There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Leiden by train, bus, taxi, car or rideshare

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Train  •  36 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal Intercity / ...

$8 - $16

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Leiden 29.8 miles

$3

3 alternative options

Train, line 365 bus  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport Sprinter / ...
  2. Take the line 365 bus from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden, Centraal 365

$12 - $20

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Leiden 26.4 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Leiden 26.4 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Leiden is to rideshare which costs 3€ and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Leiden is to taxi which costs 100€ - 120€ and takes 32 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam Centraal Station and Leiden is 37 km. The road distance is 42.3 km.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal takes 36 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Leiden Centraal. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

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What companies run services between Amsterdam Centraal Station, Netherlands and Leiden, Netherlands?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Leiden every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $8 - $16 and the journey takes 36 min.

Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
ns.nl
Book at
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Leiden
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Leiden
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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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