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Travel Information between Hamburg and Leiden

distanceDistance249 miles (402 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£19 - £26
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £19 • 5 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £26 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 249 miles (402 km) from Hamburg to Leiden. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £19. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Hamburg to Leiden.

Travel Tips: Travel from Hamburg 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 Hamburg to Leiden.

Does Netherlands have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling to Leiden from Hamburg?

Travel between Hamburg, Germany and Leiden, Netherlands is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Germany enter Netherlands?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Netherlands:

  • 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

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: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 17/01/2022. 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 to Leiden from Hamburg.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Germany from Leiden, Netherlands?

The restriction level for your return to Hamburg, Germany from Netherlands is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Hamburg from Leiden restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Hamburg, 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 18/01/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Hamburg from Leiden closer to your date of departure here.

What are my Hamburg to Leiden travel options?

There are 3 ways to get from Hamburg to Leiden: coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Hamburg to Leiden?

The cheapest way from Hamburg to Leiden is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £19 compared to other travel options to Leiden:

A coach is generally £7 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £26 from Hamburg to Leiden.

A coach is about £5 less than a train, which costs on average £24 for this route.

What is the fastest way to get from Hamburg to Leiden?

The fastest way to get to Leiden from Hamburg is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

There are alternative travel options to Leiden that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 5 h 40 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 6 h 21 min   of travel time.

How far is Leiden from Hamburg?

Leiden is approximately 249 miles (402 km) away from Hamburg.

How many services a day are there between Hamburg and Leiden?

The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Leiden is:

  • 8 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from Hamburg? Where do I arrive in Leiden?

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

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

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Hamburg to Leiden?

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

  • You can travel by coach from Hamburg to Leiden with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Hamburg to Leiden tickets for £19 on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Hamburg to Leiden with Eurowings. Cheap tickets can be found for £26 with Eurowings from Hamburg to Leiden.
  • You can go to Leiden from Hamburg by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for £24 with Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Leiden on Omio.

Can I travel directly between Hamburg and Leiden?

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

  • You'll find direct flight services to Leiden with Eurowings with around direct flights every day.
  • You can find 8 direct trains per day 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 purchase tickets for this journey.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Hamburg to Leiden?

Omio customers who travel from Hamburg to Leiden often also extend their holiday to go to Amsterdam, Brussels or The Hague. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Leiden and these popular destinations at a great price.

How far in advance should I purchase my Hamburg to Leiden ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip between Hamburg 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 £19 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £26 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £24 one way on average.

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

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