How to travel from Essen to Leuven

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Travel Information to Leuven from Essen

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$40 - $71
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $40 (€37) • 3 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $71 (€66) • 2 h 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Thalys

Travel 107 miles (173 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Essen to Leuven. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 48 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $40 (€37). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Thalys among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Essen to Leuven.

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

Can travelers from Germany enter Belgium?

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

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

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 to Leuven from Essen.

The restriction level for your return to Essen, Germany from Belgium is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Essen from Leuven restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Essen from Leuven?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Essen, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 8/8/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Essen from Leuven closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Essen and Leuven. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Leuven from Essen is by taking a bus, which costs on average $40 (€37).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Leuven:

A bus is generally $31 (€29) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $71 (€66) from Essen to Leuven.

The fastest way from Essen to Leuven is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 48 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 30 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 107 miles (173 km) between Essen and Leuven.

The average frequency per day from Essen to Leuven is:

  • 4 buses per day.
  • 19 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Essen and Leuven 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 Essen to Leuven:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter) and arrive in Leuven, Diestsepoort / Diestsevest.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Essen Hbf and arrive in Leuven.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Essen to Leuven, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Leuven by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Essen to Leuven for $40 (€37) on Omio.
  • Thalys can get you to Leuven by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Thalys from Essen to Leuven for $71 (€66) on Omio.
Omio customers who travel from Essen to Leuven often also extend their vacation to go to Brussels, Amsterdam or Antwerp. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Leuven and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Essen to Leuven, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $40 (€37) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $71 (€66) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Essen to Leuven online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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