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from Zurich to Leuven

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

Our recommendation

To get from Zurich to Leuven on Jan 20 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:08AMZürich HB10h21 09:29PMHeverlee
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Travel Information from Zurich to Leuven

distanceDistance298 miles (480 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$55 - $96
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $55 (€46) • 10 h 54 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $96 (€80) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight or train to travel 298 miles (480 km) between Zurich and Leuven. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $55 (€46). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Zurich to Leuven.

Travel Tips: Travel from Zurich 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 Zurich to Leuven.

Is international travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Leuven, Belgium allowed?

International travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Leuven, Belgium is: Partially open.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from Switzerland?

Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Leuven if traveling from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

What measures do I need to follow in Leuven, Belgium due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Belgium must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/16/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Leuven from Zurich.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Leuven, Belgium?

Return travel to Zurich, Switzerland from Belgium is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Belgium?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from Belgium?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Zurich, Switzerland was last verified on 1/13/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Zurich from Leuven.

How do I travel from Zurich to Leuven?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Zurich to Leuven. You can take a flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Zurich to Leuven?

The cheapest way to go to Leuven from Zurich is by taking a train, which costs on average $55 (€46).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Leuven:

A train is generally $41 (€34) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $96 (€80) from Zurich to Leuven.

What is the quickest way to get from Zurich to Leuven?

The fastest way to get to Leuven from Zurich is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Leuven can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Leuven by train can take on average 10 h 54 min.

How far is it from Zurich to Leuven?

The distance from Zurich to Leuven is approximately 298 miles (480 km).

How many services a day are there from Zurich to Leuven?

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Leuven is:

  • 2 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Zurich to Leuven?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Zurich to Leuven:

  • Trains mostly depart from Zürich HB and arrive in Leuven.

Which travel companies can take me from Zurich to Leuven?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Zurich to Leuven, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Eurowings can get you to Leuven by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Eurowings from Zurich to Leuven for $96 (€80) on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Leuven. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Zurich to Leuven tickets on Omio for $55 (€46).

Where should I go next after I travel from Zurich to Leuven?

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

How early should I book tickets between Zurich and Leuven online for the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $96 (€80) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $55 (€46) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Zurich 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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