There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Leiden by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  16 min

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

7€ - 16€

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Bus  •  40 min

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

5€ - 6€

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Leiden 27.7 km

65€ - 80€

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Leiden 27.7 km

3€ - 6€

Towncar  •  19 min

  1. Take a town car from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Leiden 27.7 km

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Questions & Answers

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Schiphol, Airport and arriving at Leiden, Kooiplein. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 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 Schiphol 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 Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Leiden without a car is to train which takes 16 min and costs 7€ - 16€.

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

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Amsterdam Schiphol 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 Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Leiden is to train which takes 16 min and costs 7€ - 16€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 5€ - 6€ and takes 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Leiden.
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  • Distance: 24.9 km
  • Duration: 16 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Schiphol Airport to Leiden Centraal every 20 minutes. Tickets cost 7€ - 16€ and the journey takes 16 min. Alternatively, Arriva NL operates a bus from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden, Kooiplein hourly. Tickets cost 5€ - 6€ and the journey takes 40 min. Dutch Railways (NS) also services this route once a week.

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
7€ - 16€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
1st Class
11€ - 16€
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden, Kooiplein
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 6€
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 a week
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
Other operators
Taxi from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Leiden
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
TCA Taxi
Phone
+31 20 777 7777
Website
tcataxi.nl
Taxi Team Amsterdam
Phone
+31 64 444 4087
Website
taxiamsterdam-020.com
Staxi
Phone
+31 20 705 8888
Website
staxi.nl
PrimoTaxi
Phone
+ 31 10 262 2540
Website
primotaxi.nl
Goedkoopnaarschiphol.NL
Phone
+31 20 260 0810
Website
goedkoopnaarschiphol.nl
Jayride
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Leiden

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

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Amsterdam Schiphol 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 Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Leiden is 28 km. It takes approximately 19 min to drive from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Leiden.

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