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How to travel from Eindhoven to Leuven by train

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

You'll usually find 26 trains per day running between Eindhoven and Leuven, which usually take 3 hours 24 minutes to complete the 82 km journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 32 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 Eindhoven, you'll just need to make 2 changes along the way. Hop on a train operated by either NS or SNCB to reach your destination in no time. These train companies are the main operators of services on this route and run modern comfortable trains to make your journey as relaxing as possible.

You can save money on train tickets from Eindhoven to Leuven if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $20.21. 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.

Eindhoven to Leuven by train

It takes an average of 3h 24m to travel from Eindhoven to Leuven by train, over a distance of around 51 miles (82 km). There are normally 26 trains per day traveling from Eindhoven to Leuven and tickets for this journey start from $20.21 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 32m
PriceFrom $20.21
Distance51 miles (82 km)
Frequency26 trains per day
First train00:19
Last train23:57
Departure stationEindhoven
Arrival stationLeuven
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsSNCB, NS

Eindhoven to Leuven train times

Check out the next trains departing from Eindhoven to Leuven for mardi août 23 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:27 13:00 2h 33m, 2 changes
11:27 14:13 2h 46m, 3 changes
11:27 14:31 3h 4m, 2 changes
12:27 15:00 2h 33m, 2 changes
13:27 16:00 2h 33m, 2 changes
14:27 17:00 2h 33m, 2 changes
15:27 18:00 2h 33m, 2 changes
16:24 19:13 2h 49m, 3 changes
16:27 19:31 3h 4m, 2 changes
17:24 20:13 2h 49m, 3 changes

NS and SNCB trains from Eindhoven to Leuven

You can travel from Eindhoven to Leuven on NS 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.

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 Eindhoven to Leuven

The price of train tickets from Eindhoven to Leuven starts at $20.21 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 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 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 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 3 hours and 24 minutes, with around 26 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 32 minutes.

How much does the train from Eindhoven to Leuven cost?

Train tickets from Eindhoven to Leuven can start from as little as $20.21 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 00:19. 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 23:57. 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.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Eindhoven to Leuven for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/23/2022. 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 09/21/2022 for travel on 09/21/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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