How to get from Brussels to Leiden

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from Brussels to Leiden

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

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bus

To get from Brussels to Leiden on 15 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:15BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h00 22:15Den Haag, Centraal Station
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£161One-way
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19:15BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h00 22:15Den Haag, Centraal Station
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£161One-way
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15:30BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France2h22 17:52Den Haag, Centraal Station
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£371One-way
08:44Brussels-Midi2h59 11:43Leiden Centraal
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£391One-way
10:44Brussels-Midi2h59 13:43Leiden Centraal
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£391One-way

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Travel Information to Leiden from Brussels

distanceDistance90 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £42
fastestFastest modeTrain • £42 • 1 h 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Thalys

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 90 miles to Leiden from Brussels. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus or Thalys among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Brussels to Leiden.

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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 Brussels to Leiden.
FAQs

Travel between Brussels, Belgium and Leiden, Netherlands is: Fully open.

Can travellers from Belgium enter Netherlands?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Leiden from Brussels?

Conditions of entry into Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Leiden, Netherlands?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Netherlands has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 28/07/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip between Brussels and Leiden.

The current restriction level for returning to Brussels, Belgium from Netherlands is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Brussels, Belgium from Leiden, Netherlands?

Reentering Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Brussels from Leiden?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Belgium must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 28/07/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Brussels from Leiden here.

There are 4 travel options from Brussels to Leiden: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Brussels to Leiden. Tickets for a flight cost on average £3.

This is compared to other travel options to Leiden:

A flight is generally £7 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £10 from Brussels to Leiden.

A flight is generally £39 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £42 from Brussels to Leiden.

The fastest way from Brussels to Leiden is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 53 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 2 h 25 min   on average.

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The distance between Brussels and Leiden is around 90 miles.

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Leiden is:

  • Around 8 coaches per day.
  • Around 23 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Brussels 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 Brussels to Leiden:

  • Most travellers catch their train from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Leiden Centraal.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Brussels to Leiden, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus for coaches to Leiden. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus Brussels to Leiden tickets on Omio for £10.
  • Thalys can get you to Leiden by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Thalys from Brussels to Leiden for £42 on Omio.

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

  • You can take a direct coach with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You can book a direct train with.

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 to Leiden from Brussels.

Many of our customers travelling from Brussels to Leiden don't make Leiden their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Amsterdam, The Hague or Rotterdam, either of which you could add to your Brussels and Leiden trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Leiden to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £10 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £3 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £42 one way on average.

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

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