How to travel from Paris to Leuven

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from Paris to Leuven

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

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To get from Paris to Leuven on Aug 13 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:25AMParis Gare du Nord2h15 10:40AMLeuven
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08:25AMParis Gare du Nord2h15 10:40AMLeuven
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08:55AMParis Gare du Nord2h29 11:24AMLeuven
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11:05PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport9h50 08:55AMBrussels Airport
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3991One-way
06:40AMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport3h35 10:15AMBrussels Airport
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4861One-way

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Travel Information from Paris to Leuven

distanceDistance174 miles (281 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$27 - $187
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $27 (€25) • 4 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $187 (€173) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Vueling or Thalys

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 174 miles (281 km) from Paris to Leuven. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $27 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Vueling or Thalys among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Paris 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 Paris to Leuven.
FAQs

Travel between Paris, France and Leuven, Belgium is: Fully open.

Can travelers from France enter Belgium?

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

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

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 from Paris to Leuven.

The current restriction level for returning to Paris, France from Belgium is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Paris, France from Leuven, Belgium?

Reentering France is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Paris from Leuven?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Paris, France regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to France must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 8/8/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Paris from Leuven here.

You can travel from Paris to Leuven 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Leuven is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $27 (€25) compared to other travel options to Leuven:

Taking a bus is usually $160 (€148) less than taking a flight to Leuven, which costs on average $187 (€173) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $95 (€88) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $122 (€113) from Paris to Leuven.

The fastest way from Paris to Leuven is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 45 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Leuven by train can take on average 2 h 5 min.

The Paris to Leuven distance is around 174 miles (281 km).

The average frequency per day from Paris to Leuven is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • Around 14 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Paris 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 Paris to Leuven:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) to Leuven, Diestsepoort / Diestsevest.
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Paris to Leuven depart from Paris Gare de Lyon to Leuven.

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

  • You can go to Leuven from Paris by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $27 (€25) with Flixbus from Paris to Leuven on Omio.
  • You can travel from Paris to Leuven by flight with Vueling. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $187 (€173) with Vueling from Paris to Leuven.
  • You can travel from Paris to Leuven by train with Thalys. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $122 (€113) with Thalys from Paris to Leuven.
Many of our customers traveling from Paris to Leuven don't make Leuven their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Leuven are Brussels, Amsterdam or Antwerp, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Leuven to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Paris 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 costs $27 (€25) one way on average for this route.
  • A plane ticket costs $187 (€173) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $122 (€113) one way.

But we recommend booking Paris 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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