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

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Train Thalys  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal Intercity

$50 - $76

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Bus Eurolines NL, train  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Amsterdam Duivendrecht 300
  2. Take the train from Duivendrecht to Leiden Centraal Intercity

$23 - $34

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Train via Brussel-Centraal  •  2 h 43 min

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

$28 - $50

Bus, train via Roosendaal  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussel IJzer to Puurs Station 260 / ...
  2. Take the train from Puurs to Roosendaal S32
  3. Take the train from Roosendaal to Leiden Centraal

$25 - $41

Drive  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Leiden 114.9 miles

$28 - $45

Fly  •  2 h 42 min

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

$58 - $255

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Leiden is to bus and train which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Leiden is to train which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 1 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Leiden Centraal via Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 52 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Leiden is 146 km. The road distance is 183.9 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Leiden without a car is to train which takes 1 h 52 min and costs 40€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 52 min to get from Brussels to Leiden, including transfers.

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Brussels to Leiden train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Leiden is to train which takes 1 h 52 min and costs 40€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 50€ - 230€ and takes 2 h 42 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Leiden.
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  • Distance: 91.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 52 min

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Leiden via Rotterdam Centraal in around 1 h 52 min. Alternatively, KLM flies from Brussels to Leiden 5 times a day.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/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 - $85
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.

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Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
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 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 Duivendrecht to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $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 Puurs to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $19
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
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Brussel IJzer to Puurs Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Leiden is 184 km. It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to drive from Brussels to Leiden.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 1017+ hotels available in Leiden. Prices start at $74 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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