Travel Information

by plane ...

Brussels National Airport (ZAVENTEM) is at about 25 km from Leuven. You can take a taxi, but this is quite expensive (approximately 50 euro). You can also take the train, which leaves directly from the airport (see this booklet for more information). To get from North America to Belgium you might consider flying to London first and taking the Eurostar there (direct train to Brussels). For flight info from and to Brussels airport, please consult the Brussels airport website.

by train ...

There is a direct train connection from Brussels Airport to Leuven. Trains depart 17 minutes past the hour (destination LANDEN) and 39 minutes past the hour (destination LEUVEN) from 5:17u to 23:39u. The trip takes about 25 minutes and a one-way ticket costs € 3.10. The train station is located in the basement (level -1) of the aiport terminal building. If you depart from somewhere else, detailed timetable information is available on the Belgian Railways (SNCB/NMBS) website. The railway station in Leuven is located here.

by car ...

North-West West + South-West South South-East (North-)East
Antwerpen, Amsterdam Gent, Oostende, Paris Luxembourg Liege Hasselt, Aachen, Köln
Ring around Antwerpen, direction Brussel (E19) In Gent, direction Brussel (E40) Direction Namur, Brussel (E425) Direction Brussel (E40) Direction Leuven & Brussel (E314)
You arrive at the Ring around Brussel, follow direction Luik/Liege (E40). After ten km, exit Leuven, Genk, Aachen (E314). Take the exit Leuven, Genk, Hasselt (E314) Exit Brussel, direction Leuven
Immediately leave the E314 (direction Leuven). After 4 km, you arrive at the red circle at the bottom of this map You arrive at the red circle at the left side of this map

If you want to drive to your hotel, mind the traffic loops in Leuven. Enter Leuven as close to your hotel as possible.

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