There are 6 ways to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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

Fly  •  1 h 17 min

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

$58 - $230

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to The Hague Londres > Douvres > Bruxelles Centre - Gare Midi > Rotterdam > La Haye > Amsterdam Centre - Sloterdijk

$11 - $19

4 alternative options

Train Thalys  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Antwerpen Centraal
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Tha
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal

$60 - $93

Train via Roosendaal  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Roosendaal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Roosendaal to Leiden Centraal Intercity

$37 - $52

Night bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the night bus from Brussels, Brussels Airport to The Hague N803

$13 - $24

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden 113 miles

$27 - $40

What companies run services between Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium and Leiden, Netherlands?

KLM flies from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden via Antwerpen Centraal and Rotterdam Centraal in around 2 h 24 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$21 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $33
Train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Roosendaal to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to The Hague
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Brussels, Brussels Airport to The Hague
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden?

The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Leiden is 140 km. The road distance is 181 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden?

The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden is to bus which costs 9€ - 16€ and takes 5 h 4 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden?

The quickest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden is to fly which takes 1 h 17 min and costs 45€ - 190€.

Is there a direct train between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Leiden?

No, there is no direct train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport and arriving at Leiden Centraal via Antwerpen Centraal and Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 24 min.

Is there a direct bus between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Leiden?

No, there is no direct bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Brussels - Zaventem Airport and arriving at Leiden, Breestraat via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and Den Haag, Den Haag C.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 4 min.

How long does it take to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden?

It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden, including transfers.