How to get from Amsterdam to Leuven

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from Amsterdam to Leuven

You can get from Amsterdam to Leuven by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Amsterdam to Leuven on 22 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Amsterdam to Leuven

distanceDistance103 miles (166 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£9 - £136
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £9 • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £136 • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, KLM or SNCB | IC

Travel 103 miles (166 km) by coach, flight or train between Amsterdam and Leuven. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £9. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, KLM or SNCB | IC among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Amsterdam to Leuven.

Travel Tips: Travel from Amsterdam to Leuven

Travel 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 Amsterdam to Leuven.

International travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Leuven, Belgium is: Partially open.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from Netherlands?

Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Leuven if travelling from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What measures do I need to follow in Leuven, Belgium due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Belgium must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 16/05/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Amsterdam and Leuven.

Return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Netherlands from Belgium?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Netherlands from Belgium?

Requirements for reentering Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Netherlands?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Netherlands to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands was last verified on 16/05/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Amsterdam from Leuven.

There are 3 travel options from Amsterdam to Leuven: coach, flight or train.

The cheapest way from Amsterdam to Leuven is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £9 compared to other travel options to Leuven:

A coach is generally £127 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £136 from Amsterdam to Leuven.

A coach journey is usually £36 less than a journey to Leuven by train, which costs on average £45 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel from Amsterdam to Leuven is by flight, which takes on average 45 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 8 min   of travel time.

The distance between Amsterdam and Leuven is around 103 miles (166 km).

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Leuven is:

  • 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Leuven from Amsterdam as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Amsterdam to Leuven:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) and arrive in Leuven, Diestsepoort / Diestsevest.
  • Trains mostly depart from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Leuven.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Amsterdam to Leuven:

  • You can travel to Leuven from Amsterdam by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £9 with Flixbus from Amsterdam to Leuven.
  • You can travel by plane to Leuven from Amsterdam with KLM, and you can find KLM Amsterdam to Leuven tickets for £136 on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Amsterdam to Leuven with SNCB | IC. Cheap tickets can be found for £45 with SNCB | IC from Amsterdam to Leuven.
Your journey from Amsterdam to Leuven doesn't have to end in Leuven. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Brussels, Antwerp or Paris. If you’d like to add Brussels, Antwerp or Paris to your Amsterdam to Leuven trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Leuven today!

Before travelling from Amsterdam to Leuven, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £9 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £136 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is £45 one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Amsterdam to Leuven tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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