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

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Train  •  33 min

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

$7 - $14

Cheapest option

Line 170 bus, line 400 bus  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the line 170 bus from Berkel en Rodenrijs, Rodenrijs Metro to Zoetermeer, Centrum West Uitstaphalte 170
  2. Take the line 400 bus from Zoetermeer, Centrum West to Leiden, Korevaarstraat 800 / ...

$7 - $9

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Rotterdam to Leiden 22 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Leiden 22 miles

$5 - $8

Uber  •  26 min

  1. Take an Uber from Rotterdam to Leiden 22 miles

$85 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Leiden is to drive which costs 4€ - 7€ and takes 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Leiden is to taxi which costs 80€ - 100€ and takes 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Leiden Centraal. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 33 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Leiden is 26 km. The road distance is 35.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Leiden without a car is to train which takes 33 min and costs 6€ - 12€.

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The train from Rotterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal takes 33 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Leiden is to train which takes 33 min and costs 6€ - 12€. Alternatively, you can line 170 bus and line 400 bus, which costs 6€ - 9€ and takes 1 h 14 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Leiden is 35 km. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Rotterdam to Leiden.

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  • Distance: 16.4 miles
  • Duration: 33 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Rotterdam to Leiden every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $14 and the journey takes 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Leiden via Berkel en Rodenrijs, Rodenrijs, Berkel en Rodenrijs, Rodenrijs Metro, Zoetermeer, Centrum West Uitstaphalte, and Zoetermeer, Centrum West in around 1 h 14 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 Rotterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Website
ns.nl
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Bus operators
RET
Phone
+31 900 5006010
Email
klantenservice@ret.nl
Website
ret.nl
Bus from Berkel en Rodenrijs, Rodenrijs Metro to Zoetermeer, Centrum West Uitstaphalte
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ret.nl
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Zoetermeer, Centrum West to Leiden, Korevaarstraat
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
arriva.nl
Other operators
Uber Southern Netherlands
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Rotterdam to Leiden
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Signup at
uber.com
uberX
$55 - $80
UberBLACK
$85 - $120
UberVAN
$90 - $130
Taxi from Rotterdam to Leiden
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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