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

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Train  •  57 min

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

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Rideshare  •  1h 2m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Leiden 48.3 km

3 alternative options

Line 397 bus, line 365 bus  •  2h 8m

  1. Take the line 397 bus from Amsterdam, Busstation Elandsgracht to Schiphol, Airport 397
  2. Take the line 365 bus from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden, Leiden Centraal 365

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Amsterdam to Leiden University 41.9 km

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Leiden University 41.9 km

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Leiden University is to rideshare which costs €3 and takes 1h 2m.

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The fastest way to get from Amsterdam to Leiden University is to taxi which takes 35 min and costs €100 - €120.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam station to Leiden University. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Busstation Elandsgracht and arriving at Leiden, Leiden Centraal via Schiphol, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Leiden Centraal. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Leiden University is 37 km. The road distance is 41.9 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Leiden University without a car is to train which takes 57 min and costs €9 - €22.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal takes 40 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Amsterdam to Leiden University bus services, operated by Connexxion, depart from Amsterdam, Busstation Elandsgracht.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Leiden University is to train which takes 57 min and costs €9 - €22. Alternatively, you can line 397 bus and line 365 bus, which costs €8 - €12 and takes 2h 8m.

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  • Distance: 36.6 km
  • Duration: 57 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal every 15 minutes. Tickets cost €9 - €22 and the journey takes 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Leiden University via Schiphol, Airport and Leiden, Leiden Centraal in around 2h 8m.

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 Amsterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €22
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€16 - €22
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden, Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
arriva.nl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Leiden
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€3
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Amsterdam to Leiden University
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
€100 - €120
TCA Taxi
Phone
+31 20 777 7777
Website
tcataxi.nl
Taxi Team Amsterdam
Phone
+31 64 444 4087
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

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Amsterdam to Leiden University bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Leiden, Leiden Centraal station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Leiden University is 42 km. It takes approximately 35 min to drive from Amsterdam to Leiden University.

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

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