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There are 10 ways to get from Leeuwarden to Ikast by train, night bus, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  12h 5m

  1. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Osnabrueck Hbf Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Skanderborg Ic
  6. Take the train from Skanderborg St. to Ikast St. Rx / ...

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Karup  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Karup (KRP) AMS - KRP

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Train, night bus  •  12h 10m

  1. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Groningen
  2. Take the night bus from Groningen central station to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB N75
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Skanderborg Ic
  4. Take the train from Skanderborg St. to Ikast St. Rx / ...

Train, bus  •  14h 26m

  1. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Groningen
  2. Take the train from Groningen to Weener Re
  3. Take the bus from Leer to Hamburg
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Horsens Ic
  5. Take the bus from Horsens Trafikterminal to Ikast/Østerport 116

Bus  •  14h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Groningen central station to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Aarhus C 353
  3. Take the bus from Aarhus Rutebilstation to Ikast/Østerport 124

Drive  •  6h 20m

  1. Drive from Leeuwarden to Ikast 693.7 km

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Billund, bus  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Billund (BLL) AMS - BLL
  3. Take the bus from Billund Lufthavn to Hotel Scandic Regina, Herning

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Aalborg, train  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Aalborg (AAL) AMS - AAL
  3. Take the train from Aalborg Lufthavn St. to Aarhus H
  4. Take the train from Aarhus H to Ikast St.

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Copenhagen, train  •  10h 33m

  1. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Copenhagen (CPH) AMS - CPH
  3. Take the train from CPH Lufthavn to Skanderborg St.
  4. Take the train from Skanderborg St. to Ikast St.

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Billund, bus  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Düsseldorf Hbf
  4. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Billund (BLL) DUS - BLL
  5. Take the bus from Billund Lufthavn to Hotel Scandic Regina, Herning

Leeuwarden to Ikast by train

The train journey time between Leeuwarden and Ikast is around 14h 49m and covers a distance of around 915 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 45m. The fastest train normally takes 11h 52m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), Blauwnet, Eurobahn and others, the Leeuwarden to Ikast train service departs from Leeuwarden and arrives in Ikast St.. Typically 15 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
10h 4m
Layover time:
4h 45m
Total time:
14h 49m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
11h 52m
Train distance:
915 km
Trains per week:
15
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
48 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:47
Last train departs at:
23:24

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leeuwarden to Ikast train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Leeuwarden to Ikast is to drive which costs €90 - €140 and takes 6h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Leeuwarden to Ikast is to drive which costs €90 - €140 and takes 6h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leeuwarden to Ikast. However, there are services departing from Leeuwarden, Klanderij and arriving at Ikast/Østerport via Drachten, Transferium Oost, Groningen central station, Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB and Aarhus Rutebilstation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leeuwarden to Ikast. However, there are services departing from Leeuwarden and arriving at Ikast St. via Zwolle, Hengelo, Osnabrueck Hbf, Hamburg Hbf and Skanderborg St.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 5m.

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The distance between Leeuwarden and Ikast is 391 km. The road distance is 693.7 km.

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The best way to get from Leeuwarden to Ikast without a car is to train which takes 12h 5m and costs .

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It takes approximately 12h 5m to get from Leeuwarden to Ikast, including transfers.

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Leeuwarden to Ikast bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Groningen central station.

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Leeuwarden to Ikast train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Leeuwarden station.

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The best way to get from Leeuwarden to Ikast is to train which takes 12h 5m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Leeuwarden to Ikast.
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  • Distance: 391 km
  • Duration: 12h 5m

What companies run services between Leeuwarden, Netherlands and Ikast, Denmark?

You can take a train from Leeuwarden to Ikast via Zwolle, Hengelo, Osnabrueck Hbf, Hamburg Hbf, and Skanderborg St. in around 12h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leeuwarden to Ikast via Drachten, Transferium Oost, Groningen, Hoofdstation, uitstaphalte, Groningen central station, Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB, and Aarhus Rutebilstation in around 14h 49m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Billund
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1200 kr - 4300 kr
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Aalborg
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1100 kr - 3000 kr
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 kr - 2700 kr
Flights from Dusseldorf to Billund via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1100 kr - 2500 kr
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Aalborg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
900 kr - 6500 kr
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kr - 2800 kr
Flights from Dusseldorf to Billund via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
600 kr - 2600 kr
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Karup via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
800 kr - 2600 kr
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Karup via Aalborg, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
800 kr - 2600 kr
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Karup via London Heathrow, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
550 kr - 2700 kr
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Karup via Oslo, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
650 kr - 3000 kr
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Karup via Stockholm, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
700 kr - 3100 kr
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Aalborg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
200 kr - 2200 kr
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130 kr - 1900 kr
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
370 kr - 1900 kr
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Billund
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
380 kr - 1700 kr
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 Zwolle
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
95 kr - 230 kr
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
95 kr - 140 kr
1st Class
160 kr - 230 kr
Train from Hengelo to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
95 kr - 230 kr
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
95 kr - 140 kr
1st Class
160 kr - 230 kr
Train from Groningen to Weener
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75 kr - 180 kr
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
75 kr - 110 kr
1st Class
130 kr - 180 kr
Train from Leeuwarden to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
180 kr - 390 kr
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
180 kr - 240 kr
1st Class
300 kr - 390 kr
Train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85 kr - 200 kr
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
85 kr - 130 kr
1st Class
140 kr - 200 kr
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110 kr - 260 kr
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
110 kr - 160 kr
1st Class
180 kr - 260 kr
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Zwolle to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Blauwnet
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Hengelo to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45 kr - 70 kr
Website
Eurobahn
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Hengelo to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
430 kr - 600 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Skanderborg
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
550 kr - 800 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Horsens
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
500 kr - 750 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
340 kr - 480 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
500 kr - 950 kr
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
190 kr - 270 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Skanderborg St.
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
250 kr - 350 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Horsens St.
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
240 kr - 330 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from Aalborg Lufthavn St. to Aarhus H
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
120 kr - 170 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from CPH Lufthavn to Skanderborg St.
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
220 kr - 310 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Arriva DK
Phone
+45 70 80 44 44
Email
kundeservice@arriva.dk
Website
arriva.dk
Train from Skanderborg St. to Ikast St.
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Arriva DK
Train from Aarhus H to Ikast St.
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Arriva DK
Arriva Danmark
Website
delfi.de
Train from Skanderborg st to Ikast st
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Aarhus to Ikast st
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Leeuwarden to Groningen
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75 kr - 90 kr
Website
arriva.nl
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Groningen central station to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
120 kr - 150 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Aarhus C
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
140 kr - 180 kr
Website
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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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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Night bus from Groningen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90 kr - 120 kr
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Leer to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
80 kr - 100 kr
Website
Blablabus
Midttrafik
Phone
+45 70 21 02 30
Email
midttrafik@midttrafik.dk
Website
midttrafik.dk
Bus from Horsens Trafikterminal to Ikast/Østerport
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Midttrafik
Bus from Aarhus Rutebilstation to Ikast/Østerport
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Midttrafik
GoShuttle
Phone
+45 2194 7526
Email
info@goshuttle.dk
Website
goshuttle.dk
Bus from Billund Lufthavn to Hotel Scandic Regina, Herning
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
785 kr
Website
GoShuttle

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Leeuwarden to Ikast train services, operated by Arriva DK, arrive at Ikast St. station.

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