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Train via Roosendaal  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Dinant to Brussels Airport-Zaventem Ic
  2. Take the train from Roosendaal to Leiden Centraal Intercity

€48 - €72

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Namur to Brussels-North train station 1929
  2. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to The Hague 813 / ...

€22 - €26

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Train  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Namur / Namen to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport Thalys

€82 - €159

Train, bus  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Dinant to Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. Ic
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Rotterdam BlaBlaCar Bus

€30 - €50

Drive  •  2h 48m

  1. Drive from Dinant to Leiden 267.5 km

€30 - €50

Train, fly  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the train from Dinant to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRU - AMS

€61 - €186

Dinant to Leiden by train

The train journey time between Dinant and Leiden is around 6h 4m and covers a distance of around 266 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 18m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and Dutch Railways (NS), the Dinant to Leiden train service departs from Dinant and arrives in Leiden Centraal. Typically 71 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
6h 4m
Fastest train time:
5h 18m
Train distance:
266 km
Trains per week:
71
Cheapest price:
€48
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:35
Last train departs at:
20:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dinant to Leiden train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

Trains departing Friday

Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Belgium → Netherlands
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International entry into Netherlands from Belgium

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Curaçao, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Belgium

  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Belgium

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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 mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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

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

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, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Netherlands.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Dinant to Leiden is to bus which costs €21 - €26 and takes 8h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from Dinant to Leiden is to drive. Taking this option will cost €30 - €50 and takes 2h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dinant to Leiden. However, there are services departing from DINANT Place Collard and arriving at Leiden, Breestraat via Namur, Brussels-North train station and Den Haag, Den Haag Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dinant to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Dinant and arriving at Leiden Centraal via Brussels Airport-Zaventem, Antwerpen-Berchem and Roosendaal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 27m.

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The distance between Dinant and Leiden is 213 km. The road distance is 267.5 km.

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The best way to get from Dinant to Leiden without a car is to train via Roosendaal which takes 5h 27m and costs €45 - €75.

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It takes approximately 5h 27m to get from Dinant to Leiden, including transfers.

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

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Dinant to Leiden train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Dinant station.

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The best way to get from Dinant to Leiden is to train via Roosendaal which takes 5h 27m and costs €45 - €75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €26 and takes 8h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Dinant to Leiden.
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  • Distance: 213.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 27m

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

You can take a train from Dinant to Leiden via Brussels Airport-Zaventem, Antwerpen-Berchem, and Roosendaal in around 5h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dinant to Leiden via Namur, Brussels-North train station, The Hague, and Den Haag, Den Haag Centraal in around 8h 15m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€85 - €250
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Dinant to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €21
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€19 - €21
1st Class
€26 - €29
Train from Namur / Namen to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €16
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €16
1st Class
€16 - €24
Train from Dinant to Brux./Brus.-Luxemb.
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€14 - €20
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 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
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Namur to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels-North train station to The Hague
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dinant to Leiden is 267 km. It takes approximately 2h 48m to drive from Dinant to Leiden.

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Tunisair and KLM offer flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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