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

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Line 181 bus, train  •  41 min

  1. Take the line 181 bus from Schiphol, Zuideinde to Schiphol, Airport 181
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Leiden Centraal Intercity / ...

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Line 181 bus, line 365 bus  •  1h 33m

  1. Take the line 181 bus from Schiphol, Zuideinde to Schiphol, Airport 181
  2. Take the line 365 bus from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden, Leiden Centraal 365

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Line 180 bus, train  •  48 min

  1. Take the line 180 bus from Schiphol, Zuideinde to Schiphol, Airport 180
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Leiden Centraal Intercity / ...

Taxi  •  25 min

  1. Take a taxi from Schiphol to Leiden 30.5 km

Drive  •  25 min

  1. Drive from Schiphol to Leiden 30.5 km

Schiphol to Leiden by bus and train

743 Weekly Services
41 min Average Duration
€10 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Schiphol to Leiden is to drive which costs €5 - €9 and takes 25 min.

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The fastest way to get from Schiphol to Leiden is to taxi which takes 25 min and costs €85 - €110.

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No, there is no direct bus from Schiphol to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Schiphol, Zuideinde and arriving at Leiden, Leiden Centraal via Schiphol, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 33m.

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The distance between Schiphol and Leiden is 38 km. The road distance is 30.5 km.

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The best way to get from Schiphol to Leiden without a car is to line 181 bus and train which takes 41 min and costs €9 - €22.

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It takes approximately 41 min to get from Schiphol to Leiden, including transfers.

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Schiphol to Leiden bus services, operated by Connexxion, depart from Schiphol, Zuideinde station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Schiphol to Leiden is 30 km. It takes approximately 25 min to drive from Schiphol to Leiden.

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  • Distance: 37.7 km
  • Duration: 41 min

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

You can take a bus from Schiphol to Leiden via Schiphol, Airport in around 1h 33m.

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
17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €18
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
€7 - €11
1st Class Full Fare
€12 - €18
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
0800-0232 545
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden, Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Schedules at
arriva.nl
Other operators
Taxi from Schiphol to Leiden
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
€85 - €110
TCA Taxi
Phone
+31 20 777 7777
Website
tcataxi.nl
Taxi Now
Phone
+31 20 2101325
Website
taxi-now.nl
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
Dutch Cab Company
Phone
+31 202101511
Website
dutchcabcompany.nl

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