By public transport
The Netherlands has a very good public transportation network, which makes it easy to get around.
Utrecht Region Pass
The pay-as-you-go public transport pass linked to your credit card offers the freedom to go anywhere. Sustainable and efficient travel with all public transport arranged in 1 card. You only pay for journeys you have made. Register and collect your pass at one of the pick-up locations. Start traveling like a local.
Stop trains and intercity trains have one thing in common. In Utrecht all trains stop! No hassle with parking and within walking distance from the city centre. Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport are just 30 minutes by train; Rotterdam and The Hague at 45 minutes. Daily international trains from and to Brussels (2 hours), Cologne (2.5 hours) and Paris (3,5 hours). For more info, go to www.ns.nl or www.nshighspeed.nl.
The train station area is undergoing a ‘facelift’ with the ultimate goal to connect the station and the old city centre. Inconvenience is limited as much as possible and Utrecht remains easily accessible.
Bus or tram
The inner city of Utrecht is best reached by public transport. You simply take the tram, bus, (train) taxi or rent a bicycle at the station. City buses are entering the centre from all directions. From the area of Nieuwegein and IJsselstein, trams run frequently. An extensive network of city buses ensures that every district is easily accessible.