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Overview: Train from Leiden to Brussels

distanceDistance90 miles (145 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 42 min
priceAverage train ticket price£25 (€28)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersNS International | IC, Thalys, Eurostar or NS International

Trains from Leiden to Brussels cover the 90 miles (145 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 42 min with our travel partners like NS International | IC, Thalys, Eurostar or NS International. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £18, but the average price of train tickets is £25. Travellers depart most frequently from Leiden Centraal and arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.

Train companies: Thalys and Eurostar trains Leiden to Brussels

You can travel by train between Leiden and Brussels with Thalys and Eurostar for as low as £18. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Thalys
Eurostar

Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train from Leiden to Brussels with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Thalys tickets between Leiden and Brussels are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect trip with Thalys between Leiden and Brussels all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current Thalys train timetables and train tickets available on Omio for the 90 miles (145 km) trip. You can also see relevant travel information for the Thalys train, such as luggage policy and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Leiden to Brussels routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best Thalys Leiden to Brussels train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Thalys train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Brussels with Thalys!

Train information from Leiden to Brussels with Thalys:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 10 min
  • Thalys frequency: 5 a day

Thalys has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train from Leiden to Brussels:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

Travel Tips: Trains from Leiden to Brussels

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FAQs

Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Leiden and Brussels?

Travel by train between Leiden, Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Brussels from Leiden restricted?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Leiden?

Entry Requirements:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

What are the safety rules to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

The government of Belgium 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 to Brussels from Leiden closer to your date of departure here.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Leiden, Netherlands from Brussels, Belgium?

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

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

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

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

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

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

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

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

Last verified on 20/01/2022. 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 Brussels to Leiden train here.

What is the price of the cheapest train between Leiden and Brussels?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Brussels from Leiden for as low as £18  for the next 7 days.

What is the average price of train tickets between Leiden and Brussels?

The Leiden to Brussels train ticket price is on average £25  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.

What is the distance from Leiden to Brussels via train?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Leiden and Brussels via train to be approximately 90 miles (145 km).

How long does it take from Leiden to Brussels by train?

On average the Leiden to Brussels train time is 2 h 42 min  covering the 90 miles (145 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

What station does the Leiden to Brussels train leave from? Which Brussels train station do I come into from Leiden?

Some of the Leiden train stations to Brussels you can start your journey from include Leiden Centraal, Leiden Lammenschans and Leiden, Transferium. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Brussels include Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Central and Brussels-Nord.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Leiden Centraal   and arriving in Bruxelles-Midi.

Where do I find the Leiden train station to Brussels? Where is the Brussels train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Leiden Centraal, is located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre of Leiden.

The most popular arrival train station, Bruxelles-Midi, is located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre of Brussels.

Which train companies can get me from Leiden to Brussels?

When taking a train from Leiden to Brussels, you can count on NS International | IC, Thalys, Eurostar or NS International for the best way to get you to Brussels. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Leiden and Brussels and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many train services per day are there from Leiden to Brussels?

The average number of trains departing Leiden for Brussels is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When can I take the first train from Leiden to Brussels? When can I take the last train for the day?

The first Leiden to Brussels train departs at 08: 17   and the last train from Leiden to Brussels leaves at 10: 35. Check out the most up-to-date Leiden to Brussels train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How far in advance should I buy train tickets between Leiden and Brussels for the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Leiden to Brussels is on average £25 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Leiden to Brussels available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Leiden
Brussels
Leiden Centraal is the most popular Leiden railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Leiden for your journey to Brussels.