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There are 6 ways to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leiden by train, bus, car, shuttle 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  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity / ...

$35 - $59

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the bus from JUMET Madeleine to SAINT-GILLES Rue Blaes 365a
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 810

$28 - $36

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Train via Roosendaal  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the train from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem Ic
  2. Take the train from Roosendaal to Leiden Centraal Intercity

$38 - $59

Bus, train  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the bus from JUMET Madeleine to SAINT-GILLES Rue Blaes 365a
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity / ...

$42 - $65

Drive  •  2h 22m

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

$35 - $55

Shuttle, fly  •  3h 51m

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

$88 - $275

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The cheapest way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leiden is to bus which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 7h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leiden is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leiden. However, there are services departing from JUMET Monument and arriving at Leiden Centraal via JUMET Madeleine, Brussels, Brussels-North station, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Schiphol Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 36m.

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The distance between Charleroi Airport (CRL) and Leiden is 189 km. The road distance is 240.9 km.

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The best way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leiden without a car is to train which takes 4h 46m and costs 30€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 4h 46m to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leiden, including transfers.

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Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leiden bus services, operated by TEC, depart from JUMET Madeleine station.

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The best way to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leiden is to train which takes 4h 46m and costs 30€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 7h 36m.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leiden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Map of how to get from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leiden.
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  • Distance: 118.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 46m

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 / Charleroi-Zuid, Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal, Antwerpen-Centraal, and Rotterdam Centraal in around 4h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leiden via JUMET Madeleine, SAINT-GILLES Rue Blaes, Brussels, Brussels-North station, Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, and Schiphol Airport in around 7h 36m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $26
Train from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$17 - $26
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 Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Roosendaal to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
TEC
Website
infotec.be
Bus from JUMET Madeleine to SAINT-GILLES Rue Blaes
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
infotec.be
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
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Brussels City Shuttle
Phone
+352 50 55 62 1
Website
brussels-city-shuttle.com
Shuttle from Charleroi Airport to Brussels-South Station
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
brussels-city-shuttle.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leiden is 241 km. It takes approximately 2h 22m to drive from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Leiden.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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