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

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Bus, train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Amsterdam Duivendrecht 300
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Zuid to Leeuwarden Intercity

$44 - $69

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Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 810
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leeuwarden 804

$20 - $34

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Train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity / ...
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Leeuwarden Intercity

$51 - $91

Train via Schiphol Airport  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport Intercity direct / ...
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Leeuwarden Intercity

$60 - $107

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Leeuwarden 203.9 miles

$45 - $75

Fly, train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRU - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Leeuwarden

$80 - $296

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Leeuwarden is to bus which costs 17€ - 30€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Leeuwarden. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Leeuwarden via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Leeuwarden. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Centraal and arriving at Leeuwarden via Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Leeuwarden is 280 km. The road distance is 326.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Leeuwarden without a car is to bus and train which takes 5 h 14 min and costs 35€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Brussels to Leeuwarden, including transfers.

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Brussels to Leeuwarden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Leeuwarden train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Brussel-Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Leeuwarden is to train which takes 5 h 25 min and costs 40€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 30€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Leeuwarden.
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  • Distance: 174.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Leeuwarden via Rotterdam Centraal in around 5 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Leeuwarden via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 5 h 45 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 Amsterdam Zuid to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Eurolines NL
Website
eurolines.nl
Bus from Brussels to Amsterdam Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
eurolines.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.

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Contact Details
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
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 to Leeuwarden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leeuwarden station.

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Brussels to Leeuwarden train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Leeuwarden station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Leeuwarden is 326 km. It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to drive from Brussels to Leeuwarden.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 424+ hotels available in Leeuwarden. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 4€ - 18€.

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