How to travel from Basel to Leuven

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Travel Information from Basel to Leuven

distanceDistance263 miles (424 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$71 - $326
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $71 (€65) • 14 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $326 (€300) • 2 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, HOP! Or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 263 miles (424 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Leuven from Basel. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $71 (€65). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, HOP! Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Basel to Leuven.

Travel Tips: Travel from Basel to Leuven

Travel 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 Basel to Leuven.

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Leuven, Belgium is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Belgium?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Leuven from Basel?

Conditions of entry into Belgium:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Leuven, Belgium?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Belgium has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 7/28/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Basel to Leuven.

The current restriction level for returning to Basel, Switzerland from Belgium is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Basel, Switzerland from Leuven, Belgium?

Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Basel from Leuven?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 8/3/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Basel from Leuven here.

There are 4 travel options from Basel to Leuven: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Leuven from Basel is by taking a bus, which costs on average $71 (€65).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Leuven:

Taking a bus is about $255 (€235) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $326 (€300) for this route.

Taking a bus is usually $9 (€9) less than taking a train to Leuven, which costs on average $80 (€74) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Basel to Leuven is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 55 min.

There are alternative travel options to Leuven that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 14 h 10 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 6 h 13 min   of travel time.

Leuven is approximately 263 miles (424 km) away from Basel.

The average frequency per day from Basel to Leuven is:

  • Around 3 buses per day.
  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Leuven from Basel as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Basel to Leuven:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Basel, Bahnhof and arrive in Leuven, Diestsepoort / Diestsevest.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Basel SBB and arrive in Leuven.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Basel to Leuven:

  • You can take a bus from Basel to Leuven with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $71 (€65) with Flixbus from Basel to Leuven.
  • You can travel from Basel to Leuven by flight with HOP! You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $326 (€300) with HOP! From Basel to Leuven.
  • You can travel by train from Basel to Leuven with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Basel to Leuven tickets for $80 (€74) on Omio.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Basel to Leuven often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Brussels, Amsterdam or Antwerp. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Basel and Leuven itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Leuven and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Basel to Leuven, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $71 (€65) one way on average for this route.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $326 (€300) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $80 (€74) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Basel to Leuven tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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