There are 5 ways to get from Antwerp to Leiden by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal Intercity

$22 - $40

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Bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Antwerp to Leiden 813

$8 - $14

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...
  2. Take the bus from Voorburg, Station L'dam-Voorburg to Leiden, Breestraat 45

$20 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Antwerp to Leiden 85.6 miles

$20 - $30

Fly  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRU - AMS

$74 - $256

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Antwerp and arriving at Leiden. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Antwerp to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Antwerpen-Centraal and arriving at Leiden Centraal via Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 47 min.

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The distance between Antwerp and Leiden is 105 km. The road distance is 137 km.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Leiden without a car is to train which takes 1 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to get from Antwerp to Leiden, including transfers.

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Antwerp to Leiden bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Antwerp station.

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Antwerp to Leiden train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Leiden is to train which takes 1 h 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 5 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 54 min.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Antwerp to Leiden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leiden station.

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Map of how to get from Antwerp to Leiden.
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  • Distance: 65.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 47 min

What companies run services between Antwerp, Belgium and Leiden, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Antwerp to Leiden via Rotterdam Centraal in around 1 h 47 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Antwerp to Leiden once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 3 h 5 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
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 Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Voorburg, Station L'dam-Voorburg to Leiden, Breestraat
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Voorburg, Station L'dam-Voorburg to Leiden, Breestraat
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
arriva.nl
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Antwerp to Leiden
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Antwerp to Leiden is 137 km. It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to drive from Antwerp to Leiden.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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Book your Antwerp to Leiden train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Antwerp to Leiden bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1033+ hotels available in Leiden. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs .

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