Looking to travel from Leuven to Antwerp by train? You've come to the right place!
On average, it takes around 57 minutes to travel from Leuven to Antwerp by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 47 minutes though. You'll usually find 90 trains per day running along the 44 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Antwerp. This route is served by SNCB, the main rail operator in Belgium. During your journey, you're likely to be traveling on either an Intercity or local SNCB train.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Leuven to Antwerp start from $12.37 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.
If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Antwerp by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.
It takes an average of 57m to travel from Leuven to Antwerp by train, over a distance of around 27 miles (44 km). There are normally 90 trains per day traveling from Leuven to Antwerp and tickets for this journey start from $12.37 when you book in advance.
27 miles (44 km)
90 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.
If you're traveling in Second Class, you'll find plenty of baggage storage and power outlets as standard. You can reserve your seat only if you buy a group ticket.
Upgrade to First Class and enjoy more legroom and comfortable seats. You can reserve your seat only if you buy a group ticket.
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 Leuven to Antwerp 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.