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Aachen to Leuven by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $22.03
  2. 30 day advance $22.03
  • First train
    05:45
  • Last train
    23:47
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 10m
  • Distance
    98 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 52m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Aachen to Leuven by train

Fast trains from Aachen to Leuven take around 1 hour and 10 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 98 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Aachen and Leuven.

1. Are there direct trains from Aachen to Leuven?

Journeys between Aachen and Leuven usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 18 departures on the route from Aachen to Leuven every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 16 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Aachen to Leuven?

The Aachen to Leuven train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 10 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Aachen to Leuven train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Leuven is usually scheduled to depart Aachen around 05:45 and the last train is around 23:47. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Aachen around 08:04, and the last at 22:04.

What's the Aachen to Leuven train price?

The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Aachen to Leuven are $22.03, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $22, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

When to book Aachen to Leuven train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Aachen to Leuven by train.

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Which train companies operate between Aachen and Leuven?

More than one train company operates on the route from Aachen to Leuven, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Regional train
  • Regionalzug
  • Thalys

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.