London to Leiden train

Tue, 18 Jun
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Cheap train tickets from London to Leiden

Showing times and prices for 18 Jun

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London to Leiden is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Eurostar
05:163h59
London
09:15Leiden
£1191One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
17:044h11
London
21:15Leiden
£1831One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
18:044h11
London
22:15Leiden
£2071One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
07:163h59
London
11:15Leiden
£2301One-way
0 changes

Train timetableLondon to Leiden

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 18 June
Eurostar
18:044h11
London
22:15Leiden
0 changes
Eurostar
05:163h59
London
09:15Leiden
0 changes
Eurostar
07:163h59
London
11:15Leiden
0 changes
Eurostar
17:044h11
London
21:15Leiden
0 changes

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Train times from London to Leiden

Showing times and prices for 18 Jun

Fastest Journey

3 h 59 m

Average

4 h 5 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

325 km

Of the 4 trains that leave London for Leiden every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Eurostar
05:163h59
London
09:15Leiden
£1191One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
07:163h59
London
11:15Leiden
£2301One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
18:044h11
London
22:15Leiden
£2071One-way
0 changes
Eurostar
17:044h11
London
21:15Leiden
£1831One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from London to Leiden

distanceDistance202 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price£172 (€193)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesEurostar

Trains from London to Leiden cover the 202 miles long journey taking on average 3 h 16 min with our travel partners like Eurostar. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £172, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £59. Travellers depart most frequently from London Waterloo and arrive in Leiden Centraal.

Train providers: Eurostar trains London to Leiden

You can travel by train from London to Leiden with Eurostar for as low as £59. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

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).

Train information from London to Leiden with Eurostar:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 59 min
  • Cheapest Price: £59
  • Eurostar frequency: 6 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.

FAQs: London to Leiden train

FAQs: Travel by train from London to Leiden easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Leiden.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from London to Leiden can start from as little as £59 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Leiden is £172; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the London to Leiden train travel time is 3 h 16 min   for the 202 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to Leiden leaves at 05: 16. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to Leiden leaves at 18: 04.
There are 6 trains a day from London to Leiden which require at least one change with Eurostar. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Leiden. Take the fast train with Eurostar from London to Leiden.
The high-speed Eurostar train from London to Leiden takes 3 h 59 min   on average.
For the best London to Leiden train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Eurostar. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Leiden from London to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 18: 04.

When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your journey from including London Waterloo, London Euston and London Paddington. When arriving in Leiden, you can end your journey in train stations like Leiden Centraal, Leiden Lammenschans and Leiden, Transferium.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Leiden Centraal, located 1.4 miles (2.3 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Leiden from London is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 16 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from London to Leiden by train is July.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from London to Leiden including taking a train, coach or flight.

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