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Traveling from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal by train

Looking to travel from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 49 minutes to travel from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 42 minutes though. You'll usually find 102 trains per day running along the 43 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Utrecht Centraal. You'll be traveling with Nederlanse Spoorwegen (NS for short) – the main rail operator in the Netherlands – on this route, on either one of their Sprinter, Express or Intercity trains.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal start from $11.39 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Utrecht Centraal by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal by train

It takes an average of 49m to travel from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal by train, over a distance of around 27 miles (43 km). There are normally 102 trains per day traveling from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal and tickets for this journey start from $11.39 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 42m
PriceFrom $11.39
Distance27 miles (43 km)
Frequency102 trains per day
First train00:23
Last train23:53
Departure stationLeiden Centraal
Arrival stationUtrecht Centraal
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsNS

Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal for Tuesday Jul 12th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:53 12:35 42m, direct
11:57 12:48 51m, 1 change
11:59 13:02 1h 3m, 1 change
12:23 13:05 42m, direct
12:27 13:18 51m, 1 change
12:29 13:32 1h 3m, 1 change
12:53 13:35 42m, direct
12:57 13:48 51m, 1 change
12:59 14:02 1h 3m, 1 change
13:23 14:05 42m, direct

NS trains from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal

You can travel from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal on NS trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoNicky Boogaard, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal

The price of train tickets from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal starts at $11.39 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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 Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal

Want to know more about your journey from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal take?

The average journey time by train between Leiden Centraal and Utrecht Centraal is 49 minutes, with around 102 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Leiden Centraal and Utrecht Centraal by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal is 42 minutes.

How much does the train from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal cost?

Train tickets from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal can start from as little as $11.39 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.

Is there a direct train from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal without having to change trains. There are 65 direct trains from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal leave?

The first train from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal leaves at 00:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal leave?

The last train from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal leaves at 23:53. 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.

What's the distance between Leiden Centraal and Utrecht Centraal by train?

Trains travelling from Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal cover a distance of around 27 miles (43 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Utrecht Centraal to Leiden Centraal.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Leiden Centraal to Utrecht Centraal for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/12/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 02/11/2022 for travel on 02/11/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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