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

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Train  •  1 h 20 min

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

$14 - $25

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Bus, train  •  2 h 19 min

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

$13 - $20

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leiden to Alkmaar 42.3 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Leiden to Alkmaar 42.3 miles

$10 - $15

Questions & Answers

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 20 min.

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The distance between Leiden and Alkmaar is 55 km. The road distance is 67.7 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Alkmaar without a car is to train which takes 1 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to get from Leiden to Alkmaar, including transfers.

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Leiden to Alkmaar train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Leiden Centraal station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Alkmaar is 68 km. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from Leiden to Alkmaar.

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Map of how to get from Leiden to Alkmaar.
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  • Distance: 34.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 20 min

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 20 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 Leiden Centraal to Haarlem
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Haarlem to Alkmaar
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
ns.nl
Book at
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 - $8
Website
arriva.nl
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
Bus from Leiden Centraal to Haarlem
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Other operators
Taxi from Leiden to Alkmaar
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
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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