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Recommended option

Train Thalys  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Charleroi Sud to Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Rotterdam Centraal Tha
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal

$58 - $94

Cheapest option

Train via Roosendaal  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Charleroi Sud to Mechelen
  2. Take the train from Mechelen to Roosendaal
  3. Take the train from Roosendaal to Leiden Centraal

$36 - $57

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Jumet Madeleine to Bruxelles Midi
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Roosendaal
  3. Take the train from Roosendaal to Leiden Centraal

$42 - $60

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leiden 150.5 miles

$35 - $55

Shuttle, fly  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Brussels-South Station
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRU - AMS

$88 - $277

What companies run services between Charleroi Airport (CRL), Belgium and Leiden, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leiden via Charleroi Sud Quai 01, Charleroi Sud, Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles Midi, and Rotterdam Centraal in around 3 h 49 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Charleroi Sud to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Charleroi Sud to Mechelen
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $22
Train from Mechelen to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
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 Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Roosendaal to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bus operators
TEC
Website
infotec.be
Bus from Jumet Madeleine to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
infotec.be
Brussels City Shuttle
Phone
+352 50 55 62 1
Website
brussels-city-shuttle.com
Shuttle from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Brussels-South Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
brussels-city-shuttle.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Charleroi Airport (CRL) and Leiden is 189 km. The road distance is 241 km.

The cheapest way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leiden is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leiden is to drive which takes 2 h 22 min and costs 30€ - 45€.

It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leiden, including transfers.