Rotterdam to Leuven train

Cheap train tickets from Rotterdam to Leuven

Showing times and prices for 01 Jul

Cheapest

£32

Average

£53

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
09:11Rotterdam Centraal2h02 11:13Leuven
1 change
£321One-way
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10:11Rotterdam Centraal2h02 12:13Leuven
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£321One-way
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08:11Rotterdam Centraal2h02 10:13Leuven
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£321One-way
08:58Rotterdam Centraal1h35 10:33Leuven
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£651One-way
09:58Rotterdam Centraal1h35 11:33Leuven
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£651One-way

Train schedule Rotterdam to Leuven

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 1 July
08:11Rotterdam Centraal2h02 10:13Leuven
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08:58Rotterdam Centraal1h35 10:33Leuven
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09:11Rotterdam Centraal2h02 11:13Leuven
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09:58Rotterdam Centraal1h35 11:33Leuven
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10:11Rotterdam Centraal2h02 12:13Leuven
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10:58Rotterdam Centraal1h35 12:33Leuven
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Fastest train times from Rotterdam to Leuven

Showing times and prices for 01 Jul

Fastest Journey

1 h 35 m

Average

1 h 48 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

117 km

It's difficult to get from Rotterdam to Leuven without changing at least once.

Fastest
10:58Rotterdam Centraal1h35 12:33Leuven
1 change
£871One-way
Fastest
08:58Rotterdam Centraal1h35 10:33Leuven
1 change
£651One-way
Fastest
09:58Rotterdam Centraal1h35 11:33Leuven
1 change
£651One-way
09:11Rotterdam Centraal2h02 11:13Leuven
1 change
£321One-way
10:11Rotterdam Centraal2h02 12:13Leuven
1 change
£321One-way

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Overview: Train from Rotterdam to Leuven

distanceDistance72 miles (116 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 2 min
priceAverage train ticket price£27 (€30)
frequencyTrain frequency21 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersEurostar, NS International | IC, NS International or Thalys

Trains from Rotterdam to Leuven cover the 72 miles (116 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 2 min with our travel partners like Eurostar, NS International | IC, NS International or Thalys. Normally, there are 21 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £16, but the average price of train tickets is £27. Travellers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Leuven.

Train companies: Thalys and Eurostar trains Rotterdam to Leuven

You can travel by train to Leuven from Rotterdam with Thalys and Eurostar for as low as £16. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

Thalys
Eurostar

Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train from Rotterdam to Leuven with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Are you making plans to travel from Rotterdam to Leuven? Why not take a train with Thalys? Omio can show you current Thalys train times, tickets, travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Rotterdam to Leuven trains all in one place. On the Thalys train, you can expect to travel 72 miles (116 km) from Rotterdam to Leuven. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Rotterdam to Leuven, you can quickly see if the Thalys ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way Thalys train between Rotterdam and Leuven, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!

Thalys from Rotterdam to Leuven train information:

  • Average Duration: 46 min
  • Thalys frequency: 10 a day

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel to Leuven from Rotterdam in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train to Leuven from Rotterdam, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

Train information from Rotterdam to Leuven with Eurostar:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 14 min
  • Eurostar frequency: 2 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Rotterdam to Leuven

Travel by train 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 Rotterdam to Leuven.
FAQs

Travel between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Leuven, Belgium by train is: Fully open.

Can I enter Belgium from Netherlands?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Rotterdam?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Leuven, Belgium?

All travellers in Belgium must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 27/06/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Rotterdam and Leuven as this information can change.

Return travel from Belgium to Netherlands is: Fully open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Rotterdam from Leuven?

Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Leuven?

Requirements for reentering:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

Last checked on 27/06/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Rotterdam from Leuven.

Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Rotterdam and Leuven for the next 7 days starting from £16  one way.
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Rotterdam to Leuven train prices are on average £27  one way.
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Leuven from Rotterdam via train to be approximately 72 miles (116 km).
While the time it takes to travel 72 miles (116 km) between Rotterdam and Leuven can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Rotterdam to Leuven is on average 2 h 2 min.

When taking the train between Rotterdam and Leuven, you can choose to depart from train stations like Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Noord and Rotterdam Blaak. Your route can end in train stations such as Leuven and ZONE LEUVEN.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Rotterdam Centraal   and arrive in Leuven.

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Rotterdam Centraal and need to travel around 0.6 miles (875 m) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Leuven most often arrive at Leuven and need to travel around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from this train station to the city centre.

Take the Rotterdam to Leuven train with Eurostar, NS International | IC, NS International or Thalys. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to Leuven from Rotterdam as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there are 21 trains a day from Rotterdam to Leuven. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first train from Rotterdam to Leuven leaves at 06: 11   and the last train for this leaves at 20: 11. Omio shows you the latest train from Rotterdam to Leuven timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
The price of a one way train ticket from Rotterdam to Leuven is on average £27 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets between Rotterdam and Leuven available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Leuven
Rotterdam Centraal is the most popular Rotterdam railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Rotterdam for your journey to Leuven.
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Public transport options for Rotterdam Centraal
Subway lines: D, E
Bus lines: 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 44, 48
Tram lines: 4, 7, 8, 12, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25
Train lines: NS Intercity, NS Intercity Direct, NS Sprinter, NS Nachtnet, Thalys, Eurostar

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