London to Leiden train

Cheap train tickets from London to Leiden

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Cheapest

£143

Average

£192

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Eurostar
18:04London4h11 22:15Leiden
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£1431One-way
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17:04London4h11 21:15Leiden
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£2171One-way
Eurostar
07:16London3h59 11:15Leiden
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£2171One-way

Train schedule London to Leiden

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07:16London3h59 11:15Leiden
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17:04London4h11 21:15Leiden
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18:04London4h11 22:15Leiden
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Fastest train times from London to Leiden

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 59 m

Average

4 h 7 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

325 km

Of the 3 trains that leave London for Leiden every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Eurostar
07:16London3h59 11:15Leiden
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£2171One-way
Eurostar
18:04London4h11 22:15Leiden
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£1431One-way
Eurostar
17:04London4h11 21:15Leiden
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£2171One-way

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Overview: Train from London to Leiden

distanceDistance202 miles (325 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 59 min
priceAverage train ticket price£144 (€163)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersEurostar

Trains from London to Leiden cover the 202 miles (325 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 59 min with our travel partners like Eurostar. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £144, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £58. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Leiden Centraal.

Train companies: Eurostar trains London to Leiden

You can travel by train to Leiden from London with Eurostar for as low as £58. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

Eurostar

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel from London to Leiden in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train from London to Leiden, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

London to Leiden train information with Eurostar:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 31 min
  • Average Price: £58
  • Eurostar frequency: 1 a day

Trains from London to Leiden

A trip from London to Leiden can take as little as four hours by train. The route requires just one change at Rotterdam, making it a quick, low-hassle way to get to this culture-rich Amsterdam city. Depending on their schedules, passengers can choose between a morning departure and an early evening departure on weekdays.

Which train companies travel from London to Leiden?

The first train on the London to Leiden route is a high-speed service operated by leading international provider Eurostar. Once passengers change to their second train, the final stretch of the journey is provided by the regional train company Intercity. Eurostar is a high-speed railway service that travels under the channel reaching speeds of up to 186mph. It has three class levels of tickets and all passengers can bring on two pieces of hand luggage.

How long is the train from London to Leiden?

All trains from London to Leiden require one change at Rotterdam. The first train from London to Rotterdam takes just over three hours while the second train from Rotterdam to Leiden takes around 30 minutes. The transfer time between these two trains is no more than 10 to 15 minutes, making the overall journey duration around four hours in total.

How many trains are there from London to Leiden?

On weekdays, there are two trains available: one leaving in the morning, with one leaving at the start of peak travel in the evening. On weekends, there is only one train per day from London to Leiden. The Saturday train is the morning service departing at around 8:15 a.m., and the Sunday train is the afternoon service departing at around 5:15 p.m.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Leiden?

Departure train station: Passengers to Leiden depart from London St. Pancras International Station. This station is easy to reach via one of six tube lines or dozens of bus routes. While waiting for the train, passengers can utilise the stations many facilities—restaurants, including a champagne bar, high-street shops, Wi-Fi and phones, excess baggage storage, and more.

Arrival train station: The arrival station is Leiden Centraal, located less than a 10 minute walk from the canal bordering Leiden’s city centre. There is a large bus station outside the station which serves an extensive bus network around the city. Inside the station, there are places to eat, shop, and store luggage.


Eurostar trains from London to Leiden

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The Eurostar is a high-speed railway company operating in Europe since 1994. It travels at 186mph under the English Channel to cities on the continent—whether you’re going to Brussels, Amsterdam or Rotterdam. The train is Europe’s solution to fly less; over 11 million Europeans chose to take the train to London from Paris instead of flying in 2019.

The check-in time for Eurostar to Leiden train is around 30 minutes. This means you can arrive in plenty of time to pick up a coffee at the Gare du Nord station in Paris or St Pancras Station in London. Eurostar trains are kitted out with an onboard bistro, toilets, air conditioning and Wi-Fi to make the train journey from London to Leiden more comfortable.

With three fare classes to choose from—Standard, Standard Premier and Business Premier—you can pick which is best for you; It’s easy to book cheap Eurostar return tickets in advance by travelling mid-week. You can choose to travel in comfort in Business Premier when taking the London to Leiden train, get served a hot meal and drinks throughout the crossing with newspapers and access to the Ashford Departure Lounge in London.


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Eurostar Trains from London to Leiden

The Eurostar is a high-speed train company connecting the UK to continental Europe and beyond.

When planning trips to Eurostar destinations, consider checking back for offers on Eurostar tickets. Speak to the Customer Care team at the Omio help centre for cancellations or changes to your ticket from London to Leiden.

Travel Tips: Trains from London to Leiden

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FAQs

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Leiden, Netherlands by train is: Fully open.

What is the status of international entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months

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

When travelling in Netherlands, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 16/05/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from London to Leiden before travelling.

Return travel from Netherlands to United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to London from Leiden?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

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

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

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

Last checked on 18/05/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to London from Leiden.

You can find a cheap train from London to Leiden for some dates and times for as low as £58  one way in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Leiden train to cost on average £144  one way.
You should expect to travel around 202 miles (325 km)  between London and Leiden by train.
While the time it takes to travel 202 miles (325 km) between London and Leiden can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from London to Leiden is on average 3 h 59 min.

When taking the train to Leiden from London, you can choose to depart from train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Your route can end in train stations such as Leiden Centraal, Leiden Lammenschans and Leiden, Transferium.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from London Victoria   and arrive in Leiden Centraal.

Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Leiden Centraal and need to travel approximately 1.4 miles (2.3 km) from the train station to the city centre in Leiden.

For the best London to Leiden train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Eurostar. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between London and Leiden to compare what amenities they may offer.
On average, there is 1 train a day from London to Leiden. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first train from London to Leiden leaves at 07: 16   and the last train for this leaves at 18: 04. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Leiden times to help you book the best departure time for this route.
If you book a train ticket to Leiden from London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £144 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between London and Leiden are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Leiden
London Victoria is the most popular London 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 London for your journey to Leiden.
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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ParkingParking
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Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139

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