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There are 8 ways to get from Paris to Leiden by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 20 min

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

$130 - $169

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Bus  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to The Hague 803 / ...

$20 - $49

6 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Leiden 298.8 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Paris CDG to Amsterdam  •  4 h 18 min

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

$70 - $296

Fly Paris Orly to Amsterdam  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Amsterdam (AMS) ORY - AMS

$53 - $224

Fly Paris Orly to Rotterdam  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Rotterdam (RTM) ORY - RTM

$110 - $577

Fly Paris CDG to Brussels, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal

$108 - $341

Train to Brussels, fly to Amsterdam  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRU - AMS

$158 - $367

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Leiden is to bus which costs 17€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Leiden is to train which costs 110€ - 150€ and takes 3 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Paris, Paris and arriving at Leiden, Breestraat via Den Haag, Den Haag C.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Paris-Nord and arriving at Leiden Centraal via Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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The distance between Paris and Leiden is 397 km. The road distance is 478 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Leiden without a car is to train which takes 3 h 20 min and costs 110€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Paris to Leiden, including transfers.

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

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Paris to Leiden train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Leiden is to train which takes 3 h 20 min and costs 110€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 7 min, you could also fly, which costs 60€ - 260€ and takes 4 h 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Leiden.
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  • Distance: 248.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

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

Thalys operates a train from Paris to Leiden every 3 hours. Tickets cost $120 - $160 and the journey takes 2 h 37 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Leiden 5 times a day. Tickets cost $26 - $45 and the journey takes 8 h 10 min. Ouibus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam via Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam via Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via Toulon/Hyeres
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via Split
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
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 Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Paris, Paris to The Hague
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Paris Centre - Bercy to The Hague
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Paris to Leiden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at The Hague station.

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Paris to Leiden train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Leiden is 478 km. It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to drive from Paris to Leiden.

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

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There are 1017+ hotels available in Leiden. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 40 min and costs 10€.

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