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There are 6 ways to get from Leiden to Schiphol by train, bus, rideshare, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  21 min

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Schiphol Airport Sprinter / ...

€7 - €16

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Rideshare  •  38 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Leiden to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol 31.8 km

€3

4 alternative options

Bus  •  40 min

  1. Take the bus from Leiden, Kooiplein to Schiphol, Airport 365 / ...

€5 - €6

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leiden to Schiphol 28.3 km

€65 - €85

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Leiden to Schiphol 28.3 km

€3 - €6

Towncar  •  23 min

  1. Take a town car from Leiden to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport 28.5 km

Leiden to Schiphol by train

The train journey time between Leiden and Schiphol is around 17 min and covers a distance of around 27 km. The fastest train normally takes 15 min. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), the Leiden to Schiphol train service departs from Leiden Centraal and arrives in Schiphol Airport. Typically 1059 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
17 min
Fastest train time:
15 min
Trains per week:
1059
Cheapest price:
€7
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:08
Last train departs at:
23:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leiden to Schiphol train schedules

Leiden → Schiphol
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1351

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Yes, travel within Netherlands is currently allowed.

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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
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Schiphol is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Schiphol is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Leiden to Schiphol is to rideshare which costs €3 and takes 38 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leiden, Kooiplein and arriving at Schiphol, Airport. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Leiden Centraal and arriving at Schiphol Airport. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21 min.

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The distance between Leiden and Schiphol is 25 km. The road distance is 28.3 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Schiphol without a car is to train which takes 21 min and costs €7 - €16.

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The train from Leiden Centraal to Schiphol Airport takes 21 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Leiden to Schiphol bus services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Leiden, Kooiplein station.

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

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The best way to get from Leiden to Schiphol is to train which takes 21 min and costs €7 - €16. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €5 - €6 and takes 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Leiden to Schiphol.
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  • Distance: 24.8 km
  • Duration: 21 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Leiden Centraal to Schiphol Airport every 10 minutes. Tickets cost €7 - €16 and the journey takes 21 min. Alternatively, Arriva NL operates a bus from Leiden, Kooiplein to Schiphol, Airport every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €5 - €6 and the journey takes 40 min. Dutch Railways (NS) also services this route twice a week.

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 Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €16
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €10
1st Class
€11 - €16
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Leiden, Kooiplein to Schiphol, Airport
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €6
Website
arriva.nl
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
Bus from Leiden Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Leiden to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Leiden to Schiphol
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
€65 - €85
PrimoTaxi
Phone
+ 31 10 262 2540
Website
primotaxi.nl
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
PrimoTaxi
Phone
+31 10 262 2540
Website
primotaxi.nl
Jayride
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Leiden to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

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Leiden to Schiphol bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Schiphol, Airport station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Schiphol is 28 km. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Leiden to Schiphol.

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