There are 6 ways to get from Brussels to Leiden 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.

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Train Thalys  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Schiphol (Airport) Tha / ...

$37 - $93

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Rotterdam Ouibus

$10 - $18

4 alternative options

Train Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Central to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity / ...

$25 - $49

Train, bus  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Centraal to Breda Ic
  2. Take the train from Breda to Den Haag Centraal
  3. Take the bus from Den Haag, Den Haag C. to Leiden, Breestraat 45

$26 - $54

Drive  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Leiden 114.9 miles

$28 - $45

Fly  •  2 h 27 min

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

$72 - $255

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Leiden is to bus which costs 8€ - 16€ and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Leiden is to drive which takes 1 h 54 min and costs 24€ - 35€.

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The distance between Brussels and Leiden is 146 km. The road distance is 184 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to get from Brussels to Leiden, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station and arriving at Leiden, Breestraat via Rotterdam and Den Haag, Den Haag C.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles Midi and arriving at Leiden Centraal via Schiphol (Airport). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 54 min.

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

Thalys operates a train from Brussels to Leiden hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 1 h 32 min. Dutch Railways (NS) also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Brussels to Leiden every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 2 h 30 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 Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $50
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 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Centraal to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Den Haag Centraal
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$19 - $27
Bus operators
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Den Haag, Den Haag C. to Leiden, Breestraat
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Den Haag, Centraal to Leiden, Breestraat
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
arriva.nl
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus

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