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Train  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Lammenschans to Utrecht Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf Ice

€27 - €62

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Bus  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Oberhausen central train station 056

€18 - €22

3 alternative options

Train via Arnhem  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf

Drive  •  2h 6m

  1. Drive from Leiden to Oberhausen 203.8 km

€25 - €40

Fly, train  •  2h 55m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Oberhausen Hbf

€83 - €273

Leiden to Oberhausen by train

The train journey time between Leiden and Oberhausen is around 2h 34m and covers a distance of around 195 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 27m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), the Leiden to Oberhausen train service departs from Leiden Lammenschans and arrives in Oberhausen Hbf. Typically 48 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 34m
Fastest train time:
2h 27m
Train distance:
195 km
Trains per week:
48
Cheapest price:
€27
Carbon emissions:
10 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 Oberhausen train schedules

Netherlands → Germany
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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
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Greece: South Aegean

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany 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 1.5 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 Oberhausen is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Oberhausen 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: 26 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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The cheapest way to get from Leiden to Oberhausen is to bus which costs €18 - €22 and takes 4h 32m.

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The fastest way to get from Leiden to Oberhausen is to drive. Taking this option will cost €25 - €40 and takes 2h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leiden to Oberhausen station. However, there are services departing from Leiden, Groenoord and arriving at Oberhausen central train station via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leiden to Oberhausen. However, there are services departing from Leiden Lammenschans and arriving at Oberhausen Hbf via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 55m.

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The distance between Leiden and Oberhausen is 180 km. The road distance is 203.8 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Oberhausen without a car is to train which takes 2h 55m and costs €26 - €65.

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It takes approximately 2h 55m to get from Leiden to Oberhausen, including transfers.

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Leiden to Oberhausen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport station.

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

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The best way to get from Leiden to Oberhausen is to train which takes 2h 55m and costs €26 - €65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €22 and takes 4h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Leiden to Oberhausen.
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  • Distance: 179.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 55m

What companies run services between Leiden, Netherlands and Oberhausen, Germany?

You can take a train from Leiden to Oberhausen via Utrecht Centraal in around 2h 55m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Oberhausen central train station once daily. Tickets cost €13 - €16 and the journey takes 2h 50m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
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 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 Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€17 - €24
1st Class
€28 - €40
Train from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €23
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €14
1st Class
€16 - €23
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €24
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€17 - €24
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
Eurobahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
ABELLIO Rail
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Oberhausen central train station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
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 Oberhausen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Oberhausen central train station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Oberhausen is 204 km. It takes approximately 2h 6m to drive from Leiden to Oberhausen.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 227+ hotels available in Oberhausen. Prices start at €75 per night.

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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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