The Netherlands has a very good public transportation network, which makes it easy to get around.
From Amsterdam Airport Schiphol there are direct inter-city trains to Utrecht Centraal every thirty minutes, and the journey takes around half an hour.
Utrecht Centraal also serves as a major travel hub, hosting local commuter trains, intercity links to major Dutch cities and international services to Germany, Belgium and France.
Utrecht’s main bus station is located next to the train station and provides local and national services.
In and around Utrecht
A reliable local bus service runs at regular intervals until approximately 1am. The Janskerkhof bus stop is near to the History Department, located in the city centre, and there is a high-frequency service to the Uithof university district.
The purchase of an OV-chipkaart (similar to the Oyster card used in London) is recommended for regular users of public transport.
For everyday travel, the most economical, and by far the most Dutch way, to get around is by bicycle. Several bicycle shops in the town stock a selection of second-hand bicycles, and Utrecht also has an excellent student-run bike workshop, situated on the Uithof campus.
People above the age of 14 must be able to present valid ID at any time should the police or other law enforcement authorities request it. A valid driving license, passport or identity card from your country of origin (if EU or EEA) can be used.