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

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Train  •  36 min

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

9€ - 23€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  53 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Leiden to Amsterdam 47.6 km

3€

3 alternative options

Line 365 bus, line 397 bus  •  1h 22m

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

8€ - 11€

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leiden to Amsterdam 42 km

100€ - 120€

Drive  •  34 min

  1. Drive from Leiden to Amsterdam 42 km

5€ - 8€

Leiden to Amsterdam by train

The train journey time between Leiden and Amsterdam is around 36 min and covers a distance of around 47 km. The fastest train normally takes 32 min. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), the Leiden to Amsterdam train service departs from Leiden Centraal and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically 410 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
36 min
Fastest train time:
32 min
Trains per week:
410
Cheapest price:
9€
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:19
Last train departs at:
23:49

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leiden to Amsterdam train schedules

Leiden → Amsterdam
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COVID-19 help in Netherlands

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1351

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amsterdam is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Amsterdam is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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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 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leiden to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Leiden, Groenoord and arriving at Amsterdam, Elandsgracht via Schiphol, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Leiden Centraal and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

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It is 36 km from Leiden to Amsterdam. It is approximately 42 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 36 min and costs 9€ - 23€.

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The train from Leiden Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal takes 36 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Leiden to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Leiden, Groenoord 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 36 min and costs 9€ - 23€. Alternatively, you can line 365 bus and line 397 bus, which costs 8€ - 11€ and takes 1h 22m.

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Map of how to get from Leiden to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 36.1 km
  • Duration: 36 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Leiden Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 9€ - 23€ and the journey takes 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leiden to Amsterdam via Schiphol, Airport in around 1h 22m.

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 Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 23€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
16€ - 23€
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Leiden, Groenoord to Schiphol, Airport
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 6€
Website
arriva.nl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
34 min
Estimated price
100€ - 120€
PrimoTaxi
Phone
+ 31 10 262 2540
Website
primotaxi.nl
Taxi Erdogan
Phone
+31 6 24856139
Rotterdamse Taxi Centrale
Phone
+31 10 462 6060
Website
rtcnv.nl
Rotterdam Taxi Service
Phone
+31 10 229 3508
Website
rotterdamtaxiservice.nl
PrimoTaxi
Phone
+31 10 262 2540
Website
primotaxi.nl

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Amsterdam is 42 km. It takes approximately 34 min to drive from Leiden to Amsterdam.

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