There are 4 ways to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Leiden by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  16 min

  1. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Leiden Centraal Intercity

$8 - $15

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Bus  •  49 min

  1. Take the bus from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden, Centraal 365 / ...

$5 - $8

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Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Leiden 17.3 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Leiden 17.3 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Leiden is to drive which costs 3€ - 6€ and takes 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Leiden is to train which costs 7€ - 13€ and takes 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Schiphol, Airport and arriving at Leiden, Centraal. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Schiphol Airport and arriving at Leiden Centraal. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam Airport (AMS) and Leiden is 25 km. The road distance is 27.7 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Leiden without a car is to train which takes 16 min and costs 7€ - 13€.

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The train from Schiphol Airport to Leiden Centraal takes 16 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Leiden bus services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Schiphol, Airport station.

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Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Leiden train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Schiphol Airport station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Leiden is to train which takes 16 min and costs 7€ - 13€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 4€ - 7€ and takes 49 min.

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  • Distance: 15.6 miles
  • Duration: 16 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam Airport (AMS), Netherlands and Leiden, Netherlands?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Leiden every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $8 - $15 and the journey takes 16 min. Alternatively, Arriva NL operates a bus from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Leiden every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 49 min. Dutch Railways (NS) also services this route once daily.

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 Schiphol Airport to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden, Centraal
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
arriva.nl
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Bus from Schiphol Airport to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Other operators
Taxi from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Leiden
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
TCA Taxi
Phone
+31 20 777 7777
Website
tcataxi.nl
Staxi
Phone
+31 20 705 8888
Website
staxi.nl
Goedkoopnaarschiphol.NL
Phone
+31 20 260 0810
Website
goedkoopnaarschiphol.nl

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Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Leiden bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Leiden, Centraal station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Leiden is 28 km. It takes approximately 19 min to drive from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Leiden.

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