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There are 8 ways to get from Leiden to Gouda by train, bus, night train, rideshare, taxi, car or towncar

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

Recommended option

Train  •  36 min

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Den Haag Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Den Haag Centraal to Gouda Intercity / ...

$11 - $21

Cheapest option

Line 400 bus, line 177 bus  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 400 bus from Leiden, Breestraat to Zoetermeer, Centrum West 400
  2. Take the line 177 bus from Zoetermeer, Centrum West to Gouda, Station 177 / ...

$7 - $9

6 alternative options

Line 169 bus, train  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the line 169 bus from Leiden, Breestraat to Alphen a/d Rijn, Station 169 / ...
  2. Take the train from Alphen a/d Rijn to Gouda Sprinter

Night train  •  40 min

  1. Take the night train from Leiden Centraal to Gouda Intercity

$8 - $15

Rideshare  •  49 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Leiden to Gouda 25.8 miles

$12

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leiden to Gouda 24.9 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Leiden to Gouda 24.9 miles

$6 - $9

Uber  •  26 min

  1. Take an Uber from Leiden to Gouda 24.9 miles

$65 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Leiden to Gouda is to drive which costs 5€ - 8€ and takes 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leiden to Gouda is to taxi which costs 95€ - 120€ and takes 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leiden to Gouda station. However, there are services departing from Leiden, Breestraat and arriving at Gouda, Station via Zoetermeer, Centrum West. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Leiden Centraal and arriving at Gouda. This train operates Wednesday and Thursday. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

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The distance between Leiden and Gouda is 22 km. The road distance is 39.8 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Gouda without a car is to train which takes 36 min and costs 9€ - 19€.

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It takes approximately 36 min to get from Leiden to Gouda, including transfers.

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Leiden to Gouda bus services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Leiden, Breestraat station.

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

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The best way to get from Leiden to Gouda is to train which takes 36 min and costs 9€ - 19€. Alternatively, you can line 400 bus and line 177 bus, which costs 5€ - 9€ and takes 2 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Leiden to Gouda.
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  • Distance: 13.5 miles
  • Duration: 36 min

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

You can take a train from Leiden to Gouda via Den Haag Centraal in around 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leiden to Gouda via Zoetermeer, Centrum West in around 2 h 8 min.

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 Den Haag Centraal
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Den Haag Centraal to Gouda
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Night train from Leiden Centraal to Gouda
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Train from Alphen a/d Rijn to Gouda
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Connexxion
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Leiden, Breestraat to Alphen a/d Rijn, Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Leiden, Breestraat to Zoetermeer, Centrum West
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Zoetermeer, Centrum West to Gouda, Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
arriva.nl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Leiden to Gouda
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber Southern Netherlands
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Leiden to Gouda
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Signup at
uber.com
uberX
$65 - $95
UberBLACK
$100 - $140
UberVAN
$110 - $150
Taxi from Leiden to Gouda
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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

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Leiden to Gouda bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Gouda, Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Gouda is 40 km. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Leiden to Gouda.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Leiden and Gouda. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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