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

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Train  •  35 min

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

$8 - $16

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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

$9 - $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

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

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The best way to get from Leiden to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 35 min and costs .

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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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Leiden to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Leiden, Centraal station.

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

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The best way to get from Leiden to Amsterdam is to train which takes 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 365 bus and line 397 bus, which costs and takes 1 h 28 min.

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Leiden to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Connexxion, arrive at Amsterdam, Leidseplein station.

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

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  • Distance: 22.6 miles
  • Duration: 35 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 28 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.

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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
$8 - $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 - $7
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

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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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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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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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Leiden and Amsterdam. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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