|Distance||107 miles (173 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight, ferry or train|
|Ticket price range||$40 - $71|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $40 (€37) • 3 h 30 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $71 (€66) • 2 h 48 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus 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.
Travel between Essen, Germany and Leuven, Belgium is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.
Conditions of entry into Belgium:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Belgium has imposed the following measures:
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.
Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.
Conditions of reentry into Germany:
You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.