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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 22 min

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

$58 - $229

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Bus  •  4 h 48 min

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

$17 - $27

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Train  •  2 h 21 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 via Roosendaal  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Roosendaal S32
  2. Take the train from Roosendaal to Leiden Centraal Intercity

$40 - $57

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€ - 24€ and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden is to fly which costs 50€ - 200€ and takes 1 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Brussels Airport and arriving at Leiden, Kooiplein via Schiphol, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 48 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 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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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden without a car is to train which takes 2 h 21 min and costs 22€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden, including transfers.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels Airport station.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Brussels Airport - Zaventem station.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden is to fly which takes 1 h 22 min and costs 50€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 22€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 21 min, you could also bus, which costs 15€ - 24€ and takes 4 h 48 min.

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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 22 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 21 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 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 Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 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
Train from Roosendaal to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden is 181 km. It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Leiden.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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