Getting to Leuven
Brussels National Airport (Zaventem) is 28 km from Leuven. www.brusselsairport.be
The airport has its own train station (Brussels National Airport), with direct trains to Leuven. The station is underneath the airport and is accessed via lifts and escalators in the arrivals hall. Several car hire companies also operate from Brussels Airport.
Brussels South Charleroi Airport is 90 km from Leuven. www.charleroi-airport.com
If you land here, you can take the bus to Charleroi railway station and take a train from there to Leuven. Several car hire companies also operate from Charleroi Airport.
Leuven is easy to reach by train from all Belgian and European cities. The station is very close to the town centre. www.belgianrail.be
Leuven is a 20-minute train ride from Brussels, 45 minutes from Antwerp, 50 minutes from Liège and 1.5 hours from the Belgian coast.
The train journey from Leuven to Brussels South (Zuid) Station takes just half an hour. If you take the Eurostar or the Thalys you can be in Paris in 1.5 hours and in London, Amsterdam or Cologne in 2.5 hours.
Leuven is located at the junction of two important motorways: the E40 and E314. Parking is a premium in Leuven.