Leiden to Brussels by train

  • First train
    06:05
  • Last train
    21:31
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 48m
  • Distance
    148 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    40
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 46m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Leiden to Brussels by train

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

1. Are there direct trains from Leiden to Brussels?

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

We usually find around 42 departures on the route from Leiden to Brussels every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 41 departures.

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

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

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Brussels is usually scheduled to depart Leiden around 06:05 and the last train is around 21:31. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leiden around 06:14, and the last at 21:31.

When to book Leiden to Brussels 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 Leiden to Brussels by train.

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Which train companies operate between Leiden and Brussels?

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

  • Eurostar
  • IC Direct
  • InterCity
  • Intercites
  • Intercités
  • Thalys

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

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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.