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There are 6 ways to get from Leiden to Brussels by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Thalys  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi Thalys / ...

$48 - $79

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Bus  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Duivendrecht to Brussels 300

$22 - $32

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Train via Brussel-Centraal  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Centraal Intercity direct / ...

$28 - $54

Train via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Roosendaal
  2. Take the train from Roosendaal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. Ic / ...

$27 - $45

Drive  •  1h 54m

  1. Drive from Leiden to Brussels 114.2 miles

$27 - $40

Fly  •  2h 18m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU

$57 - $255

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The cheapest way to get from Leiden to Brussels is to bus which costs 18€ - 28€ and takes 4h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Leiden to Brussels is to drive which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 1h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leiden to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Leiden Centraal and arriving at Brussel-Zuid/Midi via Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 20m.

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The distance between Leiden and Brussels is 146 km. The road distance is 182.7 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 2h 20m and costs 40€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 2h 20m to get from Leiden to Brussels, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Leiden to Brussels is to train which takes 2h 20m and costs 40€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 28€ and takes 4h 8m, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 230€ and takes 2h 18m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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Leiden to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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Map of how to get from Leiden to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 91.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 20m

What companies run services between Leiden, Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium?

You can take a train from Leiden to Brussels via Rotterdam Centraal in around 2h 20m. Alternatively, Eurolines NL operates a bus from Leiden to Brussels every 3 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $21 and the journey takes 2h 15m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

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.

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Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Leiden Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Leiden Centraal to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $85
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Roosendaal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
Bus operators
Eurolines NL
Website
eurolines.nl
Bus from Amsterdam Duivendrecht to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
eurolines.nl

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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Brussels is 183 km. It takes approximately 1h 54m to drive from Leiden to Brussels.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 1016+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 15m and costs 7€ - 13€.

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