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Mechelen 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 $4.96
  • First train
    04:56
  • Last train
    00:34
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    25m
  • Distance
    22 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    31
  • Avg. journey time
    28m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Mechelen to Leuven by train

Fast trains from Mechelen to Leuven take around 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 22 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Mechelen and Leuven.

1. Are there direct trains from Mechelen to Leuven?

Direct trains from Mechelen to Leuven have been found.

We usually find around 28 direct trains on the route from Mechelen to Leuven every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 37 departures.

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

The Mechelen to Leuven train travel time is normally about 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Leuven is usually scheduled to depart Mechelen around 05:48 and the last train is around 00:34. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Mechelen around 04:56, and the last at 00:34.

What's the Mechelen to Leuven train price?

The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Mechelen to Leuven are $4.96.

When to book Mechelen to Leuven train tickets?

Trains in Belgium usually open for booking around 3 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 Mechelen to Leuven by train.

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Which train companies operate between Mechelen and Leuven?

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

  • InterCity
  • Regional Commuter Train
  • Regional Train
  • Regionalzug
  • Stoptrein

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.