There are 4 ways to get from Utrecht to Leiden by train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  37 min

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Leiden Lammenschans Intercity

$8 - $16

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Rideshare  •  58 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Utrecht to Leiden 34.1 miles

$5

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Utrecht to Leiden 34.2 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Leiden 34.2 miles

$8 - $12

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Utrecht Centraal and arriving at Leiden Lammenschans. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 37 min.

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The distance between Utrecht and Leiden is 44 km. The road distance is 54.8 km.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Leiden without a car is to train which takes 37 min and costs .

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The train from Utrecht Centraal to Leiden Lammenschans takes 37 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Utrecht to Leiden is 55 km. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Utrecht to Leiden.

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There are 1033+ hotels available in Leiden. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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

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  • Distance: 27.3 miles
  • Duration: 37 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Utrecht to Leiden every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $8 - $16 and the journey takes 37 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 Utrecht Centraal to Leiden Lammenschans
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Utrecht to Leiden
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Utrecht to Leiden
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Taxi Utrecht Midland
Phone
+31 30 744 0878
Website
taxi-utrecht-midland.nl
J.A. van den Berg Taxi
Phone
+31 30 889 0754
SuTax
Phone
+31 30 266 1313
Website
sutax.nl

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