There are 6 ways to get from Brussels to Leeuwarden by train, bus, car or plane

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

Train  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Tha / ...
  2. Intercity

$73 - $118

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. 810 / ...
  2. 075

$25 - $42

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Ouibus
  2. Intercity

$31 - $54

Train Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Intercity
  2. Intercity

$56 - $97

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. 203.9 miles

$45 - $75

Fly, train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. BRU - AMS

$95 - $296

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Leeuwarden, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Brussels to Leeuwarden via Rotterdam Centraal in around 4 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Leeuwarden via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Drachten, and Drachten, Transferium Oost in around 6 h 15 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Drachten
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Brussels and Leeuwarden is 280 km. The road distance is 326 km.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Leeuwarden is to bus which costs 21€ - 40€ and takes 6 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Brussels to Leeuwarden is to drive which takes 3 h 12 min and costs 40€ - 65€.

No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Leeuwarden. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles Midi and arriving at Leeuwarden via Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 22 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Leeuwarden. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Leeuwarden, Klanderij via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Drachten, Transferium Oost. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Brussels to Leeuwarden, including transfers.