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How to travel from Delft to Leuven by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Delft to Leuven? Look no further.

You'll usually find 34 trains per day running between Delft and Leuven, which usually take 2 hours 49 minutes to complete the 128 km journey. It can take as little as 1 hour 54 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Leuven from Delft, you'll just need to make 2 changes along the way. During your journey, you're likely to be traveling with Thalys, NS or SNCB, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Delft to Leuven if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $25.17. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Delft to Leuven by train

It takes an average of 2h 49m to travel from Delft to Leuven by train, over a distance of around 80 miles (128 km). There are normally 34 trains per day traveling from Delft to Leuven and tickets for this journey start from $25.17 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

1h 54m


128 miles (80 km)


34 trains per day


2 changes


From $25.17

Train and bus operators

SNCB, NS, Thalys

Delft to Leuven train times

Check out the next trains departing from Delft to Leuven for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:39 12:33 1h 54m, 2 changes
11:00 13:13 2h 13m, 2 changes
11:39 13:33 1h 54m, 2 changes
12:00 14:13 2h 13m, 2 changes
12:39 14:33 1h 54m, 2 changes
13:00 15:13 2h 13m, 2 changes
14:00 16:13 2h 13m, 2 changes
14:39 16:33 1h 54m, 2 changes
15:00 17:13 2h 13m, 2 changes
15:39 17:33 1h 54m, 2 changes

NS, Thalys and SNCB trains from Delft to Leuven

You can travel from Delft to Leuven on NS, Thalys and SNCB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoNicky Boogaard, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

NS is the main railway operator in the Netherlands. It connects the four corners of the country with regional, medium-distance and high-speed trains. It's also possible for you to travel at night thanks to multi-line night trains, including Schiphol and Eindhoven airports. All trains are equipped with two comfort classes – First Class and Second Class.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

PhotoMPW57, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Delft to Leuven

The price of train tickets from Delft to Leuven starts at $25.17 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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 Delft to Leuven by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Delft to Leuven

Want to know more about your journey from Delft to Leuven? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Delft to Leuven take?

The average journey time by train between Delft and Leuven is 2 hours and 49 minutes, with around 34 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Delft and Leuven by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Delft to Leuven is 1 hour and 54 minutes.

How much does the train from Delft to Leuven cost?

Train tickets from Delft to Leuven can start from as little as $25.17 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.

Is there a direct train from Delft to Leuven?

No, there are no direct train services from Delft to Leuven. Travelling from Delft to Leuven by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Delft to Leuven leave?

The first train from Delft to Leuven leaves at 00:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Delft to Leuven leave?

The last train from Delft to Leuven leaves at 22:30. 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.

What's the distance between Delft and Leuven by train?

Trains travelling from Delft to Leuven cover a distance of around 80 miles (128 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Leuven to Delft.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Delft to Leuven for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 02/23/2023 for travel on 02/23/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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