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Eindhoven to Leuven by train

It takes an average of 2h 47m to travel from Eindhoven to Leuven by train, over a distance of around 51 miles (82 km). There are normally 32 trains per day travelling from Eindhoven to Leuven and tickets for this journey start from $22.55 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 31m
Price$22.55 - $105.37
Distance51 miles (82 km)
Frequency32 trains per day
Departure stationEindhoven
Arrival stationLeuven
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operators

Eindhoven to Leuven train times

Check out the next trains departing from Eindhoven to Leuven for Tuesday Jul 21st 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:57 14:31 2h 34m, 2 changes
12:44 15:23 2h 39m, 2 changes
12:57 15:31 2h 34m, 2 changes
13:44 16:23 2h 39m, 2 changes
13:57 16:31 2h 34m, 2 changes
14:44 17:23 2h 39m, 2 changes
14:57 17:31 2h 34m, 2 changes
15:44 18:23 2h 39m, 2 changes
15:57 18:31 2h 34m, 2 changes
16:44 19:23 2h 39m, 2 changes

Deutsche Bahn, NS, SNCB and Thalys trains from Eindhoven to Leuven

You can travel from Eindhoven to Leuven on Deutsche Bahn, NS, SNCB and Thalys 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.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

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.

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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Eindhoven to Leuven

Train tickets from Eindhoven to Leuven start at $22.55 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $43.19.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$22.55
on the day
avg. single price$43.19

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 Eindhoven 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Eindhoven to Leuven

Want to know more about your journey from Eindhoven 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 Eindhoven to Leuven take?

The average journey time by train between Eindhoven and Leuven is 2 hours and 47 minutes, with around 32 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 Eindhoven and Leuven by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Eindhoven to Leuven is 2 hours and 31 minutes.

How much does the train from Eindhoven to Leuven cost?

Train tickets from Eindhoven to Leuven can start from as little as $22.55 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 Eindhoven to Leuven?

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

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

The first train from Eindhoven to Leuven leaves at 06:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Eindhoven to Leuven leaves at 22:00. 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 Eindhoven and Leuven by train?

Trains travelling from Eindhoven to Leuven cover a distance of around 51 miles (82 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Leuven to Eindhoven.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Eindhoven to Leuven for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/21/2020. 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 07/06/2020 for travel on 07/22/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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