There are 7 ways to get from The Hague to Leiden by train, bus, rideshare, taxi, car, towncar or foot

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Train  •  18 min

  1. Take the train from Den Haag Centraal to Leiden Centraal Sprinter / ...

$5 - $10

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Rideshare  •  34 min

  1. Take the rideshare from The Hague to Leiden 13.6 miles

$2

5 alternative options

Bus  •  44 min

  1. Take the bus from Den Haag, Den Haag C. to Leiden, Korevaarstraat 45

$3 - $6

Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from The Hague to Leiden 12.9 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from The Hague to Leiden 12.9 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  16 min

  1. Take an Uber from The Hague to Leiden 12.9 miles

$55 - $75

Walk  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Walk from The Hague to Leiden 10.7 miles

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Den Haag, Den Haag C. and arriving at Leiden, Korevaarstraat. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Den Haag Centraal and arriving at Leiden Centraal. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 min.

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The distance between The Hague and Leiden is 15 km. The road distance is 20.7 km.

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The best way to get from The Hague to Leiden without a car is to train which takes 18 min and costs .

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The train from Den Haag Centraal to Leiden Centraal takes 18 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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The Hague to Leiden bus services, operated by Connexxion, depart from Den Haag, Den Haag C. station.

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The Hague to Leiden train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Den Haag Centraal station.

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The best way to get from The Hague to Leiden is to train which takes 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 44 min.

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The Hague to Leiden bus services, operated by Connexxion, arrive at Leiden, Korevaarstraat station.

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

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Map of how to get from The Hague to Leiden.
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  • Distance: 9.5 miles
  • Duration: 18 min

What companies run services between The Hague, Netherlands and Leiden, Netherlands?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from The Hague to Leiden every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $10 and the journey takes 18 min. Alternatively, Connexxion operates a bus from The Hague to Leiden hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $6 and the journey takes 44 min. Arriva NL also services this route hourly.

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 Den Haag Centraal to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Den Haag, Den Haag C. to Leiden, Korevaarstraat
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Den Haag, Centraal to Leiden, Korevaarstraat
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
arriva.nl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from The Hague to Leiden
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber Southern Netherlands
Website
uber.com
Towncar from The Hague to Leiden
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Signup at
uber.com
uberX
$35 - $50
UberBLACK
$55 - $75
UberVAN
$60 - $80
Taxi from The Hague to Leiden
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
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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Yes, the driving distance between The Hague to Leiden is 21 km. It takes approximately 16 min to drive from The Hague to Leiden.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between The Hague and Leiden. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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