Traveling to Leiden, The Netherlands:

Leiden is a relatively small city in the west of The Netherlands, between the capital Amsterdam and The Hague, the Dutch seat of Government. For international visitors, it is easily reached by air, railway and road.

Arrival by air:
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the main international airport of The Netherlands, and a major air hub in Europe. To and from Leiden, the train is the easiest way of traveling to the airport, which takes 15 to 20 minutes. Trains leave in both directions approximately every 10-15 minutes between 6 am and midnight, and about every hour at night. The smaller Rotterdam The Hague Airport is also close by.

Arrival by train:
Leiden can be reached on international trains via major cities in its proximity such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. These cities are serviced by two high speed train connections: to the south to Brussels and Paris (also connecting to London) and to the East to Köln and Frankfurt, as well as regular speed international train connections to most other major cities in Europe.

Arrival by car:
Leiden is located between the A4 and A44 motorways. Although the small city center is a pedestrian-only area, visitors will find parking facilities just outside this area, and all venues will be within walking distance.


You will find more information on train, bus, tram or metro schedules as well as ticket prices on the OV9292 website. Via this website you can easily plan your journey and find up-to-date travel information.


For other information, please also visit the Leiden Tourist Information website.