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There are 5 ways to get from Brussels to Leiden by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

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

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Bus, line 45 bus

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to The Hague
  2. Take the line 45 bus from Den Haag, Den Haag Centraal to Leiden, Breestraat

Train via Roosendaal

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Central to Anvers-Berchem
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem to Roosendaal
  3. Take the train from Roosendaal to Leiden Centraal

Drive

  1. Drive from Brussels to Leiden

Fly

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
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International entry into Netherlands from Belgium

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Belgium

  • There are no current restrictions
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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Leiden is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Leiden is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Leiden is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, returning to Belgium from Netherlands is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 3 Oct 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Leiden is to bus and line 45 bus which costs €13 - €16 and takes 3h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Leiden is to train which costs €60 - €130 and takes 1h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and arriving at Leiden, Breestraat via Den Haag, Den Haag Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Leiden Centraal via Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 53m.

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The distance between Brussels and Leiden is 146 km. The road distance is 180.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Leiden without a car is to train which takes 1h 53m and costs €60 - €130.

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It takes approximately 1h 53m to get from Brussels to Leiden, including transfers.

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Brussels to Leiden bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Leiden is to train which takes 1h 53m and costs €60 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus and line 45 bus, which costs €13 - €16 and takes 3h 18m, you could also fly, which costs €60 - €400 and takes 2h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Leiden.
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  • Distance: 145.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 53m

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Leiden via Rotterdam Centraal in around 1h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Leiden via The Hague and Den Haag, Den Haag Centraal in around 3h 18m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €800
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €22
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€15 - €22
Train from Roosendaal to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €30
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€22 - €30
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Anvers-Berchem
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €15
Train from Anvers-Berchem to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €9
1st Class
€8 - €13
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to The Hague
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Brussels to Leiden bus services, operated by EBS, arrive at Leiden, Breestraat station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Leiden is 181 km. It takes approximately 2h 3m 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 225+ hotels available in Leiden. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs €8 - €10.

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