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Travel Information between Brussels and Leiden

distanceDistance90 miles (145 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $25
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€9) • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $25 (€21) • 1 h 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or NS International | IC

Take a bus or train to travel 90 miles (145 km) from Brussels to Leiden. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 53 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or NS International | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Brussels to Leiden.

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FAQs

What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Leiden, Netherlands from Brussels, Belgium?

International travel from Brussels, Belgium to Leiden, Netherlands is: Partially open.

Can I enter Netherlands if coming from Belgium?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Leiden if traveling from Brussels?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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

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

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

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

The information above was last checked on 1/24/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Brussels and Leiden.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Brussels, Belgium from Leiden, Netherlands?

The restriction level for your return to Brussels, Belgium from Netherlands is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Brussels from Leiden restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Belgium:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

You should observe these safety measures in Belgium 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 Belgium was last checked on 1/24/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Brussels from Leiden closer to your date of departure here.

What are the ways to get from Brussels to Leiden?

There are 2 travel options from Brussels to Leiden: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Brussels to Leiden?

The cheapest way to go to Leiden from Brussels is by taking a bus, which costs on average $10 (€9).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Leiden:

A bus is generally $15 (€12) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $25 (€21) from Brussels to Leiden.

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

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

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

In comparison, getting to Leiden by bus can take on average 2 h 45 min.

What is the distance from Brussels to Leiden?

The distance is approximately 90 miles (145 km) from Brussels to Leiden.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Brussels to Leiden?

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Leiden is:

  • 7 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Leiden from Brussels as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Brussels to Leiden:

  • Trains most often depart from Brussels at Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Leiden at Leiden Centraal.

Who can get me from Brussels to Leiden?

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:

  • Flixbus can take you to Leiden by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Brussels to Leiden for $10 (€9).
  • Travel with NS International | IC for trains to Leiden. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for NS International | IC Brussels to Leiden tickets on Omio for $25 (€21).

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Brussels to Leiden?

Looking to extend your trip from Brussels to Leiden? Many Omio customers who go from Brussels to Leiden usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Amsterdam, The Hague or Rotterdam. If you're looking to explore Amsterdam, The Hague or Rotterdam from Leiden, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How early should I book Brussels to Leiden tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $10 (€9) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket costs $25 (€21) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Brussels 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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