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The train from Brussels Midi to Leuven usually takes 30 minutes on average to travel 27 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 27 minutes. You can expect to find 102 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Leuven, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. You'll be hopping on an SNCB train – the national rail operator in Belgium – to get to Leuven, on board one of their Intercity or local trains.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Brussels Midi to Leuven in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $8.57.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Leuven, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
It takes an average of 30m to travel from Brussels Midi to Leuven by train, over a distance of around 17 miles (27 km). There are normally 102 trains per day traveling from Brussels Midi to Leuven and tickets for this journey start from $8.57 when you book in advance.
27 miles (17 km)
102 trains per day
Direct trains available
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SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium, with services that include national (Intercity) and regional (Local) express trains. All SNCB trains come with both First Class and Second Class carriages. Belgium has one of the densest rail networks in the world. Seat reservations aren’t possible for any of the company's trains.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Brussels Midi to Leuven by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Brussels Midi and Leuven is 30 minutes, with around 102 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Brussels Midi to Leuven is 27 minutes.
Train tickets from Brussels Midi to Leuven can start from as little as $8.57 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels Midi to Leuven without having to change trains. There are 99 direct trains from Brussels Midi to Leuven each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Brussels Midi to Leuven leaves at 00:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Brussels Midi to Leuven leaves at 23:30. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Brussels Midi to Leuven cover a distance of around 17 miles (27 km) during the journey.