How to travel 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

To get from Cologne to Leiden on Mar 30 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:51AMCologne Messe/Deutz4h12 02:03PMLeiden Centraal
3 transfers
09:51AMCologne Messe/Deutz4h12 02:03PMLeiden Centraal
3 transfers
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08:05AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport4h40 12:45PMDen Haag, Centraal Station
0 transfers
05:57AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h36 09:33AMLeiden Centraal
2 transfers
04:26AMCologne Hbf4h26 08:52AMLeiden Centraal
4 transfers

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Travel Information between Cologne and Leiden

distanceDistance135 miles (217 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $22
fastestFastest modeTrain • $22 (€20) • 4 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Travel 135 miles (217 km) by bus, flight or train from Cologne to Leiden. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Leiden.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cologne to Leiden

Travel Tips: 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 Cologne to Leiden.

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Leiden, Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Germany enter Netherlands?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

This information was last checked on 3/8/23. 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 journey to Leiden from Cologne.

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

Is my journey back to Cologne from Leiden restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted 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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 3/22/23. 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 3 ways to get from Cologne to Leiden: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Leiden is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $3 (€3) compared to other travel options to Leiden:

A flight is generally $19 (€17) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $22 (€20) from Cologne to Leiden.

A flight is $19 (€17) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Cologne to Leiden costing on average $22 (€20).

The fastest way from Cologne to Leiden is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 11 h 14 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Leiden by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Leiden is:

  • 2 buses per day.
  • 1 train per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Cologne to Leiden:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) to Leiden.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Köln Hbf and arrive in Leiden Centraal.

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

  • You can travel from Cologne to Leiden by bus with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $22 (€20) with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Cologne to Leiden.
  • You can travel by train to Leiden from Cologne with Deutsche Bahn with connection, and you can find Deutsche Bahn with connection Cologne to Leiden tickets for $22 (€20) on Omio.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Cologne to Leiden often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Brussels or The Hague. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cologne and Leiden itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Leiden and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Cologne to Leiden, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $22 (€20) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $3 (€3) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $22 (€20) one way on average.

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

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