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

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Train  •  16 min

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

€7 - €16

Cheapest option

Bus  •  39 min

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

€5 - €6

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden 27.7 km

€65 - €80

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden 27.7 km

€3 - €5

Towncar  •  22 min

  1. Take a town car from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Leiden 27.7 km

Schiphol, Airport to Leiden by train

The train journey time between Schiphol, Airport and Leiden is around 16 min and covers a distance of around 27 km. The fastest train normally takes 15 min. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), the Schiphol, Airport to Leiden train service departs from Schiphol Airport and arrives in Leiden Centraal. Typically 542 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
16 min
Fastest train time:
15 min
Trains per week:
542
Cheapest price:
€7
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:26
Last train departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Schiphol, Airport to Leiden train schedules

Schiphol, Airport → Leiden
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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 Leiden is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Leiden 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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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden is to drive which costs €3 - €5 and takes 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden is to train which costs €7 - €16 and takes 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Schiphol, Airport and arriving at Leiden, Kooiplein. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Schiphol Airport and arriving at Leiden Centraal. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

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The distance between Schiphol, Airport and Leiden is 25 km. The road distance is 27.7 km.

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

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The train from Schiphol Airport to Leiden Centraal takes 16 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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

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

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The best way to get from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden is to train which takes 16 min and costs €7 - €16. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €5 - €6 and takes 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden.
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  • Distance: 24.9 km
  • Duration: 16 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Schiphol Airport to Leiden Centraal every 20 minutes. Tickets cost €7 - €16 and the journey takes 16 min. Alternatively, Arriva NL operates a bus from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden, Kooiplein every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €5 - €6 and the journey takes 39 min. Dutch Railways (NS) also services this route 3 times 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 Schiphol Airport to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 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 Schiphol, Airport to Leiden, Kooiplein
Ave. Duration
39 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 Schiphol Airport to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
Other operators
Taxi from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
€65 - €80
TCA Taxi
Phone
+31 20 777 7777
Website
tcataxi.nl
Taxi Team Amsterdam
Phone
+31 64 444 4087
Staxi
Phone
+31 20 705 8888
Website
staxi.nl
PrimoTaxi
Phone
+ 31 10 262 2540
Website
primotaxi.nl
Goedkoopnaarschiphol.NL
Phone
+31 20 260 0810
Website
goedkoopnaarschiphol.nl
Jayride
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Leiden

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

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

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

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