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The city has a long and fascinating history, being probably founded in the 9th century. It is particularly imprtante due to its location on the Dyle and near Brussels. Much of the city was demolished and burned by the German invasion during World War II and was damaged again during the Second World War. The historic center, however, was preserved and historic buildings such as the University Library have been restored, partly with foreign funds. Leuven is located just east of Brussels (20 km). It is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in Belgium. Its main industries are technology and beer. Major companies have their seats in Leuven as social InBev and Imec. Leuven contains two World Heritage sites by UNESCO, the Grand Beguinage part of the Flemish Beguinage and the Belfry on St. Peter’s Church is part of the Belfries of Belgium and France. The buildings of the University and the historic center are also on Belgium’s list for possible reconaissance as world heritage. Brussels Airport (Zaventem) is located 33 km from Leuven and is easily accessible by train. There is a train the sense of departure every 30 minutes from Leuven to the airport 5:27 to 11:07 p.m.. The train ride takes about 16 minutes. Leuven is easily accessible by car, bus and train. By train Leuven is 20 minutes from Brussels, 45 minutes from Antwerp, 50 minutes from Liege, an hour and a half from the Belgian coast and two to three hours cities such as Düsseldorf, Paris, Amsterdam, Calais, etc. . In Leuven the buses of the transport company De Lijn are readily available at any point of the city.




Travel from Brussels to Leuven

Trains

  • Best price: 5.5€

  • Journey duration: 25 min

  • First departure: 12:25am
  • Last departure: 10:34pm

Stations of departure

  • Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central

Destination stations

  • Leuven
BelgianrailBelgianrail Ic 405 6:32am – 6:53am Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central – Leuven-21 minBelgianrailBelgianrail Ic 408 9:31am – 9:52am Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central – Leuven-21 minBelgianrailBelgianrail Ic 412 1:31pm – 1:52pm Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central – Leuven-21 min



Travel from Antwerp to Leuven

Trains

  • Best price: 7.7€

  • Journey duration: 54 min

  • First departure: 4:48am
  • Last departure: 10:30pm

Stations of departure

  • Antwerpen-Centraal

Destination stations

  • Leuven
BelgianrailBelgianrail Ic 2918 6:30pm – 7:24pm Antwerpen-Centraal – Leuven7.70 €54 minBelgianrailBelgianrail Ic 2605 5:48am – 6:34am Antwerpen-Centraal – Leuven7.70 €46 minBelgianrailBelgianrail Ic 2035 Ic 4112 1:26pm – 2:14pm Antwerpen-Centraal – Leuven7.70 €48 min1 change


Travel from Ghent to Leuven

Bus

  • Best price: 4.99€

  • Journey duration: 1 h 55 min

  • First departure: 3:15pm
  • Last departure: 3:15pm

Stations of departure

  • Ghent

Destination station

  • Leuven
FlixBusFlixBus Flixbus n84 3:15pm – 5:10pm Ghent – Leuven4.99 €1 h 55 min


Trains

  • Best price: 12.7€

  • Journey duration: 1 h 2 min

  • First departure: 5:23am
  • Last departure: 11:48pm

Stations of departure

  • Gent-Sint-Pieters

Destination stations

  • Leuven
BelgianrailBelgianrail Ic 520 9:23pm – 10:25pm Gent-Sint-Pieters – Leuven12.70 €1 h 2 minBelgianrailBelgianrail Ic 505 6:23am – 7:25am Gent-Sint-Pieters – Leuven12.70 €1 h 2 minBelgianrailBelgianrail Ic 508 9:23am – 10:25am Gent-Sint-Pieters – Leuven12.70 €1 h 2 min


Travel from Charleroi to Leuven

Trains

  • Best price: 9.9€

  • Journey duration: 1 h 28 min

  • First departure: 4:28am
  • Last departure: 10:27pm

Stations of departure

  • Charleroi-Sud

Destination stations

  • Leuven
BelgianrailBelgianrail Ic 2021 Ic 521 9:57pm – 11:25pm Charleroi-Sud – Leuven9.90 €1 h 28 min1 changeBelgianrailBelgianrail Ic 4517 Ic 417 5:27pm – 6:54pm Charleroi-Sud – Leuven9.90 €1 h 27 min1 changeBelgianrailBelgianrail P 7723 Ic 3605 7:11am – 8:51am Charleroi-Sud – Leuven9.90 €1 h 40 min1 change


Travel from Liège to Leuven

Bus

  • Best price: 180€

  • Journey duration: 55 h 30 min

  • First departure: 9:30am
  • Last departure: 9:30am

Stations of departure

  • Rue Varin 22

Destination station

  • Leuven
EurolinesEurolines Regular Regular 9:30am – 5:00pm Rue Varin 22 – Leuven180 €55 h 30 min1 change


Trains

  • Best price: 11.3€

  • Journey duration: 30 min

  • First departure: 4:44am
  • Last departure: 11:06pm

Stations of departure

  • Liege-Guillemins

Destination stations

  • Leuven
BelgianrailBelgianrail Ic 543 9:02pm – 9:32pm Liege-Guillemins – Leuven11.30 €30 minBelgianrailBelgianrail Ic 431 9:31am – 10:01am Liege-Guillemins – Leuven11.30 €30 minBelgianrailBelgianrail Ic 440 6:31pm – 7:01pm Liege-Guillemins – Leuven11.30 €30 min


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