How to get there
Leuven is located at the junction of two important motorways: the E40 and the E314. The 'P' signposts will guide you to the different car parks.
- Brussels Airport (28 km from Leuven)
Leuven is located approximately 15 minutes' drive from the Belgian National Airport of Zaventem. The airport has its own train station (Brussels National Airport), with direct trains to Leuven. The station is underneath the airport and is accessed via lifts and escalators in the arrivals hall. Several car hire companies also operate from Brussels Airport.
- Brussels South Charleroi Airport (90 km from Leuven)
Brussels Charleroi South airport is one hours' drive from Leuven. If you land here, you can take the bus to Charleroi railway station and take a train from there to Leuven. Several car hire companies also operate from Charleroi Airport.
Leuven is easy to reach by train from all Belgian and European cities. The station is very close to the town centre.
Leuven is a 20-minute train ride from Brussels, 50 minutes from Antwerp, 30 minutes from Liège and 1.5 hours from the Belgian coast.
Your train journey from Leuven to Brussels South Station takes just half an hour. If you take the Eurostar or the Thalys you can be in Paris in 1.5 hours and in London, Amsterdam or Cologne in 2.5 hours.
Overview of the busstops in Leuven.