How to get there?

By train

The train is a fast, environmentally friendly way to travel. The comfortable Thalys, Eurostar, ICE, and TGV high-speed trains will get you from the neighbouring countries to the centre of Leuven in practically no time at all.

International trains arrive in Brussels-South or in Liège. From there, you can take a national train to Leuven (approx. 25 minutes).

From Great Britain

Want to travel to Leuven by train comfortably, economically and quickly from Great Britain? Search for your train ticket now and have a relaxing journey!

By international bus

Thanks to different connections, you can access Leuven easily by bus.
Book a seat through one of the following coach companies.

With OuiBus

  • Frankrijk → Leuven (Departure: Paris, Bordeaux, Nantes, Rennes & Tours)

With Flixbus

  • The Netherlands→ Leuven (Departure: Eindhoven, Groningen, Apeldoorn, Nijmegen & Maastricht)
  • United Kingdom→ Leuven (Departure: London)
  • Germany → Leuven (Departure: Koblenz, Worms, Bonn, Karlsruhe, Neurenberg, München, Keulen, Würzburg & Frankfurt.

By car

The attractive historical centre of Leuven is traffic-free. The rest of the city centre is subdivided into 5 districts. In each district a loop directs traffic from the ring road to a city centre parking garage and back to the ring road. We advise you to park your car in one of the more advantageous ring road car parks.

Park you car

Find the car park that’s just right for you, tell us where you want to go, compare the prices of all car parks and choose the option that suits you best.

Find the right car park for you

  • Free parking from Mondays to Sundays:
    • Parking Vaartkom • Engels Plein 32, 3000 Leuven
      First hour: free
      Fridays, Saturdays & during Sunday Shopping: 4 hours free parking (with a free shuttle bus to the city centre)
  • Free or budget friendly parking during the weekend:
    • Parking Vaartkom • Engels Plein 32, 3000 Leuven
      Fridays, Saturdays & during Sunday Shopping: 4 hours free parking (with a free shuttle bus to the city centre)
    • Parking Teken
      4 euros for parking from Fridays to Sundays (with a free shuttle bus to the city centre)
  • Long term parking:
    • Parking Teken | Monseigneur Van Waeyenberghlaan, 3000 Leuven
      3 euro From Friday 18:00 until Sunday 19:00

By camper

  • Parking spot Kessel-Lo | Eénmeilaan (opposite no. 199), 3010 Leuven (Kessel-Lo)
  • More information

By plane

Brussels Airport | 28 km from Leuven
The easiest and fastest way to reach Leuven from Brussels Airport is by train. A direct train will have you in Leuven in just 15 minutes.

Brussels South International Airport | 90 km from Leuven
You can buy a ticket at Charleroi Airport which combines the bus to Charleroi Sud with the train to Leuven.

By coach

Leuven’s historic city centre is a pedestrian-only zone. So you cannot use a GPS within the ring road. Coaches can drop off visitors in the centre of Leuven and then park along the ring road. Check this document to avoid surprises.

By coach to Leuven(pdf, 433.78 KB)
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