How to get from Cologne to Leiden

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from Cologne to Leiden

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

Our recommendation
bus

To get from Cologne to Leiden on 07 Jul we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:05Köln, Köln Bonn Airport4h40 12:45Den Haag, Centraal Station
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£161One-way
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08:05Köln, Köln Bonn Airport4h40 12:45Den Haag, Centraal Station
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£161One-way
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03:59Cologne Hbf4h26 08:25Leiden Centraal
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£201One-way
03:59Cologne Hbf4h33 08:32Leiden Centraal
4 changes
£201One-way
05:56Cologne Hbf3h36 09:32Leiden Centraal
2 changes
£361One-way

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Travel Information between Cologne and Leiden

distanceDistance135 miles (217 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeCoach • £14 • 2 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 135 miles (217 km) between Cologne and Leiden. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Cologne to Leiden.

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FAQs

International travel from Cologne, Germany to Leiden, Netherlands is: Fully open.

Can I enter Netherlands if coming from Germany?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Leiden if travelling from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Leiden, Netherlands due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Netherlands must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 27/06/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Cologne and Leiden.

The restriction level for your return to Cologne, Germany from Netherlands is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Cologne from Leiden restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Cologne from Leiden?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Cologne, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 05/07/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Leiden closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to get from Cologne to Leiden: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Leiden, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Leiden:

A ferry is generally £14 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £14 from Cologne to Leiden.

A ferry is about £4 less than a flight, which costs on average £4 for this journey.

A ferry journey is usually £17 less than a journey to Leiden by train, which costs on average £17 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel from Cologne to Leiden is by coach, which takes on average 2 h 55 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 15 min   of travel time.

The distance between Cologne and Leiden is around 135 miles (217 km).

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Leiden is:

  • 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Cologne and 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 for travellers from Cologne to Leiden:

  • Trains mostly leave from Köln Hbf and tend to arrive in Leiden Centraal.

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

  • Travel with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. For coaches to Leiden. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Cologne to Leiden tickets on Omio for £14.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Leiden. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Leiden tickets on Omio for £17.

Yes, there are direct routes from Cologne to Leiden with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches to take to Leiden with STUDENT AGENCY k. S.
  • You'll find direct train services to Leiden with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Leiden tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

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

Before travelling from Cologne to Leiden, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average £14 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £4 one way for this route.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is £1 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average £17 one way.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Leiden tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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