Want to find out more about taking the train from Amsterdam to Leiden Centraal? Look no further.
You'll usually find 171 trains per day running between Amsterdam and Leiden Centraal, which usually take 37 minutes to complete the 36 km journey. It can take as little as 34 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. Sit back, relax and let a Nederlanse Spoorwegen (NS) train take you to Leiden Centraal – as the main train operator in the Netherlands, all trains are modern and comfortable and most have free WiFi.
You can save money on train tickets from Amsterdam to Leiden Centraal if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $12.39. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.
Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.
|Journey time||From 34m|
|Distance||22 miles (36 km)|
|Frequency||171 trains per day|
|Arrival station||Leiden Centraal|
|Changes||Direct trains available|
|Train and bus operators||NS|
NS is the main railway operator in the Netherlands. It connects the four corners of the country with regional, medium-distance and high-speed trains. It's also possible for you to travel at night thanks to multi-line night trains, including Schiphol and Eindhoven airports. All trains are equipped with two comfort classes – First Class and Second Class.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Amsterdam to Leiden Centraal by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Amsterdam and Leiden Centraal is 37 minutes, with around 171 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam to Leiden Centraal is 34 minutes.
Train tickets from Amsterdam to Leiden Centraal can start from as little as $12.39 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Amsterdam to Leiden Centraal without having to change trains. There are 98 direct trains from Amsterdam to Leiden Centraal each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Amsterdam to Leiden Centraal leaves at 00:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Amsterdam to Leiden Centraal leaves at 23:41. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Amsterdam to Leiden Centraal cover a distance of around 22 miles (36 km) during the journey.