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Train  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Bedford

£130 - £358

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton, train  •  4h 7m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Luton (LTN) AMS - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to Bedford

£53 - £157

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Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6h 23m

  1. Drive from Leiden to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Bedford

£186 - £212

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 24m

  1. Drive from Leiden to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Bedford

£74 - £112

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London City, train  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Bedford

£87 - £351

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow, train  •  5h 8m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) AMS - LHR
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Bedford

£74 - £241

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham, train, bus  •  5h 48m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Birmingham (BHX) AMS - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Milton Keynes Central
  3. Take the bus from Central station to Bedford, Bus Station

£64 - £275

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly to London Stansted  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Lammenschans to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to London Stansted (STN) EIN - STN
  4. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Bedford

£74 - £197

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Bristol, train  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bristol (BRS) AMS - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Bedford

£105 - £518

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Norwich, train  •  6h 56m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Norwich (NWI) AMS - NWI
  2. Take the train from Norwich to London Liverpool Street
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Bedford

£132 - £684

Leiden to Bedford by train

The train journey time between Leiden and Bedford is around 5h 14m and covers a distance of around 394 miles. The fastest train normally takes 5h 10m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), Eurostar, East Midlands Railways and others, the Leiden to Bedford train service departs from Leiden Centraal and arrives in Bedford. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 14m
Fastest train time:
5h 10m
Train distance:
394 miles
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
£130
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
12:45
Last train departs at:
13:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leiden to Bedford train schedules

Netherlands → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the past 10 days

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Netherlands

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, France, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Taiwan and Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
This applies to arrivals from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Iceland, Israel, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Regional advice

Regional advice

Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering United Kingdom from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bedford is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bedford is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Bedford is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from United Kingdom.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 24 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Leiden to Bedford is to fly and train which costs €60 - €190 and takes 4h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Leiden to Bedford is to fly and train which costs €60 - €190 and takes 4h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leiden to Bedford. However, there are services departing from Leiden Centraal and arriving at Bedford via Rotterdam Centraal and London St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 52m.

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The distance between Leiden and Bedford is 211 miles.

The best way to get from Leiden to Bedford without a car is to train which takes 5h 52m and costs €150 - €420.

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It takes approximately 5h 52m to get from Leiden to Bedford, including transfers.

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Leiden to Bedford train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Bedford is 1h behind Leiden. It is currently 8:08 AM in Leiden and 7:08 AM in Bedford.

Leiden to Bedford train services, operated by East Midlands Railways, arrive at Bedford station.

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Map of how to get from Leiden to Bedford.
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  • Distance: 211.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 52m

What companies run services between Leiden, Netherlands and Bedford, England?

You can take a train from Leiden to Bedford via Rotterdam Centraal, London St Pancras Eurostar, and London St Pancras International in around 5h 52m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £220
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £230
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £210
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Norwich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £140
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £120
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£30 - £130
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
£30 - £80
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£18 - £80
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£15 - £200
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Bedford
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£25 - £40
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£11 - £26
Off-Peak Single
£20 - £29
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£25 - £40
Train from Luton to Bedford
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £17
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £17
Off-Peak Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£11 - £17
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Bedford
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£22 - £28
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£22 - £28
Train from Luton to Bedford
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£9 - £12
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £24
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £24
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 Lammenschans to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £20
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
£8 - £12
1st Class
£14 - £20
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £24
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
£10 - £15
1st Class
£17 - £24
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£19 - £27
Website
Deutsche Bahn
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £100
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Central station to Bedford, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Uno
Phone
01707 255764
Email
unobus@herts.ac.uk
Website
unobus.info
Bus from Central station to Bedford, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4
Website
Uno
Ferry operators

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