For travel advice and what to do if plans change, visit our booking info page

Eurostar
SNCF

Prices from hundreds of train and coach companies

Join millions of people who use us every day

Travel to thousands of destinations in 45 countries

"Trainline’s take-off has been vertical. It’s the only global digital travel platform of its sort."
"For those travelling by train, the most efficient and trustworthy way to purchase tickets is Trainline."
"If you’re thinking of getting the train the best site to use is thetrainline.com."

Taking the train from Etterbeek to Leuven in 35 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Etterbeek to Leuven? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 42 minutes to travel the 15 miles (23 km) from Etterbeek to Leuven by train, although you can get there in as little as 35 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 58 trains per day running on this route. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. The route to Leuven is operated by SNCB, the Belgian national train operator. You're likely to be travelling on an Intercity or local service during your journey, both of which are modern and comfortable.

Train tickets from Etterbeek to Leuven start from €7.50 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Leuven? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Etterbeek to Leuven by train

It takes an average of 42m to travel from Etterbeek to Leuven by train, over a distance of around 15 miles (23 km). There are normally 58 trains per day travelling from Etterbeek to Leuven and tickets for this journey start from €7.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 35m
PriceFrom €7.50
Distance15 miles (23 km)
Frequency58 trains per day
First train05:15
Last train23:08
Departure stationEtterbeek
Arrival stationLeuven
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCB

Etterbeek to Leuven train times

Check out the next trains departing from Etterbeek to Leuven for Tuesday 1st February 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:48 12:23 35m, 1 change
12:15 12:55 40m, 1 change
12:22 13:07 45m, direct
12:48 13:23 35m, 1 change
13:15 13:56 41m, 1 change
13:22 14:07 45m, direct
13:48 14:23 35m, 1 change
14:15 14:55 40m, 1 change
14:22 15:07 45m, direct
14:28 15:19 51m, 2 changes

SNCB trains from Etterbeek to Leuven

You can travel from Etterbeek to Leuven 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 Etterbeek to Leuven

The price of train tickets from Etterbeek to Leuven starts at €7.50 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 Etterbeek 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Etterbeek and Leuven is 42 minutes, with around 58 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 Etterbeek and Leuven by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Etterbeek to Leuven is 35 minutes.

How much does the train from Etterbeek to Leuven cost?

Train ticket prices from Etterbeek to Leuven can start from as little as €7.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Etterbeek to Leuven?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Etterbeek to Leuven without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from Etterbeek to Leuven each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Etterbeek to Leuven leaves at 05:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Etterbeek to Leuven leaves at 23:08. 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 Etterbeek and Leuven by train?

Trains travelling from Etterbeek to Leuven cover a distance of around 15 miles (23 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Leuven to Etterbeek.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Etterbeek to Leuven for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/01/2022. 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 01/13/2022 for travel on 01/13/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

Europe’s leading train and coach app

We help customers across Europe make more than 172,000 smarter journeys every day.