There are 5 ways to get from Leiden to Rotterdam by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  34 min

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity

$7 - $14

4 alternative options

Line 400 bus, line 170 bus  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 400 bus from Leiden, Breestraat to Zoetermeer, Centrum West 400
  2. Take the line 170 bus from Zoetermeer, Centrum West to Berkel en Rodenrijs, Rodenrijs Metro 170

$9

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leiden to Rotterdam 22.4 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Leiden to Rotterdam 22.4 miles

$5 - $8

Uber  •  26 min

  1. Take an Uber from Leiden to Rotterdam 22.4 miles

$85 - $120

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Leiden Centraal and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 min.

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The distance between Leiden and Rotterdam is 26 km. The road distance is 35.8 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 34 min and costs .

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The train from Leiden Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal takes 34 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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

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The best way to get from Leiden to Rotterdam is to train which takes 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 400 bus and line 170 bus, which costs and takes 1 h 12 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Rotterdam is 36 km. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Leiden to Rotterdam.

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  • Distance: 16.4 miles
  • Duration: 34 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Leiden to Rotterdam every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $14 and the journey takes 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leiden to Rotterdam via Zoetermeer, Centrum West, Berkel en Rodenrijs, Rodenrijs Metro, and Berkel en Rodenrijs, Rodenrijs in around 1 h 12 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 Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Arriva NL
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
RET
Phone
+31 900 5006010
Email
klantenservice@ret.nl
Website
ret.nl
Bus from Zoetermeer, Centrum West to Berkel en Rodenrijs, Rodenrijs Metro
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ret.nl
Other operators
Uber Southern Netherlands
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Leiden to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Signup at
uber.com
uberX
$55 - $80
UberBLACK
$85 - $120
UberVAN
$95 - $130
Taxi from Leiden to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Rotterdamse Taxi Centrale
Phone
+31 10 462 6060
Website
rtcnv.nl
Taxi Erdogan
Phone
+31 6 24856139
Rotterdam Taxi Service
Phone
+31 10 229 3508
Website
rotterdamtaxiservice.nl

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