There are 5 ways to get from Leiden to Amsterdam by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car
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Train • 35 min
$8 - $16
Rideshare • 53 min
3 alternative options
Line 365 bus, line 397 bus • 1 h 26 min
$8 - $13
Taxi • 32 min
$110 - $140
Drive • 32 min
$6 - $10
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Leiden to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs 3€ and takes 53 min.
The quickest way to get from Leiden to Amsterdam is to taxi which costs 100€ - 120€ and takes 32 min.
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 26 min.
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.
The distance between Leiden and Amsterdam is 36 km. The road distance is 42 km.
The best way to get from Leiden to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 35 min and costs 7€ - 14€.
The train from Leiden Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal takes 35 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.
Leiden to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Leiden, Centraal station.
Leiden to Amsterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Leiden Centraal station.
The best way to get from Leiden to Amsterdam is to train which takes 35 min and costs 7€ - 14€. Alternatively, you can line 365 bus and line 397 bus, which costs 7€ - 11€ and takes 1 h 26 min.
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 $8 - $16 and the journey takes 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leiden to Amsterdam via Schiphol, Airport in around 1 h 26 min.
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.
Train from Leiden Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Bus from Schiphol, Airport to Amsterdam, Leidseplein
- Ave. Duration
- 32 min
- Every 15 minutes
- Estimated price
- $3 - $6
- Schedules at
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Rideshare from Leiden to Amsterdam
- Ave. Duration
- 53 min
- 3 times a day
- Estimated price
- Book at
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More Questions & Answers
Leiden to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Connexxion, arrive at Amsterdam, Leidseplein station.
Leiden to Amsterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.
Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Amsterdam is 42 km. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Leiden to Amsterdam.
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