There are 5 ways to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  1 h 21 min

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

$58 - $229

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels Airport to Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport 817 / ...

$17 - $28

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal Intercity

$26 - $47

Train Thalys  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Anvers-Central Ic
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal

$56 - $86

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

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

$27 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden is to bus which costs 15€ - 25€ and takes 4 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden is to fly which costs 50€ - 210€ and takes 1 h 21 min.

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The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Leiden is 140 km. The road distance is 180.9 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 21 min to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels Airport and arriving at Leiden, Centraal via Schiphol, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Brussels Airport - Zaventem and arriving at Leiden Centraal via Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden without a car is to train which takes 2 h 23 min and costs 23€ - 45€.

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Map of how to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden.
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  • Distance: 87.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 21 min

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 Rotterdam Centraal in around 2 h 23 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)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $22
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$20 - $22
1st Class
$28 - $31
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$29 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels Airport to Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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