There are 5 ways to get from Leeuwarden to Amsterdam by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Leeuwarden to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 804

$7 - $13

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Train  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Amsterdam Zuid Intercity

$30 - $48

Bus, train  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Leeuwarden, Busstation to Alkmaar, Station 350
  2. Take the train from Alkmaar to Amsterdam Centraal Sprinter / ...

$26 - $38

Rideshare  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Leeuwarden to Amsterdam 87.2 miles

$9 - $12

Drive  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Leeuwarden to Amsterdam 87.3 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leeuwarden and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart once daily, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

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The distance between Leeuwarden and Amsterdam is 111 km. The road distance is 139.7 km.

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The best way to get from Leeuwarden to Amsterdam without a car is to bus which takes 2 h and costs .

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The bus from Leeuwarden to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk takes 2 h including transfers and departs once daily.

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Leeuwarden to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Leeuwarden station.

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The best way to get from Leeuwarden to Amsterdam is to bus which takes 2 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 12 min.

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Leeuwarden to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leeuwarden to Amsterdam is 140 km. It takes approximately 1 h 26 min to drive from Leeuwarden to Amsterdam.

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Book your Leeuwarden to Amsterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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Map of how to get from Leeuwarden to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 69.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h

What companies run services between Leeuwarden, Netherlands and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

FlixBus operates a bus from Leeuwarden to Amsterdam once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $13 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Leeuwarden to Amsterdam hourly. Tickets cost $26 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 2 min.

Train operators
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 Leeuwarden to Amsterdam Zuid
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Alkmaar to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
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 Leeuwarden to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Leeuwarden, Busstation to Alkmaar, Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
arriva.nl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Leeuwarden to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Leeuwarden and Amsterdam. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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