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Birmingham to Leuven

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2 suggested routes to go from Birmingham to Leuven by flight, train, car, bus

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How to get from Birmingham to Leuven?

We are suggesting 2 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Birmingham Leuven. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Birmingham-Leuven

For your trip from Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) to Leuven (Belgium) with a distance of 303 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
No coach company allows you to get you directly to Leuven from Birmingham without changing buses, you will have to take the coach lines Birmingham-London and London-Leuven.
You will board a coach of MegaBus or National Express in Birmingham. The bus will drop you off at London Victoria Coach Station bus station (1.1 mi from London, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Birmingham bus station (0.5 mi from Birmingham) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for London. Once arrived in London, take another coach of FlixBus that will take you to Leuven bus station ( Belgium).
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Birmingham to Leuven without changing trains. You can take the train Brussels-Leuven and travel by plane to get to your final destination.
Trains of SNCB to Leuven leave from Bruxelles-Aéroport railway station in Brussels. Arrival in Leuven will take place at Leuven station (0.6 mi from the city centre).
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route London-Leuven will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by train in order to cover the entire trip.
No flight allows you to fly directly to Leuven from Birmingham. You can take the flight Birmingham-Brussels and complete the other part of your journey traveling by train.
Leave Birmingham and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Birmingham International BHX airport, 6.8 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Brussels (Brussels-Zaventem International airport, IATA code: BRU) operated by Brussels Airlines.

Which carriers to travel between Birmingham and Leuven?

Railway companies
CrossCountry provides a rail connection Birmingham-London with the train from Birmingham New Street railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Stansted Airport at arrival (31.7 mi from centre)
SNCB transports passengers on a rail line from Brussels to Leuven with the train which leaves Bruxelles-Aéroport station to arrive at Leuven railway station ( Belgium)
London Midland operates the train journey Birmingham-London with the train from Birmingham New Street railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of London Euston at arrival (2 mi from centre)
Chiltern Railways provides a rail connection from Birmingham to London with the train which leaves Birmingham Snow Hill station to arrive at London Marylebone railway station (England United Kingdom)
Virgin Trains transports passengers on a rail line Birmingham-London with the train from Birmingham New Street railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of London Euston at arrival (2 mi from centre)
Bus companies
The bus company FlixBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of London Victoria Coach Station in London and to the one of Leuven ( Belgium)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Birmingham (serving Birmingham bus station at 0.5 mi from centre) and the city of London where the coach will drop you off at London Victoria Coach Station station situated at about 1.1 mi from London city centre.
The coach company National Express carries out the route from the bus station of Birmingham in Birmingham and to the one of London Victoria Coach Station (England United Kingdom)
Brussels Airlines carries out a flight from Birmingham International BHX airport situated 6.8 mi away from the city centre of Birmingham to Brussels (arrival at Brussels-Zaventem International BRU airport)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride London-Leuven (213.8 mi)

Stop cities from Birmingham or cities to visit near Leuven

When travelling from Leuven to Birmingham by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Brussels located at 16 mi from Leuven (Belgium) London 102 mi away from Birmingham (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Leuven or back to Birmingham, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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