Leuven Eurostar Breaks
Eurostar Breaks to Leuven are a great value way to discover Belgium. The quick and easy automated check in and the reserved and comfortable seating ensure travelling with Eurostar to Leuven is simple and convenient. On Eurostar Breaks to Leuven travel is via Brussels, from here a connecting train will take you on the remainder of the journey to Leuven, but with a total journey time of just under 4 hours you will arrive at your destination quickly - relaxed and ready for your city break. … Read more
Leuven is a town full of history, culture, architecture and gastronomy. The Leuven Eurostar will place you right in the heart of the old university town, just 20 minutes by train from Brussels. Take a trip to the Gothic Town Hall, sample a delicious Leuven pint (or two!), experience the atmosphere of the Old Market Square and marvel at the magnificence of Saint-Peter's church. Leuven is also world famous for its beers, as the home of Stella Artois, be sure to take a tour of the brewery.
Our Eurostar Breaks to Leuven include hotel accommodation in Leuven with return travel to Leuven (via Brussels).
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Hotel & Travel Inclusive Breaks
Prices include hotel of your choice & return Eurostar
Convenient & fast travel
Leuven is just under 4 hours from London
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Enjoy 1 night trip or stay longer & explore all of Leuven
With our flexible Eurostar breaks to Leuven you can:
Choose a hotel to suit your needs & budget
Leuven hotels are from £42.50 per person per night
Enjoy hassle free travel
Check in up to 30 minutes before departure & you can take 2 pieces of luggage + 1 item of hand luggage per person
Experience fast & easy travel to Leuven
Leuven is just under 4 hours away from London by train! Travel on Eurostar to Leuven and then connect on the Belgium Railways train service in Brussels to Leuven
Be safe in the knowledge there are no booking fees or hidden extras
Relax, with over 30 years experience trust us to take care of your break
Plus if that's not enough, you can add more to build your perfect Leuven Eurostar Break:
Add UK rail to London
Travel from any UK station to arrive relaxed to start your break to Leuven
Don't miss Leuven's Grand Beguinage
A beautiful UNESCO world heritage site
Add Travel Insurance
Peace of mind from just £15.95 per adult
Add a hotel in London
Simply call us after you've booked to add a night in London before or after your Eurostar trip
Checking-in for your Eurostar Break to Leuven is easy!
When you have completed your booking with us you will receive a Superbreak reference number and a Eurostar reference number. You will need to use the Eurostar reference number in order to collect your tickets at your chosen departure station (London St Pancras, Ashford International or Ebbsfleet International).
Make sure you read our 5 simple tips before you set off on your break
Minimum Check In Time:
Check in at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure, however please allow enough time to collect your tickets and allow for any potential delays getting to the station. If you get there early then why not treat yourself to a coffee & croissant!
Collecting your tickets:
Upon arrival at the station, simply enter your Eurostar reference number into any of the 'Quick Ticket' machines in the ticket hall or if you get stuck just ask any member of the Eurostar terminal staff who will be happy to help.
No need to worry about checking-in your bags or how much your case weighs. There isn't a separate check-in for baggage at Eurostar as long as you haven't got more than two medium sized suitcase bags or cases and one piece of hand luggage per person. Excess baggage charges apply any additional items and bulky/sports equipment.
Your seats have been reserved and seat numbers will be shown on your tickets when you print them off, so no need to worry about pre-booking seat numbers.
Please ensure you have a valid passport and if required a visa for your visit. Border formalities are completed on each departure by both UK and French immigration authorities.
About your journey to Leuven
You will travel by Eurostar between London and Brussels. Your Eurostar ticket is then valid on any Belgium Railways train from Brussels to Leuven which run every 30 minutes.
- All times shown throughout your booking on our website are for the Eurostar elements of your journey only.
- You must allow 1.5 hours in total each way from Brussels in order to clear passport control and complete your journey to/from Leuven
Approximate journey times are detailed below:
|From||To||Train||Approx. Journey Times|
|Brussels||Leuven||Belgium Railways||30 minutes|
|Total: 2 hours 30 minutes|
London St Pancras Station
London St Pancras is located in central London and is a stunningly renovated Victorian station. It offers a great range of shops, restaurants and bars including Europe's longest champagne bar!
First Capital Connect, Southeastern and East Midlands trains arrive directly into St Pancras International. East Coast, Grand Central and Hull trains arrive at King's Cross, which is less than a 5 minute walk. Virgin Trains, Scotrail and London Midland trains arrive into Euston, which is a short walk away. Chiltern trains arrive into Marylebone, First Great Western arrive into Paddington, Southern Trains arrive into Victoria, South Eastern trains arrive into Victoria, Charing Cross and London Bridge depending on where you are travelling from, South West Trains arrive into Waterloo and National Express East Anglia arrive into Liverpool Street station.
All above mentioned mainline train stations are between 15-25 minute tube journey to St Pancras International
St Pancras International is served by Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly & Victoria lines. For access to the Northern Line, you will need to use the escalators to the new Northern ticket hall located on the lower concourse, by the Pancras Road glass porch.
There is a 315 space multi-storey NCP car park on Pancras Road (charges apply). Address: St Pancras Station, Pancras Road, London, NW1. The station is located just outside the congestion charging zone on Pancras Road (please note the road is one-way and can only be accessed from Euston Road). Private cars can pick up and set down in the parking bays on Pancras Road.
- A fantastic range of shops, bars and restaurants are available before check-in
- A bureau de change
- Departure lounge
- Wireless internet access
- Toilets with baby-changing facilities
Ashford International or Ebbsfleet International Stations
If you live in the south of England you can also depart from either Ashford International or Ebbsfleet International.
Both stations have the following facilities:
- NCP car parking (charges apply)
- Cash machines (before check-in only)
- Toilets with baby-changing facilities
- Cafés/bar, bureau de change and convenience store are all available in the departure lounge.
Leveun train station is one of Belgium's busiest stations with excellent travel connections across Belgium and the rest of Europe. The station is situated on the edge of the city just a short walk from the centre, outside the station there are a range of bus links across the city as well as bike hire.
Getting to your hotel:
With a compact city centre it is easy to get to your hotel from the Leuven train station. Whether you utilise the De Lijn bus services, hire a bike or stroll through the historic city you will be at your hotel in a matter of minutes. Leuven also offers several taxi services if you have too much luggage to carry yourself.
Leuven buses services are run by the Belgium transport company De Lijn. The buses can be picked up from outside the train station and provide services across the city, getting you anywhere quickly and economically. From Leuven train station buses 1 and 2 will take you to the Grote Markt in the centre of Leuven.
If you are travelling light or want to explore the city on the way to your hotel then many of Leuven's hotels are within walking distance of the train station. The city is pedestrian friendly with the Diestsestraat being a pedestrian-only street. Walking through the city there is plenty of time to take in the stunning medieval architecture of Leuven before arriving at your chosen hotel.
Leuven is a very bike friendly city and hiring a bike is a great way to see the city. Bike can be hired from outside Leuven train station where you can hop on and start exploring the city. Most attractions and places within the confines of the city can be reached quickly and easily on a bike. Be sure to lock the bike securely as theft is known in the area. Leuven tourism office also offer a range of guided cycling tours.
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- Left Luggage Facilities
- Bike Hire
- Disabled Access
- Car Parking
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