How to travel from Ghent to Leuven

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Travel Information between Ghent and Leuven

distanceDistance44 miles (71 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $16
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€6) • 2 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $16 (€15) • 57 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB | IC

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 44 miles (71 km) from Ghent to Leuven. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 57 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€6). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Ghent to Leuven.

Travel Tips: Travel from Ghent 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 Ghent to Leuven.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Ghent to Leuven. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Leuven is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $6 (€6) compared to other travel options to Leuven:

Taking a bus is about $9 (€9) less than taking a train, which costs on average $16 (€15) for this trip.

The fastest way from Ghent to Leuven is by train with an average journey time of 57 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 44 miles (71 km) between Ghent and Leuven.

The average frequency per day from Ghent to Leuven is:

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

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Leuven from Ghent 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 Ghent to Leuven:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Ghent and arrive in Leuven, Diestsepoort / Diestsevest.
  • Most travelers board their train from Gent St Pieters and arrive in Leuven.

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

  • You can travel to Leuven from Ghent by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $6 (€6) with Flixbus from Ghent to Leuven.
  • You can go to Leuven from Ghent by train with SNCB | IC. You'll see cheap train tickets for $16 (€15) with SNCB | IC from Ghent to Leuven on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Ghent to Leuven with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 2 direct buses per day to Leuven with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can check for a direct train to Leuven with SNCB | IC with 78 direct trains per day.

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

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

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $6 (€6) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $16 (€15) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Ghent 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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