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Journey timeFrom 2h 57m
Distance133km (83 miles)
Departure stationLeuven
Arrival stationNijmegen
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operators

Leuven to Nijmegen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Leuven to Nijmegen for Tuesday 21st Jan 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:46 13:43 2h 57m, 2 changes
11:46 14:43 2h 57m, 2 changes
12:46 15:43 2h 57m, 2 changes
13:46 16:43 2h 57m, 2 changes
14:46 17:43 2h 57m, 2 changes
15:46 18:43 2h 57m, 2 changes
15:57 19:22 3h 25m, 3 changes
16:46 19:43 2h 57m, 2 changes
16:57 20:22 3h 25m, 3 changes
17:46 20:43 2h 57m, 2 changes

NS, SNCB and Thalys trains from Leuven to Nijmegen

You can travel from Leuven to Nijmegen on 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.

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 300km/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 Leuven to Nijmegen

Train tickets from Leuven to Nijmegen start at €39 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 €39.
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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 Nijmegen 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Leuven and Nijmegen is 3 hours and 18 minutes, with around 21 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 Nijmegen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Leuven to Nijmegen is 2 hours and 57 minutes.

How much does the train from Leuven to Nijmegen cost?

Train tickets from Leuven to Nijmegen can start from as little as €39 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 Nijmegen?

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

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

The first train from Leuven to Nijmegen leaves at 05:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Leuven to Nijmegen leaves at 21:26. 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 Nijmegen by train?

Trains travelling from Leuven to Nijmegen cover a distance of around 133km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nijmegen to Leuven.
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 Leuven to Nijmegen for a typical week day using timetable data for 21/01/2020. 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 22/05/2019 for travel on 23/05/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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