How to travel from Brussels to Leuven

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from Brussels to Leuven

How to get from Brussels to Leuven by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Brussels to Leuven is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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09:11AM0h28
Brussels-Midi
09:39AMLeuven station
$111One-way
0 transfers
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09:11AM0h28
Brussels-Midi
09:39AMLeuven station
$111One-way
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08:55AM0h27
Brussels-Midi
09:22AMLeuven station
$111One-way
0 transfers
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08:38AM0h29
Brussels-Midi
09:07AMLeuven station
$111One-way
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08:28AM0h27
Brussels-Midi
08:55AMLeuven station
$111One-way
0 transfers
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08:10AM0h29
Brussels-Midi
08:39AMLeuven station
$111One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information from Brussels to Leuven

distanceDistance15 miles (24 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$7 - $9
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $7 (€6) • 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $7 (€6) • 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or PKP Intercity

Travel 15 miles (24 km) by train or bus between Brussels and Leuven. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar or PKP Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Brussels to Leuven.

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FAQs: Travel from Brussels to Leuven

FAQs: 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 Brussels to Leuven.
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There are 2 travel options from Brussels to Leuven: train or bus.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Leuven is by taking a train with average ticket prices of $7 (€6) compared to other travel options to Leuven:

Taking a train costs $2 (€2) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $9 (€8) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Leuven from Brussels is by train with an average travel time of 15 min.

Other travel options to Leuven take longer:

Getting to Leuven by bus takes 45 min on average.

The Brussels to Leuven distance is around 15 miles (24 km).

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Leuven is:

  • 2 buses per day.
  • Around 51 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and arrive in Leuven, Diestsepoort.
  • Most travelers board their train from Brussels-Midi and arrive in Leuven.

The following travel companies offer services from Brussels to Leuven:

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar or FlixBus to go to Leuven by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixBus Brussels to Leuven tickets on Omio for $9 (€8).
  • Travel with PKP Intercity, BSB, Regional, Renfe Regional Exprés or SNCB to go to Leuven by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SNCB Brussels to Leuven tickets on Omio for $9 (€8).

Yes, there are direct services available from Brussels to Leuven with the following travel companies:

  • Direct bus available with FlixBus 2 direct buses per day.
  • Direct train available with SNCB 51 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Leuven as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Leuven from Brussels.

Your trip from Brussels to Leuven doesn't have to end in Leuven. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Paris, Cologne or Antwerp. If you’d like to add Amsterdam, Paris, Cologne or Antwerp to your Brussels to Leuven tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Leuven today!

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