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There are 5 ways to get from Leiden to Brussels by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi Thalys / ...

$27 - $79

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Bus Ouibus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Leiden, Breestraat to Den Haag, Den Haag Centraal 45
  2. Take the bus from The Hague to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus

$9 - $16

3 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Leiden to Brussels, Brussels-North station 813

$10 - $18

Drive  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Leiden to Brussels 114.2 miles

$27 - $40

Fly  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU

$57 - $255

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The cheapest way to get from Leiden to Brussels is to bus which costs 8€ - 14€ and takes 4 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leiden to Brussels is to drive which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leiden and arriving at Brussels, Brussels-North station station. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leiden to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Leiden Centraal and arriving at Brussel-Zuid/Midi via Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 4 min.

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The distance between Leiden and Brussels is 146 km. The road distance is 182.7 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 2 h 4 min and costs 23€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to get from Leiden to Brussels, including transfers.

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Leiden to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Leiden station.

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

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The best way to get from Leiden to Brussels is to train which takes 2 h 4 min and costs 23€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 16€ and takes 4 h 5 min, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 230€ and takes 2 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Leiden to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 91.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 4 min

What companies run services between Leiden, Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium?

You can take a train from Leiden to Brussels via Rotterdam Centraal in around 2 h 4 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Leiden to Brussels once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $18 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
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 Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $85
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $75
Premier
$75 - $90
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Leiden to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Leiden, Breestraat to Den Haag, Den Haag Centraal
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Leiden, Breestraat to Den Haag, Centraal
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
arriva.nl
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from The Hague to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Leiden to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Leiden to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Brussels is 183 km. It takes approximately 1 h 54 min to drive from Leiden to Brussels.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Airport to Brussels Airport.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Amsterdam Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs 7€ - 13€.

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