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To and from the station

By bus, tram, metro or on foot

Bus, tram or metro

  • Almost all stations can be reached by bus, tram or metro.
  • An OV-Jaarabonnement (Public Transport Annual Pass) allows unlimited travel by train, bus, tram and metro.
  • If you do not have a pass, you require a multi-journey zone ticket.
  • Information about departure and arrival times can be obtained by phoning OV Reisinformatie (Public Transport Journey Information) at 0900-9292 (€ 0.70 per minute; from within the Netherlands only).

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On Foot with the help of printable Maps and directions

  • Using the NS Journey Planner, you can print out a map or directions to help you find your way.
  • Printable maps and directions can be obtained for both your departure point and destination using the NS Journey Planner.
  • The map shows the entire route. If you only want to view part of it, you can select the section you would like using the 'zoom in' button.
  • You can move the map using the blue triangles around the edge.
  • NS Journey Planner


Options

By bicycle or moped

Taking a bicycle or moped to and from the station is quick and easy. You can use your own bicycle, but there are also other options:

OV-Fiets (Public Transport Bicycle)

  • The public transport bicycle can be hired over one hundred locations, mainly at stations.
  • No fuss, no forms, no deposit.
  • On your way with an OV-fiets within seconds.
  • Upon presentation of your Voordeelurenabonnement (Off-Peak Hours Pass), NS-Jaarabonnement (NS Annual Pass), OV-Jaarabonnement (Public Transport Annual Pass), or special OV-Fietspas (Public Transport Bicycle Pass), you can take one or two public transport bicycles from any rental location. It's very simple!

Hiring a bicycle at the station

  • You can hire a bicycle from the bicycle storage facilities at over one hundred stations.
  • At stations that do not have any bicycle storage facilities, NS has agreements with private bicycle hire companies.
  • To hire a bicycle you need a valid identity document.
  • A deposit varying from euro 50 (for the most basic bicycle) to euro 145 (for a tandem) is required.
  • We recommend that you make a reservation by phone if you would like to hire a bicycle.
  • Your bicycle will be held for you until 11.00 am.

Storing your bicycle

  • If you come to the station on your bicycle, you will also want to store it safely.
  • At around 100 of the larger stations you can do this in guarded bicycle storage facilities.
  • Most stations without guarded storage facilities have bicycle lock-ups.

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By car

  • Every station has parking facilities.
  • At some stations parking is free of charge, while at others you are required to pay. Make sure you know whether or not you have to pay to park your car.
  • As an NS customer, you receive a considerable discount on parking rate.

There are three types of parking facilities:

  • Free parking
  • P+R car parks
  • Q-Park car parks

Park and Ride (P+R)

  • There are about ninety P+R car parks throughout the country.
  • Signs on the motorway indicate where the P+R car parks are located.
  • Roughly forty P+R car parks, mainly those at large stations, charge a fee.

Q-Park car parks:

  • geparkeerde autoThese are paid P+R car parks which are operated by a company called Q-Park.
  • NS rail passengers receive a considerable discount at Q-Park P+R car parks near the stations. Perhaps this should read “Upon presentation of a valid parking discount ticket, which can be obtained from an NS Service Desk or ticket machine, NS rail passengers receive a considerable discount at Q-Park P+R car parks near the stations.” The discount may be as high as 50%, depending on the location. Holders of the Voordeelurenabonnement (Off-Peak Hours Pass), receive up to 70% discount at some locations.


Options

By taxi or train taxi

Train taxi

The train taxi provides economical and comfortable transport to and from the station. Because you share the taxi with other passengers, the fare is less than a regular taxi without sacrificing the comfort.

  • Train taxis are available at thirty six stations throughout The Netherlands.
  • The train taxi schedules have been designed to coincide with the train schedules.
  • In Delft, train taxis also operate at night.
  • You can recognise the train taxi rank by the blue-and-yellow colum.

Treintaxi


Options

By OV-taxi (public taxi)

Comfortable and affordable

The OV-Taxi is a shared taxi. The OV-Taxi provides comfortable and affordable transport to and from the station. Because you share the taxi with other passengers, the fare is less than a regular taxi without sacrificing the comfort.

OV-Taxi, North-Holland Province

  • Treintaxi halteFor transport to and from 10 stations in the province of Noord Holland (North Holland).
  • Available seven days a week from 06.00 to 24.00.
  • Phone ahead to make a reservation.
  • If the last train before 24.00 is delayed, OV-Taxi still guarantees a connection. The OV-Taxi will wait for you.

How much does it cost?

  • The fare is based on the number of zones you travel through, much like other forms of public transportation.
  • The first two zones cost euro 2.40. Each additional zone costs euro 2.40, for up to 7 zones.
  • For travel through more than 7 zones, euro5 is added for each additional zone.
  • Tickets for the OV-Taxi can be purchased directly from the OV-Taxi drive.

Shared taxi stations

For more information call OV Reisinformatie 0900 9292 (euro 0.70 per minute; within the Netherlands only).


Options

By Regiotaxi

Comfortable and affordable

The Regiotaxi is a shared taxi. The Regiotaxi provides economical and comfortable transport to and from the station. Because you share the taxi with other passengers, the fare is less than a regular taxi without sacrificing the comfort.

Regiotaxi in northwest part of province of Overijssel, Salland, Vechtdal

  • Service to and from 11 stations in the province of Overijssel.
  • Available seven days a week from 06.00 to 01.30.
  • For travel up to 5 public transport zones to and from the station.

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How much does it cost?

  • There is an initial charge is euro 1.65 (euro 2.65 if you reserve using the call button).
  • Each additional zone costs euro 1.65.
  • You pay the driver directly.

Shared Taxi stations

For more information:
OV Reisinformatie 0900 9292 (euro 0.70 per minute) (only from inside the Netherlands).


Options

By Taxi-hopper

Comfortable and affordable

Taxi-Hoppers are shared taxis. They provide economical and comfortable transport to and from the station. Because you share the taxi with other passengers, the fare is less than a regular taxi without sacrificing the comfort.

GroeneHartHopper in Gouda, Nieuwerkerk aan de IJssel

  • Service to and from Gouda and Nieuwerkerk aan de IJssel.
  • Open weekdays from 06.00 to 01.00 and weekends from 07.00 to 01.00.

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RijnstreekHopper, Alphen aan den Rijn

  • Service to and from Alphen aan den Rijn.
  • For travel up to 5 zones from the station.
  • Open weekdays from 06.00 to 24.00 and weekends from 07.00 to 01.00.

Deeltaxi [Shared Taxi] stations

For more information call OV Reisinformatie 0900 9292 (euro 0.70 per minute; from within the Netherlands only).


Options

By Greenwheels Car

  • Greenwheels offers the convenience of a car without all the cost.
  • Reserved parking spots available at stations and in residential areas.
  • Available in no fewer than 100+ cities around the country.

How much does it cost?

  • Membership subscriptions are available from 5 euro per month. 
  • NS pass holders are offered special discounts
  • NS Business Card holders are entitled to a free Greenwheels membership.  

To contact Greenwheels directly call +31 (0)88 - 2100 100 (euro 0.035 per minute; calling from within the Netherlands).


Options

By Hertz Rental Car

Hertz Frequent Driver Club®
The Club for Smart Drivers

The Hertz is intended for people who regularly hire a car. Membership is free of charge for NS Jaarabonnement (NS Annual Pass) holders.

  • As a member of the Frequent Driver Club you receive the lowest car hire rates.
  • Savings of up to 20%, including on weekend rates.

The most important advantages of this membership for regular NS customers:

  • The registration fee of euro 10 is waved.
  • Significant discount on car hire.
  • For travel both inside and outside The Netherlands.
  • Fast and efficient reservation service with a personal #1 Club number.
  • Automatic savings on extras like upgrades and free weekend rentals.
  • Newsletter for Smart Drivers.
  • Free registration of an additional driver for rental contracts in The Netherlands.
  • More “free kilometres” per transaction.


Options

Quick and easy transportation to the station for persons with functional disabilities

  • Get to the station quickly and easily with special taxi transport or Valys.
  • Valys: For travel to destinations located more than five public transport zones from your home.
  • In most municipalities, you can use special taxi transport for shorter distances.

Valys

Cross-regional transport system for people with reduced mobility.

  • Use of services requires a valid Valys pass.
  • You may apply for a Valys pass if you are entitled to transport under the WVG (Disablement Provisions Act), a wheelchair under the WVG, a mobility scooter/powered wheelchair or a disabled parking permit from the municipality.
  • For more information: call 0900-9630, open daily from 06.00 to 01.00 (euro 0.05 per minute; within the Netherlands only).

Special taxi transport

In many cities, you can use Collectief Vraagafhankelijk Vervoer (Collective Transport on Demand) to get to and from the station. To find out which cities offer this type of transport and for specific terms and conditions, please call 0900-9292 (euro 0.70 per minute; within the Netherlands only).


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To and from the station

'I always take the bus to the station. At my destination station I hire a public transport bicycle so that I can conveniently get to my final destination.'

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