven.

    Where do I find the Heidelberg train station to Leuven? Where is the Leuven train station?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Heidelberg Hbf and travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center to this train station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Leuven and need to travel approximately 0.6 miles (1 km) from the train station to the city center in Leuven.

    Which train providers should I travel with from Heidelberg to Leuven?

    For the journey from Heidelberg to Leuven you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Leuven from Heidelberg on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

    How many train services are there to Leuven from Heidelberg a day?

    The average number of trains departing Heidelberg for Leuven is 6 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Heidelberg
    Leuven
    Heidelberg Hbf is the most popular Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg for your trip to Leuven.

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