How to get to Leiden
The city is ideally situated; large urban centers such as The Hague and Amsterdam are just a stone’s throw away. The city boasts excellent international accessibility, with Schiphol International Airport at 20 minutes’ distance. The North Sea shore lies 12 kilometers to the west of Leiden.
National and international connections
Leiden is well connected by train, car, and plane. Schiphol International Airport has direct connections to more than 300 locations throughout the world, and it takes only a 15-minute train journey to reach Leiden. The intercity train runs six times per hour. The journey to Leiden is quicker than the journey to Amsterdam, and travelers arrive right in the center of the city, within walking distance of the congress hotel and the other two suggested hotels.
Leiden is very accessible using public transport. Trains stop at Leiden Central Station from several directions. From this station, travelers can stroll right into the congress center and the city center. Most places in Leiden are within walking distance. Buses run frequently, to practically every location in the city.
Please consult this link to plan your train journey.
Please consult this link to plan your journey by public transport.
Leiden is situated between two large motorways, the A4 and the A44. Cars can park on Haagweg, at the edge of the city center. From there, free shuttle buses depart to every destination in the city, and visitors can be picked up with just one phone call.
Canals circle and cut through Leiden’s monumental center. Almost all locations and hotels are within walking distance of each other, and most are also easily accessible by boat.