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from Paris to Leuven

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Sat
28 May
£79Thalys
£17Flixbus
£254Lufthansa
Sun
29 May
£100Thalys
£44Flixbus
£357Brussels Airlines
Mon
30 May
£100Thalys
£18Flixbus
£213Brussels Airlines
Tue
31 May
£90Thalys
£14Flixbus
£213Brussels Airlines
Wed
1 Jun
£33Thalys
£16Flixbus
£122Brussels Airlines
Thu
2 Jun
£66Thalys
£14Flixbus
£175Brussels Airlines

Travel Information between Paris and Leuven

distanceDistance174 miles (281 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£18 - £143
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £18 • 3 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £96 • 1 h 58 min
carriersPopular travel companiesInfobus, Vueling or Thalys

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 174 miles (281 km) between Paris and Leuven. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 58 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £18. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Infobus, Vueling or Thalys among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Paris to Leuven.

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FAQs

What are the international travel restrictions for Belgium due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling from Paris to Leuven?

Travel from Paris, France to Leuven, Belgium is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Leuven from Paris restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Leuven, Belgium from Paris?

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Leuven, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 26/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Leuven from Paris closer to your planned date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to France from Leuven, Belgium?

Return travel to Paris, France from Belgium is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Belgium?

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

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

Requirements for reentering France:

  • 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 48 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)
  • Health declaration required

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

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

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Paris, France was last verified on 26/05/2022. 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 Paris from Leuven.

What are my Paris to Leuven travel options?

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

How do I get from Paris to Leuven the cheapest way?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Paris to Leuven. Tickets for a coach cost on average £18.

This is compared to other travel options to Leuven:

A coach is about £126 less than a flight, which costs on average £143 for this trip.

A coach journey is usually £78 less than a journey to Leuven by train, which costs on average £96 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Leuven from Paris?

The quickest way to travel between Paris and Leuven is by train, which takes on average 1 h 58 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Leuven by coach can take on average 3 h 40 min.

In comparison, going by flight can take 2 h 55 min   on average.

What is the distance from Paris to Leuven?

The Paris to Leuven distance is approximately 174 miles (281 km).

How many services a day are there between Paris and Leuven?

The average frequency per day from Paris to Leuven is:

  • Around 8 trains per day.

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

When going from Paris to Leuven, where do I depart from Paris and where do I arrive in Leuven?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Paris to Leuven:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Leuven, Diestsepoort / Diestsevest.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Paris to Leuven depart from Paris Gare de Lyon to Leuven.

Who can get me from Paris to Leuven?

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

  • You can go to Leuven from Paris by coach with Infobus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £18 with Infobus from Paris to Leuven on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane between Paris and Leuven with Vueling, and you can find Vueling Paris to Leuven tickets for £143 on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Paris to Leuven with Thalys. Cheap tickets can be found for £96 with Thalys from Paris to Leuven.

Where should I go next after I travel from Paris to Leuven?

Many of our customers travelling from Paris to Leuven don't make Leuven their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Brussels, Amsterdam or Antwerp, either of which you could add to your Paris and Leuven trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Leuven to any of these top destinations today!

How early should I purchase Paris to Leuven tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Paris to Leuven, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £18 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing £143 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £96 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Paris to Leuven online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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