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

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Train  •  37m

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

$8 - $16

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Rideshare  •  1h 5m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Leiden 29.8 miles

$3

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  56m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport Sprinter / ...
  2. Take the bus from Schiphol Airport to Leiden Centraal Snelbus i.p.v. trein

Taxi  •  32m

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

$110 - $140

Drive  •  32m

  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 1h 5m.

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

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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 37m.

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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 best way to get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Leiden without a car is to train which takes 37m and costs 7€ - 14€.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal takes 37m including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam Centraal Station to Leiden is 42 km. It takes approximately 32m to drive from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Leiden.

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  • Distance: 23.1 miles
  • Duration: 37m

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 37m.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
ns.nl
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Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
16m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Bus from Schiphol Airport to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Leiden
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Leiden
Ave. Duration
32m
Estimated price
$110 - $140
TCA Taxi
Phone
+31 20 777 7777
Website
tcataxi.nl
Staxi
Phone
+31 20 705 8888
Website
staxi.nl

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Amsterdam Centraal Station and Leiden. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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