There are 4 ways to get from Leiden to Alkmaar by train, bus, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Haarlem Intercity
  2. Take the train from Haarlem to Alkmaar Intercity

$11 - $20

3 alternative options

Line 50 bus, train  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 50 bus from Leiden, Centraal to Haarlem, Station 50
  2. Take the train from Haarlem to Alkmaar Intercity

$13 - $22

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leiden to Alkmaar 42.3 miles

$190 - $240

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Leiden to Alkmaar 42.3 miles

$10 - $15

What companies run services between Leiden, Netherlands and Alkmaar, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Leiden to Alkmaar via Haarlem in around 1 h 9 min.

Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Leiden Centraal to Haarlem
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Haarlem to Alkmaar
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Leiden, Centraal to Haarlem, Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arriva.nl
Other operators
Taxi from Leiden to Alkmaar
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$190 - $240
Rotterdamse Taxi Centrale
Phone
+31 10 462 6060
Website
rtcnv.nl
Taxi Erdogan
Phone
+31 6 24856139
Rotterdam Taxi Service
Phone
+31 10 229 3508
Website
rotterdamtaxiservice.nl

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Leiden to Alkmaar?

The distance between Leiden and Alkmaar is 55 km. The road distance is 68 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Leiden to Alkmaar?

The cheapest way to get from Leiden to Alkmaar is to drive which costs 8€ - 13€ and takes 43 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Leiden to Alkmaar?

The quickest way to get from Leiden to Alkmaar is to taxi which takes 43 min and costs 160€ - 190€.

Is there a direct train between Leiden and Alkmaar?

No, there is no direct train from Leiden to Alkmaar. However, there are services departing from Leiden Centraal and arriving at Alkmaar via Haarlem. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 9 min.

How long does it take to get from Leiden to Alkmaar?

It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to get from Leiden to Alkmaar, including transfers.