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Train Information from London to Leiden

distanceDistance202 miles (325 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 11 min
priceAverage train ticket price£150 (€170)
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 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 between London and Leiden

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Eurostar

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:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • If passengers have an upcoming booking and are unable to or would rather not travel, there is a possibility to postpone their trip and claim an eVoucher. The eVoucher allows passengers to make a new booking within 12 months of the initial booking for travel until late 2021.

    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.

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    FAQs
    Is cross-border travel by train between London, United Kingdom and Leiden, Netherlands allowed?

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

    Is international entry into Leiden from London 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 London?

    Entry Requirements:

    • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
    • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
    • 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 required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    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.

    Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to London, United Kingdom from Leiden, Netherlands?

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

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

    Entry into 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 Leiden?

    Requirements for reentering:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
    • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) 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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

    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.

    What is the price of the cheapest train from London to Leiden?
    You can find a cheap train from London to Leiden for some dates and times for as low as £64  one way in the next 7 days.
    What is the cost of a train ticket from London to Leiden on average?
    The London to Leiden train ticket price is on average £150  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.
    How far is it from London to Leiden by train?
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance between London and Leiden via train to be approximately 202 miles (325 km).
    How many hours does it take from London to Leiden by train?
    The train time between London and Leiden is on average 4 h 11 min  for the 202 miles (325 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Leiden from London by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
    Which train station in London goes to Leiden? Which train station do I come into Leiden from London?

    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.

    Where is the London train station located? Where is the Leiden train station located?

    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.

    What train companies offer a service from London to Leiden?
    When taking a train from London to Leiden, you can count on Eurostar for the best way to get you to Leiden. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between London and Leiden and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    How many trains per day are there to Leiden from London?
    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.
    When can I take the first train from London to Leiden? When can I take the last train for the day?
    If you prefer early morning trains from London to Leiden, the first train leaves at 10: 04. If you prefer late night trains from London to Leiden, the last train of the day leaves at 17: 04. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Leiden schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
    How early should I buy train tickets between London and Leiden to score the best deals?
    If you book a train ticket between London and Leiden within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £150 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from London to Leiden are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    London
    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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    ATMATM
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    Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
    Connections to/from station
    Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
    Overground lines: Watford DC
    Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
    Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
    Amenities at station
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    Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
    Connections to/from station
    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
    Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
    Amenities at station
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    Connections to/from station
    Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
    Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
    Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
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    Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
    Connections to/from station
    Bus lines: 326, 139
    Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
    Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar