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There are 8 ways to get from Leiden to Chatelet by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord Thalys

€106 - €223

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10h 23m

  1. Take the bus from The Hague to Paris 803

€31 - €37

6 alternative options

Train via Brussels  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Roosendaal
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord Izy

€52 - €90

Drive  •  4h 48m

  1. Drive from Leiden to Chatelet 477.5 km

€60 - €90

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG  •  4h 28m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Paris CDG (CDG) AMS - CDG

€92 - €164

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly, train  •  4h 21m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Paris Orly (ORY) AMS - ORY
  2. Take the train from Antony to Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame

€73 - €207

Train, train to Brussels, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRU - CDG

€135 - €353

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels, train  •  4h 45m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord

€133 - €337

Leiden to Chatelet by train and subway

The journey time between Leiden and Chatelet is around 3h 34m and covers a distance of around 490 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 32m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), Thalys and Paris Metro, the Leiden to Chatelet service departs from Leiden Centraal and arrives in Châtelet. Typically 49 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 34m
Fastest journey time:
3h 32m
Journey distance:
490 km
Services per week:
49
Cheapest price:
€106
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:15
Last service departs at:
19:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leiden to Chatelet train and subway schedules

Netherlands → France
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International entry into France from Netherlands

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

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into France from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Cyprus, Greece, Netherlands and Portugal
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Greece, Netherlands and Portugal
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Comoros, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States, Vanuatu and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
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Rules to follow in France

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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 France from Netherlands.

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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 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Chatelet is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Chatelet is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, returning to Netherlands from France is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 3 Aug 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leiden to Chatelet is to bus which costs €30 - €40 and takes 10h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Leiden to Chatelet is to train which costs €100 - €230 and takes 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leiden to Chatelet. However, there are services departing from Leiden Centraal and arriving at Châtelet via Rotterdam Centraal and Gare du Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 20m.

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The distance between Leiden and Chatelet is 397 km. The road distance is 477.5 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Chatelet without a car is to train which takes 4h 20m and costs €100 - €230.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Leiden to Chatelet, including transfers.

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Leiden to Chatelet train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Chatelet is to train which takes 4h 20m and costs €100 - €230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 10h 23m, you could also fly, which costs €90 - €170 and takes 4h 28m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Leiden to Chatelet train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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Map of how to get from Leiden to Chatelet.
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  • Distance: 397.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 20m

What companies run services between Leiden, Netherlands and Chatelet, Île-de-France, France?

Thalys operates a train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord every 3 hours. Tickets cost €95 - €200 and the journey takes 2h 37m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from The Hague to Paris once daily. Tickets cost €23 - €29 and the journey takes 8h 20m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €260
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €340
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €430
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €260
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€11 - €230
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €200
Website
Thalys
Standard
€95 - €140
Comfort
€110 - €150
Premium
€140 - €200
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €90
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
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 Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €30
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€22 - €30
Train from Leiden Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €22
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€15 - €22
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €14
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€26 - €40
1st Class
€40 - €60
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Antony to Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
RATP Paris
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from The Hague to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Chatelet is 478 km. It takes approximately 4h 48m to drive from Leiden to Chatelet.

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Luxair, Air France and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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