How to get from Amsterdam to Leiden

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from Amsterdam to Leiden

You can get from Amsterdam to Leiden by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Amsterdam to Leiden on 05 Jul we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Amsterdam to Leiden

distanceDistance22 miles (36 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £9 • 34 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNs_ic

Travel 22 miles (36 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train to Leiden from Amsterdam. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Ns_ic among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Amsterdam to Leiden.

Travel Tips: Travel from Amsterdam to Leiden

Travel 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 Amsterdam to Leiden.

There are 4 ways to travel to Leiden from Amsterdam including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Leiden. Tickets for a flight cost on average £1.

This is compared to other travel options to Leiden:

A flight is generally £4 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average £4 from Amsterdam to Leiden.

A flight is generally £1 less than a ferry for the same trip. A ferry costs on average £1 from Amsterdam to Leiden.

A flight is £9 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Amsterdam to Leiden costing on average £9.

The fastest way from Amsterdam to Leiden is by train with an average journey time of 34 min.

Other travel options between Amsterdam and Leiden can usually take longer:

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The distance from Amsterdam to Leiden is approximately 22 miles (36 km).

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Leiden is:

  • 94 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Amsterdam to Leiden as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Amsterdam to Leiden:

  • Most travellers board their train from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Leiden Centraal.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Amsterdam to Leiden:

  • You can go to Leiden from Amsterdam by train with Ns_ic. You'll see cheap train tickets for £9 with Ns_ic from Amsterdam to Leiden on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available to Leiden from Amsterdam with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by train with Ns_ic or Ns with 65 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Leiden as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Amsterdam to Leiden.

Your journey from Amsterdam to Leiden doesn't have to end in Leiden. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Brussels, The Hague or Rotterdam. If you’d like to add Brussels, The Hague or Rotterdam to your Amsterdam to Leiden trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Leiden today!

When planning your trip between Amsterdam and Leiden, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £4 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost £1 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing on average £1 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £9 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Amsterdam to Leiden online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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