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Traveling from Leuven to Antwerp by train

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 $10.35 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.

Leuven to Antwerp by train

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 $10.35 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 47m
PriceFrom $10.35
Distance27 miles (44 km)
Frequency90 trains per day
First train04:57
Last train23:59
Departure stationLeuven
Arrival stationAntwerp
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCB

Leuven to Antwerp train times

Check out the next trains departing from Leuven to Antwerp for Tuesday Aug 23rd 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
12:06 13:03 57m, 1 change
12:24 13:11 47m, direct
12:36 13:28 52m, direct
12:46 13:35 49m, 1 change
12:57 14:01 1h 4m, direct
13:06 14:05 59m, 1 change
13:24 14:11 47m, direct
13:36 14:28 52m, direct
13:47 14:35 48m, 1 change
13:57 15:02 1h 5m, direct

SNCB trains from Leuven to Antwerp

You can travel from Leuven to Antwerp on 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.

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 Leuven to Antwerp

The price of train tickets from Leuven to Antwerp starts at $10.35 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 Leuven to Antwerp 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 Leuven to Antwerp

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

The average journey time by train between Leuven and Antwerp is 57 minutes, with around 90 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 Leuven and Antwerp by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Leuven to Antwerp is 47 minutes.

How much does the train from Leuven to Antwerp cost?

Train tickets from Leuven to Antwerp can start from as little as $10.35 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 Leuven to Antwerp?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Leuven to Antwerp without having to change trains. There are 52 direct trains from Leuven to Antwerp each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Leuven to Antwerp leaves at 04:57. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Leuven to Antwerp leaves at 23:59. 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 Leuven and Antwerp by train?

Trains travelling from Leuven to Antwerp cover a distance of around 27 miles (44 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Antwerp to Leuven.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Leuven to Antwerp 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 08/13/2022 for travel on 08/13/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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