How to travel from Rotterdam to Leuven

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Travel Information between Rotterdam and Leuven

distanceDistance72 miles (116 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$21 - $11
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€10) • 6 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $21 (€18) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or NS International | IC Brussel

Travel 72 miles (116 km) by train or bus to Leuven from Rotterdam. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus or NS International | IC Brussel among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Rotterdam to Leuven.

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How to get from Rotterdam to Leuven by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Rotterdam to Leuven is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Find the best trip between Rotterdam and Leuven with FlixBus and Eurostar. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most popular trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in continental Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar travel travel through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, between the UK and France. With a high-speed travel service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel between Rotterdam and Leuven in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar travel between Rotterdam and Leuven, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      FAQs: Travel from Rotterdam to Leuven

      FAQs: 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 Rotterdam to Leuven.

      There are 2 travel options from Rotterdam to Leuven: train or bus.

      The cheapest way to travel from Rotterdam to Leuven is a bus with an average price of $11 (€10).

      This is compared to other travel options from Rotterdam to Leuven:

      Taking a bus costs () less than taking a ferry, which average ticket prices of ().

      Taking a bus costs () less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of ().

      A bus is $10 (€9) less than a train with an average ticket price of $21 (€18) from Rotterdam to Leuven.

      The fastest way to get to Leuven from Rotterdam is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 25 min.

      Other travel options to Leuven take longer:

      Bus takes 6 h 5 min on average.

      Leuven is approximately 72 miles (116 km) away from Rotterdam.

      The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Leuven is:

      • 16 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Rotterdam to Leuven as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Rotterdam to Leuven:

      • Most travelers catch their bus from Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station) and arrive in Leuven, Diestsepoort.
      • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Rotterdam to Leuven depart from Rotterdam Centraal to Leuven.

      The following travel companies offer services from Rotterdam to Leuven:

      • FlixBus can take you to Leuven by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for FlixBus from Rotterdam to Leuven for $11 (€10).
      • Travel with NS International | IC Brussel, PKP Intercity, BSB, Eurostar, Regional, SNCB or Thalys to go to Leuven by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SNCB Rotterdam to Leuven tickets on Omio for $30 (€26).

      Yes, there are direct services available from Rotterdam to Leuven with the following travel companies:

      • Direct services by bus with.
      • Direct services by ferry with.
      • Direct flight with.
      • Take a direct train with.

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

      Omio customers who travel from Rotterdam to Leuven often also extend their vacation to go to Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris, Cologne or Antwerp. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Leuven and these popular destinations at a great price.

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