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There are 9 ways to get from Leiden to Germany by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly to Dusseldorf, subway  •  2h 40m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  2. Take the subway from D-Wehrhahn S to D-Benrather Straße

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Bus  •  13h 22m

  1. Take the bus from The Hague to Berlin Südkreuz train station N1325

€43 - €54

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Fly to Hamburg  •  3h 55m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hamburg (HAM) AMS - HAM

€45 - €239

Fly to Frankfurt  •  3h 51m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Frankfurt (FRA) AMS - FRA

€55 - €230

Fly to Stuttgart  •  3h 59m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Stuttgart (STR) AMS - STR

€75 - €261

Train via Duisburg  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Lammenschans to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...

€53 - €195

Train  •  8h 9m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal Sprinter / ...
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf Ic

€61 - €145

Train, bus  •  12h 22m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Groningen Intercity
  2. Take the bus from Groningen to Berlin - Central Bus Station Amsterdam Sloterdijk > Groningen > Leer > Bremen > Hamburg > Berlin

€46 - €82

Drive  •  6h 32m

  1. Drive from Leiden to Berlin 690.8 km

€85 - €130

Leiden to Germany by train

The train journey time between Leiden and Germany is around 8h 6m and covers a distance of around 717 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 10m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Leiden to Germany train service departs from Leiden Lammenschans and arrives in S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf. Typically 47 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 6m
Fastest train time:
7h 10m
Trains per week:
47
Cheapest price:
€54
Carbon emissions:
37 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:27
Last train departs at:
17:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leiden to Germany train schedules

Netherlands → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from Albania, Andorra, Australia, China, Falkland Islands, Hong Kong, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Mayotte, French Guiana, Guadeloupe
Finland: Satakunta, Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi
Norway: Innlandet
Portugal: Azores, Madeira

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

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

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No, entry into Germany from Netherlands is currently restricted.

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Germany is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Germany is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, returning to Netherlands from Germany is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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The cost-effective way to get from Leiden to Germany is to bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 13h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Leiden to Germany is to fly which costs €55 - €230 and takes 3h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leiden to Germany. However, there are services departing from Leiden, Korevaarstraat and arriving at S+U Alexanderpl./Grunerstr.(Bln) [Grunerstr.] via The Hague and S Südkreuz Bhf/Ostseite. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leiden to Germany. However, there are services departing from Leiden Lammenschans and arriving at S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf via Utrecht Centraal, Duisburg Hbf and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 41m.

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The distance between Leiden and Germany is 426 km. The road distance is 690.8 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Germany without a car is to train via Duisburg which takes 7h 41m and costs €50 - €200.

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It takes approximately 2h 40m to get from Leiden to Germany, including transfers.

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Leiden to Germany bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from The Hague station.

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

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The best way to get from Leiden to Germany is to fly which takes 3h 55m and costs €45 - €240. Alternatively, you can train via Duisburg, which costs €50 - €200 and takes 7h 41m, you could also bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 13h 22m.

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Map of how to get from Leiden to Germany.
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  • Distance: 426.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 40m

What companies run services between Leiden, Netherlands and Germany?

KLM and Eurowings fly from Leiden to Hamburg every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leiden to Berlin via Utrecht Centraal, Duisburg Hbf, and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof in around 7h 41m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €490
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €120
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Train operators
Rheinbahn AG
Website
rheinbahn.de
Subway from D-Wehrhahn S to D-Benrather Straße
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
rheinbahn.de
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
€9 - €23
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€16 - €23
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€17 - €24
1st Class
€29 - €40
Train from Leiden Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €22
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€16 - €22
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €120
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€50 - €70
1st Class
€85 - €120
Train from Leiden Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€23 - €35
1st Class
€35 - €55
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 Duisburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Groningen to Berlin - Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
Blablabus
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 Berlin Südkreuz train station
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Leiden to Germany bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin Südkreuz train station.

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Leiden to Germany train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Germany is 691 km. It takes approximately 6h 32m to drive from Leiden to Germany.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs €7 - €16.

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