How to travel from Maastricht to Leuven

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from Maastricht to Leuven

You can get from Maastricht to Leuven by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Maastricht to Leuven on Aug 10 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:48AMMaastricht1h12 10:00AMLeuven
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10:48AMMaastricht1h43 12:31PMLeuven
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Travel Information from Maastricht to Leuven

distanceDistance43 miles (69 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $19
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€5) • 1 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $19 (€17) • 1 h 12 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB | IC

Travel 43 miles (69 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Maastricht to Leuven. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 12 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Maastricht to Leuven.

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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 Maastricht to Leuven.
FAQs

Travel between Maastricht, Netherlands and Leuven, Belgium is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Netherlands enter Belgium?

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

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

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 Maastricht.

The restriction level for your return to Maastricht, Netherlands from Belgium is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Maastricht from Leuven restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Maastricht, Netherlands?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Netherlands was last checked on 7/28/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Maastricht from Leuven closer to your date of departure here.

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

The cheapest way to go to Leuven from Maastricht is by taking a bus, which costs on average $5 (€5).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Leuven:

Taking a bus is usually $13 (€12) less than taking a train to Leuven, which costs on average $19 (€17) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Maastricht to Leuven is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 12 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 35 min.

The distance from Maastricht to Leuven is approximately 43 miles (69 km).

The average frequency per day from Maastricht to Leuven is:

  • 2 buses per day.
  • 15 trains per day.

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

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Maastricht to Leuven depart from Maastricht, Meersseneweg Bus Station to Leuven, Diestsepoort / Diestsevest.
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Maastricht to Leuven depart from Maastricht to Leuven.

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

  • You can go to Leuven from Maastricht by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $5 (€5) with Flixbus from Maastricht to Leuven on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to Leuven from Maastricht with SNCB | IC, and you can find SNCB | IC Maastricht to Leuven tickets for $19 (€17) on Omio.

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Leuven with Flixbus with 2 direct buses 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 journey.

Your trip from Maastricht 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 Maastricht to Leuven tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Leuven today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $5 (€5) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $19 (€17) one way on average.

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

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