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There are 4 ways to get from Maastricht to Leiden by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Utrecht Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Leiden Lammenschans Intercity

$32 - $56

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Bus  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 833 / ...

$12 - $21

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 12m

  1. Drive from Maastricht to Leiden 140 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Liege-Guillemins
  2. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRU - AMS

$87 - $277

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The cheapest way to get from Maastricht to Leiden is to bus which costs 11€ - 19€ and takes 4h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Maastricht to Leiden is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Maastricht to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Maastricht and arriving at Leiden Centraal via Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Schiphol Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Maastricht to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Maastricht and arriving at Leiden Lammenschans via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 51m.

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The distance between Maastricht and Leiden is 168 km. The road distance is 224 km.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Leiden without a car is to train which takes 2h 51m and costs 27€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 2h 51m to get from Maastricht to Leiden, including transfers.

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Maastricht to Leiden bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Maastricht station.

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

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Leiden is to train which takes 2h 51m and costs 27€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 19€ and takes 4h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Maastricht to Leiden.
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  • Distance: 104.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 51m

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

You can take a train from Maastricht to Leiden via Utrecht Centraal in around 2h 51m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Maastricht to Leiden 3 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 3h 15m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
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 Maastricht to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Leiden Lammenschans
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Maastricht to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$14 - $20
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Maastricht to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Maastricht to Leiden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Maastricht to Leiden is 224 km. It takes approximately 2h 12m to drive from Maastricht to Leiden.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 1028+ hotels available in Leiden. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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