|Distance||202 miles (325 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 11 min|
|Average train ticket price||£150 (€170)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
Trains from London to Leiden cover the 202 miles (325 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 11 min with our travel partners like Eurostar. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £64, but the average price of train tickets is £150. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Leiden Centraal.
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Eurostar is the premier high-speed railway service which connects the United Kingdom with Europe through the Channel Tunnel with journeys connecting London St Pancras International with Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam among other popular European cities. With its high-speed service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), the Eurostar makes travel between the UK and Europe as smooth and easy as possible. When you book your London to Leiden train, you can choose between ticket types like Standard, Standard Premier (with spacious seats and light refreshments served), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seats, lounge access, hot meals served and priority boarding).
Eurostar has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Eurostar tickets between London and Leiden and when travelling by train:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Eurostar is a high-speed train company connecting the UK to continental Europe and beyond.
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Travel by train between London, United Kingdom and Leiden, Netherlands is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 20/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Leiden from London closer to your date of departure here.
Return travel from Netherlands to United Kingdom is: Partially open.
Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
Requirements for reentering:
The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 20/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to London from Leiden.
There are a few train stations in London to start your route from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. In Leiden you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Leiden Centraal, Leiden Lammenschans and Leiden, Transferium.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Leiden Centraal.
Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from London Victoria and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Leiden most often arrive at Leiden Centraal and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city centre.
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