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Overview: Train from Leeds to Amsterdam

distanceDistance283 miles (457 km)
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Trains from Leeds to Amsterdam cover the 283 miles (457 km) long trip with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

Trains from Leeds to Amsterdam

The journey from Leeds to Amsterdam by train should have a minimum duration of 8hr, although it make take you a few hours more because the journey involves changing trains. Four trains depart each day from Leeds which will allow you to get to Amsterdam within the same day, with departures beginning around 6:00 a.m. The total distance between Leeds and Amsterdam is 283 miles (457 km), and you must travel by indirect trains as a direct route between Leeds and Amsterdam is not available. Discover more about your journey from Leeds to Amsterdam here.

Leeds to Amsterdam Train Time: Daily Departures

If you want to complete your journey to Amsterdam within one day, you should choose a departure time which will allow you to reach London St Pancras Station in time for one of Eurostar’s two daily departures to Amsterdam. At least 4 trains depart from Leeds early each morning, and catching one of these train before approximately 7:30 a.m will allow you to reach London in good time for the second half of your journey. Departure times at Leeds Railway Station remain consistent between weekdays and weekends, but departure times from London St Pancras sometimes change at weekends.

How long is the journey by train from Leeds to Amsterdam?

The journey durations for rail travel between Leeds and Amsterdam can vary day by day, and can depend on the time you choose to travel. The fastest journeys on weekdays are around 8h, but can extend by several hours because you will need to change from your Leeds to London Kings Cross train and transfer to London St Pancras where the train to Amsterdam Centraal departs. Travelling at weekends can be more complex and involve a longer journey time, as you may be required to make a further change on train at between London and Amsterdam, for example at Brussels-Midi station. The fastest journeys at weekends may take around 10h.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Leeds to Amsterdam?

Departure train station: Leeds Railway Station. Serving the city of Leeds and the surrounding areas, Leeds Railway Station is one of the biggest stations in the UK. With the Leeds Interchange located just outside, it provides a major transport hub for travellers who can accept public transport including city and county buses and a 24h taxi rank. The railway station also has a cycle hub for travellers who want to repair, rent or store a bike on the go. The station is just 5min walk from the city centre, but you can access facilities such as shops, buffet areas and ATMs onsite. Leeds Railway Station also provides disabled access throughout the station.

Arrival train station: Amsterdam Centraal. Acting as a major travel hub for domestic and international travellers, Amsterdam Centraal is within walking distance of the city centre and provides access to many public transport options. There are express airport trains departing every 10min in peak times, and you can access city buses and trams departing from the station’s city side. A large taxi rank is onsite. In the station itself, you can find information desks to help you with whatever needs you might have, cafes and buffets and a large shopping sections. There are convenient facilities for travellers like lost luggage and self service tickets machines. The station is also accessible to travellers who are disabled.

Amsterdam Train Station. Source: Shutterstock

Which train companies travel from Leeds to Amsterdam?

Your journey from Leeds to Amsterdam by rail will generally be served by two providers. The first half of the journey from Leeds to London Kings Cross is run by London North Eastern Railway (LNER). LNER run trains every day from Leeds to London, with two trains usually departing every hour. Trains by LNER cover large parts of the North East of the UK including York, Harrogate and Edinburgh. The second half of the journey from London St Pancras Station to Amsterdam is run by Eurostar, which operates all services between the UK and the continent. Two trains generally depart for Amsterdam each day, and the operator also serves trains to Paris and Brussels.

London North Eastern Railway trains from Leeds to Amsterdam

London North Eastern Railways (LNER) run a frequent service between Leeds and London, with around two trains departing each hour from morning to evening. The journey between Leeds and London by rail takes around 2h 20min, and this part of the journey is direct and travels at a high speed. When you arrive in London Kings Cross and depart from your LNER train, you will need to travel to St Pancras Station to complete your journey from there.

Eurostar trains from Leeds to Amsterdam

Eurostar are the major operator of rail travel between the UK and the rest of Europe. Two trains depart from London St Pancras to arrive in Amsterdam each day, with one train usually in the morning and one in the afternoon. The duration of travel between London and Amsterdam is 4h 10min. This is a high speed middle distance journey, and facilities on board will accommodate your needs.

Train Leeds to Amsterdam: Services on Board

London North Eastern Railways (LNER) offer both a standard class and a first class for passengers travelling from Leeds to London, while Eurostar trains have three coach classes to choose from as you complete your journey from London to Amsterdam. Both operators have specified areas set aside for luggage storage, including places to store foldable pushchairs or bicycles. While LNER may accept pets on board for short distance journeys, Eurostar do not allow any animals to travel except for assistance dogs. LNER also accept assistance dogs for all journey types. Provisions are made by all providers to help disabled travellers have a safe and enjoyable trip, including designated spaces for wheelchairs and ramps.

Amsterdam Canal. Source: Shutterstock

How to find cheap train tickets from Leeds to Amsterdam?

There are some quick and easy ways to find cheap tickets from Leeds and Amsterdam. Firstly, try booking your tickets in advance of your journey. Prices rise the closer you get to your chosen date of departure. You can also save by being flexible with your travel dates and choosing to travel on a day or time thats less popular. Tickets at off peak times tend to be cheaper and more easily available. Choosing trains that take longer to reach your destination may also save you money.

To Amsterdam by train—travel tips

Amsterdam is a bustling city at the heart of Europe, with something for every traveller to see or do. With numerous museums, you can soak up culture from the Netherlands and beyond as you view the famous works of Van Gogh or Rembrandt. You can visit the houses of both of these artists in Amsterdam, or explore their works in the many galleries scattered across the city.

If you’re feeling inspired by these cultural highlights, why not rent a bicycle or explore on foot as you make your way around the city and it’s famed waterways. You can finish your day by sampling delicious Dutch food at the restaurants and cafes which line the streets, or eat on the go after making a stop at a street market. Whether you’re in Amsterdam for a day or a fortnight, there’s something amazing waiting for you.

Travel Tips: Trains from Leeds to Amsterdam

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Is cross-border travel by train between Leeds, United Kingdom and Amsterdam, Netherlands allowed?

Travel by train between Leeds, United Kingdom and Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Amsterdam from Leeds restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Leeds?

Entry Requirements:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 20/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Leeds and Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Leeds, United Kingdom from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Amsterdam to Leeds is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Netherlands?

Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Amsterdam?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Leeds, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last verified on 19/01/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Amsterdam to Leeds train here.

What is the distance by train from Leeds to Amsterdam?

The Leeds to Amsterdam train distance is approximately 283 miles (457 km).

What station does the Leeds to Amsterdam train leave from? Which Amsterdam train station do I come into from Leeds?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station   and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

Where is the departure train station in Leeds located? Where is the arrival train station in Amsterdam located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Leeds Railway Station and need to travel around 0.1 miles (172 m) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Amsterdam most often arrive at Amsterdam Centraal and need to travel around 0.6 miles (916 m) from this train station to the city centre.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Leeds is Leeds Railway Station. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Leeds Railway Station for your trip to Amsterdam from Leeds.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 45 - 23: 59 | Sun: 06: 45 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Leeds Railway Station
Bus lines: 1, 16, 201, 229, 34, 5, 60, A1
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express