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from Rotterdam to Leiden

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Travel Information between Rotterdam and Leiden

distanceDistance16 miles (26 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • $10 (€8) • 33 min
carriersPopular travel companies

Travel 16 miles (26 km) by train between Rotterdam and Leiden. Is the main travel company operating this route. Travelers can even take a direct from Rotterdam to Leiden.

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Travel from Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Leiden.
How do I get from Rotterdam to Leiden?

You can get from Rotterdam to Leiden by train.

What is the fastest way to travel to Leiden from Rotterdam?

Going by train is the quickest way from Rotterdam to Leiden with an average travel time of 33 min.

How many miles from Rotterdam to Leiden would I travel?

Leiden is approximately 16 miles (26 km) away from Rotterdam.

How many services a day are there to Leiden from Rotterdam?

The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Leiden is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

When traveling between Rotterdam and Leiden, where do I depart from Rotterdam and where do I arrive in Leiden?

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

  • Trains most often depart from Rotterdam at Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Leiden at Leiden Centraal.
Which travel companies can take me from Rotterdam to Leiden?

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    What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Rotterdam to Leiden?
    Many of our customers who book a trip from Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam and Leiden itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Leiden and any of these top destinations today!
    How far in advance should I purchase my Rotterdam to Leiden one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

    • A train ticket for this journey is costing $10 (€8) one way on average.

    But we recommend booking Rotterdam to Leiden tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.


    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
    The RET Citybus 33 connects Rotterdam and Rotterdam Centraal
    Rotterdam Centraal

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