Duration 2h 22m
Distance 183.9 km
Average price 55€
Frequency 9/day

Trip overview

The average train between Brussels and Leiden takes 2h 22m and the fastest train takes 1h 53m. The train service runs several times per day from Brussels to Leiden. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Rotterdam Centraal
  3. Leiden
1h 53m
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26€ - 349€

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Leiden Centraal via Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 53m.

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The distance between Brussels and Leiden is 146 km. The road distance is 183.9 km.

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Brussels to Leiden train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Brussels to Leiden train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Leiden Centraal station.

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Book your Brussels to Leiden train tickets online with Omio, RailEurope and two other operators.

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What companies run services between Brussels and Leiden?

You can take a train from Brussels to Leiden via Rotterdam Centraal in around 1h 53m.
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 40€

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 40€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
16€ - 23€
1st Class
27€ - 40€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 21€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
15€ - 21€
Train from Brussel-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
17€ - 24€
1st Class
28€ - 40€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 21€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
15€ - 21€

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