Travelling to Leuven

Leuven is very easily accessible. The train is a fast, environmentally way to travel and takes you from the neighbouring countries straight to the heart of our university city. There’s also a quick train connection between Brussels Airport and Leuven city centre. 

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). 

www.b-europe.be for international train tickets
www.belgianrail.be for travel within Belgium

By plane

Brussels Airport welcomes approximately 230 direct flights per day. You can reach Leuven in no time at all thanks to the fast train connection from the airport.

  • Brussels Airport train station on floor -1
  • 13 min. travel time to Leuven
  • €9.30 for a one-way ticket (2019)

Cabs are standing by outside the arrivals hall at the airport. A cab ride from Brussels Airport to Leuven costs around €50 to €65.

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.

Locals wandelen door de stad