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There are 7 ways to get from Leiden to Paris by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  4h 13m

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

104€ - 221€

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Bus  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Sainte Aybert - France > Sainte Aybert - Belgique > Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Hazeldonk - Belgique > Hazeldonk - Pays Bas > Rotterdam > Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk

24€ - 40€

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Roosendaal
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Paris 801

40€ - 67€

Drive  •  4h 41m

  1. Drive from Leiden to Paris Gallieni 476.1 km

55€ - 90€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG  •  4h 18m

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

87€ - 174€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly, train  •  4h 15m

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

68€ - 247€

Train, train to Brussels, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 33m

  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

145€ - 683€

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The cheapest way to get from Leiden to Paris is to bus which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 7h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Leiden to Paris is to train which costs 100€ - 230€ and takes 4h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leiden to Paris. However, there are services departing from Leiden Centraal and arriving at Paris Nord via Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 13m.

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The distance between Leiden and Paris is 397 km. The road distance is 476.1 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Paris without a car is to train which takes 4h 13m and costs 100€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 4h 13m to get from Leiden to Paris, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Leiden to Paris is to train which takes 4h 13m and costs 100€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 7h 43m, you could also fly, which costs 85€ - 180€ and takes 4h 18m.

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

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  • Distance: 397.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 13m

What companies run services between Leiden, Netherlands and Paris, France?

Thalys operates a train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord 4 times a day. Tickets cost 95€ - 200€ and the journey takes 2h 40m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine once daily. Tickets cost 15€ - 19€ and the journey takes 6h 10m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 280€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 270€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 330€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
12€ - 210€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
280€ - 1500€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Thalys
Standard
45€ - 65€
Comfort
55€ - 75€
Premium
60€ - 90€
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-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
41 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€
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
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
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 Rotterdam to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Paris is 476 km. It takes approximately 4h 41m to drive from Leiden to Paris.

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

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