Transport to Leuven

By train: From Amsterdam, Paris & Kφln you can take the Thalys to Brussels-South. From Brussels to Leuven there’s a 35 minutes train leaving at regular intervals.

By car: Leuven is 20 minutes from Brussels centre and less than an hour from Liθge, Charleroi, Genk, Namur, Antwerpen. It is connected to Gent-Bruges-Liθge by the E40 highway and Genk-Maastricht by the E314 highway. From Luxembourg & Lille count 1h30.

There is a big underground parking under Sportoase (Parking Philipssite).
Weekends and evenings: € 1 per hour with a max of € 5 per 12 hours.

By air: The airports of Zaventem (20 minutes) and Charleroi (1 hour) are quite close to Leuven as well.

Bus between the station and the venue

Leuven Station to Sportoase:
  • Fri: Frequently until 21 h; every half hour until 24 h; every hour until 2 h.
  • Sa: Frequently until 18 h; every half hour until 24 h; every hour until 2 h.
  • Su: Every 20 to 30 minutes.
Sportoase to Leuven Station:
  • Fri: Frequently until 21 h; every half hour until 24 h; every hour until 2h30.
  • Sa: Frequently until 18 h; every half hour until 24 h; every hour until 2h30.
  • Su: Every 20 to 30 minutes.
Plan your route online:
  • Bus stop for station: "Station Leuven"
  • Bus stop for Sportoase: "Sportoase, Leuven"
Tickets (click here):
  • Single journey
  • Ticket via SMS or App: click here
  • Day tickets, Group tickets
  • Line Card - 10 trips that you can share with others
Pay attention: not all tickets can be purchased on the bus!
Sleeping

Leuven is not a big town, but it offers quite some accomodation:
Food

There is a bistro inside Sportoase with a varied menu and sandwiches - saturday open until 18h30. Always pre-order!

Some good restaurants: These are several of my personal favorites. Most of them are not very expensive. BUT ... very important, I recommend you to call beforehand and make a reservation, especially on Saturday evenings you will find many restaurants full.City

Leuven is a town that is certainly worth a visit. It has got a very rich patrimonium that is recognized and visited more and more. The main church (Sint-Pieterskerk), the city hall, the Groot Begijnhof, …

It is in general a really charming place in which you should have a nice stay. Of course it is also a university town (about 30.000 students). Many nice places to visit, many bars and restaurants to welcome you …

Check out the wikipedia page on Leuven: website.

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