There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leeuwarden 804

$8 - $15

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Zuid to Leeuwarden Intercity

$28 - $48

Train, bus  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Alkmaar Sprinter / ...
  2. Take the bus from Alkmaar,Station to Leeuwarden, Busstation 350

$26 - $37

Rideshare  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden 86.1 miles

$9 - $12

Drive  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden 86.3 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Leeuwarden. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Leeuwarden is 111 km. The road distance is 138.1 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden without a car is to bus which takes 2 h and costs .

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The bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leeuwarden takes 2 h including transfers and departs five times a week.

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Amsterdam to Leeuwarden bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden is to bus which takes 2 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 52 min.

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Amsterdam to Leeuwarden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leeuwarden station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Leeuwarden is 138 km. It takes approximately 1 h 26 min to drive from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden.

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Book your Amsterdam to Leeuwarden bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 410+ hotels available in Leeuwarden. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden.
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  • Distance: 69.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Leeuwarden, Netherlands?

FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden 5 times a week. Tickets cost $8 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam to Leeuwarden hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 2 min.

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 Zuid to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Alkmaar
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Alkmaar,Station to Leeuwarden, Busstation
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Website
arriva.nl
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 Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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