There are 4 ways to get from Amsterdam to Leiden by train, taxi, car or rideshare

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  36 min

  1. Intercity

$9 - $16

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  54 min

  1. 29.8 miles

$3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. 26 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  31 min

  1. 26 miles

$6 - $10

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam to Leiden every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $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 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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 to Leiden
Ave. Duration
31 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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Amsterdam and Leiden is 36 km. The road distance is 42 km.

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Leiden is to rideshare which costs 3€ and takes 54 min.

The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Leiden is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 100€ - 120€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Leiden Centraal. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal takes 36 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.