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

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  •  35 min

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity / ...

$9 - $16

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  53 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Leiden to Amsterdam 29.7 miles

$3

3 alternative options

Line 365 bus, line 397 bus  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the line 365 bus from Leiden, Centraal to Schiphol, Airport 365
  2. Take the line 397 bus from Schiphol, Airport to Amsterdam, Leidseplein 397

$8 - $13

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leiden to Amsterdam 26.2 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Leiden to Amsterdam 26.2 miles

$6 - $10

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leiden to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs 3€ and takes 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leiden to Amsterdam is to taxi which costs 100€ - 120€ and takes 32 min.

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The distance between Leiden and Amsterdam is 36 km. The road distance is 42 km.

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The train from Leiden Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal takes 35 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leiden to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Leiden, Centraal and arriving at Amsterdam, Leidseplein via Schiphol, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Leiden Centraal and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Leiden to Amsterdam every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $16 and the journey takes 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leiden to Amsterdam via Schiphol, Airport in around 1 h 28 min.

Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Leiden Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Leiden, Centraal to Schiphol, Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
arriva.nl
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Schiphol, Airport to Amsterdam, Leidseplein
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Leiden to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Leiden to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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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