How to get to Utrecht

By air:

  • The nearest airport to Utrecht is Amsterdam Schipol.

There are four trains per hour from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Central using the Intercity rail service. The journey takes around 30 minutes and costs €8.80.

A taxi from Schiphol to Utrecht could cost around €90.

  • From Eindhoven aiport, there is a direct coach service to Utrecht operated by AirExpresssBus; a return trip costs €28.50.

By train: 

  • From Amsterdam Central to Utrecht Central: every 10 minutes (direction Heerlen, Maastricht and Nijmegen); around 26 minutes; tickets cost around €8-12. There is also a non-stop ICE international service between Amsterdam and Utrecht every 2 hours (24 minutes) with a supplement of €2.40.
  • From Rotterdam: four trains per hour; 37 minutes; tickets cost between €10-18.
  • From Eindhoven to Utrecht Central: up to 6 trains per hour (direction either Schiphol Airport or Alkmaar, Schagen or Enkhuizen); 50 minute trip; tickets cost between €15 and €25.
  • From France/Belgium/UK: change at Rotterdam, not Amsterdam.
  • There are regular ICE International train between Frankfurt, Cologne, Dusseldorf and Amsterdam which stop at Utrecht Central. There is also a daily ICE service to and from Basel, Switzerland.

By coach and bus:

  • Eurolines run a twice-daily coach service from London Victoria (a day service and an overnight service). There are also direct Eurolines services from Utrecht to Brussels, Paris, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt, Prague and Barcelona.
  • Flixbus operates coach services to and from Utrecht to Antwerp, Paris and a variety of German cities. The stop is near the NH Hotel.

By car:

  • Roads: the A2 motorway links Amsterdam to Maastricht; the A12 links Arnhem and Den Haag; the A27 links Almere to Breda; the A28 links to Groningen via Amersfoort and Zwolle.
  • There is a Park and Ride scheme that services the city centre. The €5 charge for car parking includes public transport tickets into the city for up to 5 people. Services run from P+R Westraven, P+R De Uithof, P+R Papendorp and P+R Leidsche Rijn.



Travelling around Utrecht

The Utrecht Region Pass provides use of buses, trams, trains, and bikes. Find more information here.



…the peace of Utrecht was within an ace of creating the same shyness betwixt my uncle Toby and his hobby-horse, as it did betwixt the queen and the rest of the confederating powers.