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There are 12 ways to get from Kent to Leiden by train, bus, night bus, car train, car, car ferry, plane or subway

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Train via Brussels  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to London St Pancras Intl
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal Eil

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Bus  •  9h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone to Antwerp
  2. Take the bus from Antwerp Rooseveltplaats to The Hague 813 / ...

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Train  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the train from Lenham to London Victoria Ashford International - London Victoria / ...
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Rotterdam Centraal Eil

Train, night bus  •  13h 58m

  1. Take the train from Lenham to London Victoria Ashford International - London Victoria / ...
  2. Take the night bus from London Victoria to The Hague N824

Eurotunnel, drive  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun le shuttle
  2. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Leiden

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 44m

  1. Drive from Kent to Port of Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Port of Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Leiden

Train, train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, subway  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the train from Lenham to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Stratford International
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  4. Take the subway from Rotterdam, Meijersplein / Airport to Den Haag, Laan van NOI
  5. Take the train from Den Haag Laan v NOI to Leiden Centraal

Train, train to London City, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the train from Lenham to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Stratford International
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LCY - AMS

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Lenham to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LGW - AMS

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to London St Pancras Intl
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LHR - AMS

Train, bus to London Stansted, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to Stratford International
  2. Take the bus from Stratford City Bus Station to Coach Station
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) STN - AMS

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International to London St Pancras Intl
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Luton
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LTN - AMS

Kent to Leiden by train

55 Weekly Trains
6h 56m Average Duration
€199 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Kent to Leiden is to bus which costs £50 - £70 and takes 9h 52m.

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The fastest way to get from Kent to Leiden is to train and fly and subway which takes 4h 28m and costs £110 - £430.

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No, there is no direct train from Kent to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Lenham and arriving at Leiden Centraal via Ashford International, London St Pancras Intl, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 56m.

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The distance between Kent and Leiden is 653 km.

The best way to get from Kent to Leiden without a car is to train via Brussels which takes 6h 56m and costs £170 - £650.

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It takes approximately 6h 56m to get from Kent to Leiden, including transfers.

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Kent to Leiden train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, depart from Ashford International station.

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The best way to get from Kent to Leiden is to train via Brussels which takes 6h 56m and costs £170 - £650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £70 and takes 9h 52m.

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Leiden is 1h ahead of Kent. It is currently 12:32 PM in Kent and 1:32 PM in Leiden.

Kent to Leiden train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Map of how to get from Kent to Leiden.
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  • Distance: 652.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 56m

What companies run services between Kent, England and Leiden, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Kent to Leiden via Ashford International, London St Pancras Intl, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, and Rotterdam Centraal in around 6h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kent to Leiden via Maidstone, Antwerp, Antwerpen G. Le Grellelaan, Antwerpen Roosevelt perron Osy, Antwerp Rooseveltplaats, The Hague, and Den Haag, Den Haag Centraal in around 9h 52m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €430
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €360
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €410
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €300
Flights from London Stansted to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €280
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €410
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €370
Train operators
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Ashford International to London St Pancras Intl
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
https://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/
Anytime Day SIngle
€35 - €50
Train from Lenham to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
https://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/
Anytime Day SIngle
€30 - €45
Train from Lenham to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
https://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/
Anytime Day SIngle
€6 - €9
Train from Ashford International to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
https://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/
Anytime Day SIngle
€30 - €45
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Intl to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Website
https://www.eurostar.com/rw-en
Business Premier
€312 - €317
Standard
€115 - €125
Standard Premier
€150 - €190
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €310
Website
https://www.eurostar.com/rw-en
Business Premier
€200 - €310
Standard
€45 - €95
Standard Premier
€100 - €140
Train from London St Pancras Intl to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Website
https://www.eurostar.com/rw-en
Business Premier
€320 - €380
Standard
€120 - €170
Standard Premier
€170 - €220
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €90
Website
https://www.thalys.com/fr/en
Standard
€40 - €60
Comfort
€45 - €65
Premium
€65 - €90
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
https://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/
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 Den Haag Laan v NOI to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €16
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
€6 - €9
1st Class Full Fare
€10 - €16
Gatwick Express
Phone
+44 345 850 1530
Website
gatwickexpress.com
Train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Schedules at
https://www.gatwickexpress.com/travel-information/plan-your-journey/timetables
Website
https://www.gatwickexpress.com/
Anytime Standard
€17 - €25
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras Intl to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
https://www.thameslinkrailway.com/
Anytime Day Single
€17 - €25
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€25 - €35
Bus operators
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Maidstone to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
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).

Rome2Rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Antwerp Rooseveltplaats to The Hague
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from London Victoria to The Hague
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Airport Bus Express
Phone
0044 (0) 1279681984
Email
info@airportbusexpress.co.uk
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from Stratford City Bus Station to Coach Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €19
Website
https://www.airportbusexpress.co.uk/
Megabus UK
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from London Stratford City Bus Station to London Stansted Airport (STN)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
https://uk.megabus.com
Schedules at
https://uk.megabus.com/timetables
Ferry operators

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