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

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Train  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Utrecht Centraal ICE International
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Leiden Lammenschans Intercity

$50 - $75

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Bus  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to The Hague 268

$17 - $30

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf Hbf to Utrecht
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Leiden Lammenschans Intercity

$50 - $73

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Leiden 148.9 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam (AMS) DUS - AMS

$79 - $272

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No, there is no direct bus from Düsseldorf to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Leiden, Breestraat via Den Haag, Den Haag C.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Dusseldorf Hbf and arriving at Leiden Lammenschans via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 39 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Leiden is 189 km. The road distance is 238.3 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Leiden without a car is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Düsseldorf to Leiden, including transfers.

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Düsseldorf to Leiden bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Düsseldorf station.

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Düsseldorf to Leiden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Dusseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Leiden is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 27 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Düsseldorf to Leiden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at The Hague station.

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  • Distance: 117.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

What companies run services between Düsseldorf, Germany and Leiden, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Leiden via Utrecht Centraal in around 2 h 39 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Leiden 4 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $24 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
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 Utrecht Centraal to Leiden Lammenschans
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Düsseldorf Hbf to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
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 Düsseldorf to The Hague
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Leiden is 238 km. It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to drive from Düsseldorf to Leiden.

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KLM offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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There are 1033+ hotels available in Leiden. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs .

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