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There are 5 ways to get from Leiden to Zaanse Schans by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Amsterdam Sloterdijk Intercity
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Zaandijk Zaanse Schans Sprinter

$12 - $23

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Bus, line 395 bus  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Leiden Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Take the bus from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
  3. Take the line 395 bus from Amsterdam, Station Sloterdijk to Zaandam, Borgerdiep 395

$3 - $6

3 alternative options

Train, line 391 bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity / ...
  2. Take the line 391 bus from Amsterdam, Centraal Station IJzijde to Zaandam, Zaanse Schans 391 / ...

$12 - $21

Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leiden to Zaanse Schans 34 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Leiden to Zaanse Schans 34 miles

$8 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Leiden to Zaanse Schans is to bus and line 395 bus which costs 3€ - 5€ and takes 2 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leiden to Zaanse Schans is to taxi which costs 130€ - 160€ and takes 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leiden to Zaanse Schans. However, there are services departing from Leiden Centraal and arriving at Zaandam, Borgerdiep via Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam, Station Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leiden to Zaanse Schans. However, there are services departing from Leiden Centraal and arriving at Zaandijk Zaanse Schans via Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 9 min.

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The distance between Leiden and Zaanse Schans is 41 km. The road distance is 54.4 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Zaanse Schans without a car is to train which takes 1 h 9 min and costs 10€ - 21€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to get from Leiden to Zaanse Schans, including transfers.

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Leiden to Zaanse Schans bus services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Leiden Centraal station.

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

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The best way to get from Leiden to Zaanse Schans is to train which takes 1 h 9 min and costs 10€ - 21€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 395 bus, which costs 3€ - 5€ and takes 2 h 16 min.

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  • Distance: 25.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 9 min

What companies run services between Leiden, Netherlands and Zaanse Schans, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Leiden to Zaanse Schans via Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Zaandijk Zaanse Schans in around 1 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leiden to Zaanse Schans via Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Amsterdam, Station Sloterdijk, and Zaandam, Borgerdiep in around 2 h 16 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 Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Zaandijk Zaanse Schans
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Leiden Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Amsterdam, Centraal Station IJzijde to Zaandam, Zaanse Schans
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
Bus from Amsterdam, Station Sloterdijk to Zaandam, Borgerdiep
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.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
Every 20 minutes
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Other operators
Taxi from Leiden to Zaanse Schans
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
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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Leiden to Zaanse Schans bus services, operated by Connexxion, arrive at Zaandam, Borgerdiep station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Zaanse Schans is 54 km. It takes approximately 37 min to drive from Leiden to Zaanse Schans.

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There are 2954+ hotels available in Zaanse Schans. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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