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Brussels to Leiden by train

  • First train
    05:44
  • Last train
    23:43
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 48m
  • Distance
    148 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    26
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 6m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Brussels to Leiden by train

Fast trains from Brussels to Leiden take around 1 hour and 48 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 148 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Brussels and Leiden.

1. Are there direct trains from Brussels to Leiden?

Journeys between Brussels and Leiden usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Brussels to Leiden every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 40 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Brussels to Leiden?

The Brussels to Leiden train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 48 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Brussels to Leiden train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Leiden is usually scheduled to depart Brussels around 05:44 and the last train is around 23:43. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Brussels around 05:44, and the last at 21:52.

When to book Brussels to Leiden train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Brussels to Leiden by train.

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Which train companies operate between Brussels and Leiden?

More than one train company operates on the route from Brussels to Leiden, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurostar
  • InterCity
  • Intercites
  • Intercités
  • Thalys

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Leiden to Brussels by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.