The Hague transportation

The Hague transportation

Tram public transport. A popular and reliable transportation option in The Hague

Tram in The Hague, the Netherlands

Getting around in The Hague

There are several options for transport to, from and within the city, including trains, trams, subways, busses, taxis, auto and – the Dutch favourite – bicycles.

Schiphol Airport by train

Train transport to and from Schiphol is convenient, simple and fast, with the Schiphol train station located directly below the main lobby of the airport. The average travel time to The Hague Central Station from Schiphol, or vice versa, is 30 minutes. Note that there are two main stations when going to The Hague: Den Haag Centraal (central station, city centre) and Den Haag HS (Holland Spoor).

Bus Rotterdam Airport – The Hague

The Rotterdam Airport Shuttle Service is operated by bus company Met & Co to make traveling by public transport to Rotterdam Airport easier for passengers from the The Hague region. Tickets for the shuttle service can be purchased from the bus driver. A one-way ticket to or from The Hague costs EUR 6,00. At The Hague Central Station the shuttle bus stops at the bus platform at the front of the building. The grey shuttle bus can be recognized by its Met & Co logo. The pick-up and dropping-off point at Rotterdam Airport is located just outside the terminal building.

By car

The Dutch highways are very well maintained and are signposted really well. The green ‘E’ indicates international highways, while all international motorways are indicated by a red ‘A’. all other major roads are indicated by a yellow sign with the letter ‘N’. The Hague is easy accessible by car from anywhere in The Netherlands. The Hague will be signposted as Den Haag.


  • The Hague – Amsterdam 58 km/37 miles
  • The Hague – Utrecht 63 km/41 miles
  • The Hague – Rotterdam 27 km/18 miles
  • The Hague – Maastricht 228 km/141 miles
  • The Hague – Groningen 232 km/147 miles
  • The Hague – Hoek van Holland 25 km/16 miles

By train

The Netherlands has got an extensive network of railways. The train of ‘Nederlandse Spoorwegen’ (Netherlands Railways) is one of the most modern ones in Europe. Traveling by train has many advantages: (usually) trains in the Netherlands leave and arrive on time, they are very comfortable and clean and most of the staff speaks English. There is a direct connection from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to The Hague. Even at night, a train leaves every hour and rides between Utrecht, Amsterdam, Schiphol, The Hague and Rotterdam. Almost every hour from almost all big cities in the Netherlands, one train or more leaves in the direction of The Hague. Note that there are two main stations when going to The Hague: Den Haag Centraal (central station, city centre) and Den Haag HS (Holland Spoor).

By public transport

The Hague boasts an excellent public transport system. Over 30 bus and tramlines will quickly and safely take you to your destinations in The Hague, Scheveningen and Kijkduin, as well as to the adjoining municipalities of Voorburg, Rijswijk, Wassenaar, Wateringen, Leidschendam and Delft.

‘Nationale Strippenkaart’

Tickets containing 2 and 3 strips are available from the driver, but it is much cheaper to buy a 15- or 45-strip card before you board a bus or tram. The ‘Strippenkaart’ is on sale at the The Hague and Scheveningen Tourist Information Offices, all post offices, most tobacconists and bookshops and at reception desks in a large number of hotels in The Hague. The ‘Strippenkaart’ is valid throughout the Netherlands, and includes traveling on regional busses and local trains.

For information about public transport in The Hague, for example routes and timetables, please visit the various HTM advance sales addresses: Wagenstraat 35 and at the departure halls of The Hague Central Station and Station Hollands Spoor, or phone the HTM consumer service on (+31) (0)70 384 86 66. For questions (or traveling advise) about public transport (domestic) you could also call (+31) (0)900 9292 [EUR 0,50 p/m].

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