Nijmegen Transportation

  • Nijmegen Centraal Station
    Nijmegen Centraal Station
    by johngayton
  • Zonnetreintje
    Zonnetreintje
    by johngayton
  • Cycle Parking In The City Centre
    Cycle Parking In The City Centre
    by johngayton

Best Rated Transportation in Nijmegen

  • danitsja_nl's Profile Photo

    Train station Nijmegen

    by danitsja_nl Updated Jan 8, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Train station 5 minutes walk from the centre

    Nijmegen has 3 train stations so can be easily reached from several directions by train. The main station is only 5 minutes away from the city centre.

    At the station, under the station square you will find bicycle stabling were you can also rent a bicycle. If you brought your own bicycle I advise you to place it here instead of the parking on the station square.

    If you do not want to take your bags during your city trip to Nijmegen it is possible to put them in one of the lockers that are placed on platform 1A in the train station.

    Please notice that since January 2004 smoking is forbidden in all train stations and trains. Smoking is only allowed in the marked areas.

    Next to the train station you will also find the central bus stop.

    Related to:
    • Trains

    Was this review helpful?

  • danitsja_nl's Profile Photo

    Busses in all directions

    by danitsja_nl Written Sep 7, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Bus....

    Next to the train station you will find a bus stop, from here the busses are going to all parts of the city.

    Tickets are cheaper if you buy a big card with 15 stripes at the small bus office in the train station, than if you buy them in the bus.

    Be aware that there are always two busses that have the same number. So if you travel by bus pay attention to the direction. Information about busses and time tables can also be found in the station and on the boards on the square.

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • danitsja_nl's Profile Photo

    Free bicycle stabling

    by danitsja_nl Updated Sep 7, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Free Stabling

    In the city centre it is not allowed to park your bicycle everywhere. If you want to be sure it is still were you left it when you come back I would advise you to put it in the bicycle stabling that can be found at the Keizer Karel Plein corner Bischop Hamer Straat

    Related to:
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • egonwegh's Profile Photo

    Push tug

    by egonwegh Updated Nov 17, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Schubschiff Haniel 16

    "Schubschiff Franz Haniel 16". And a fine push tug it is! Where would Nijmegen be without them? I just love the sight of these boats going up and down the river Waal, sometimes pushing upto four barges in one 'multiple barge convoy set' . People tried to combine six barges in one set, but subsequently they found it very hard to steer through the local bend in the river Waal ...

    Was this review helpful?

  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo

    Nijmegen Bus Station

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Oct 29, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Nijmegen Bus Station
    1 more image

    The Nijmegen Bus Station is located at the North side of the Train station.

    There are many bus services available by a number of bus companies.

    Local Nijmegen Hermes bus lines:
    1 - Station Mook-Molenhoek - Molenhoek Keizershof
    5 - Breedeweg Kerkplein of De Horst Kerk - Beuningen Aalsterveld
    9 - Grave Busstation
    11 - Beuningen Aalsterveld - Nijmegen, Brabantse Poort
    24 - Ressen P+R - Nijmegen Sanadome

    Local Nijmegen Novio bus lines:
    2 - Weezenhof - Plein 1944
    3 - Sint Maartenskliniek - Wijchen Randweg Noord
    4 - Sint Maartenskliniek - Wijchen Randweg Noord
    6 - Station Dukenburg - Neerbosch Oost
    7 - Station Dukenburg - Brakkenstein
    8 - Hatert - Groot Berg en Dal
    10 - Rondje Heyendaal
    24 - Ressen P+R - Nijmegen Sanadome
    25 - Lent Turennesingel - Groesbeek Zuidmolen
    57 - Kranenburg Centrum (Germany)

    Hermes Buslines outside Nijmegen:
    30 - Oosterhout Peperstraat
    80 - Millingen Grenskantoor
    82 - Millingen Grenskantoor
    85 - Druten Busstation (Via Beuningen)
    87 - Druten Busstation
    99 - Uden Busstation
    103 - Zetten - Station Elst
    110 - Nijmegen Hogeschool Arnhem-Nijmegen
    289 - Druten Busstation

    Connexxion Buslines outside Nijmegen:
    31 - Station Arnhem (Via Elst)
    32 - Station Arnhem (Via Doornik)
    33 - Station Arnhem (Via Gendt)

    Veolia Buslines outside Nijmegen:
    83 - Station Venlo

    International NIAG buslines:
    58 - Station Emmerich (Germany)

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo

    Nijmegen Train Station

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Oct 29, 2009

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Nijmegen Train Station
    4 more images

    The first Nijmegen train station was opened in August 9, 1865. The building was located at the present location of the Vereeniging Concert Hall at the Keizer Karel square at the tracks to Kleef in Germany.

    At June 15, 1879 Nijmegen became connected to the Dutch National RailRoads. The first connection was the track to Arnhem via a new bridge over the Waal river.
    The next connections were to Tilburg/'s-Hertogenbosch (1881) and later to Venlo (1883).

    In 1894 a new Station building was constructed from the hand of architect C.H. Peters. During WWII the station became badly damaged due to bombing. Some of the original parts of the station remained though.

    The present building dates from 1954 en is designed by Sybold van Ravesteyn.

    Nijmegen has other smaller stations:
    -Nijmegen Lent
    -Nijmegen Heyendaal
    -Nijmegen Dukenburg

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Budget Travel
    • Trains

    Was this review helpful?

  • Roeffie's Profile Photo

    Fly almost directly from London to this area.

    by Roeffie Updated Aug 7, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Boeing 737-200

    Since the 1st of may Ryanair flies directly to Laarbruch or it's official name now is Dusseldorf Niederrhein. There are several direct flights from and to London Stansted.

    In the near feature Ryanair will fly to several other european destinations.

    Although the airport is in fact in Germany, it is easy to reach from Nijmegen and is approx. 30 km away.

    Was this review helpful?

  • danitsja_nl's Profile Photo

    Motorcycle parking

    by danitsja_nl Written Sep 7, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Motorcycles on the quay

    At the Waal quay it often looks like a get-together of bikers. I think they are attracted by the surroundings! At the quay it is possible to park your motorbike, and you will often find other bikers on the terraces.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • Bike and shoes

    by dutchguy001 Written Aug 8, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The best way to get a feel for Nijmegen is by renting a bicycle. As the city's government is mostly left winged, there are a lot of bike paths and free bicycle accomodation in the city center which is great. It is paid with the proceeds from the parking garages for cars. If you go by car, there are plenty of parking spaces available don't worry. The only problem is that you can only pay with a so called Chipknip or with your credit card.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Pavlik_NL's Profile Photo

    Car and parking

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Nov 15, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Going round and roun by car, seeking a parkingspot

    Nijmegen is situated on the Southbanks of the river Waal and has only one bridge! Driving in from the North often has many delay, as for that one bridge is often a bottlenack in traffic. From other directions Nijmegen is easily entered by car, but - as said at "warnings and dangers" parking is a whole different story.
    Note: during the week of the 4-days march and the international summerfestival, you of course use your feet! Mark that on these days entering town by car is impossible. Other forms of transport are overloaded (busses and trains).

    Was this review helpful?

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo

    Airport shuttle express

    by Gili_S Written Jul 14, 2004

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The airport shuttle express will take you direct to the Niederrhein airport across the border.
    Schedule is 7:35, 12:15 and 20:25

    Airport shuttle express

    Was this review helpful?

  • Take train or bus. Or come by...

    by elgolea Written Aug 24, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Take train or bus. Or come by bike. If you use your car, specially in summertime, you might end up in a big traffic jam. Besides, parking is only possible with use of a special 'chipper'-card (for Dutch people only) or creditcard. Not very friendly, sorry.
    If you use a (hired?) bike, you can put it into a watched parking place FOR FREE! Ask just anybody for the place. People will know and tell you.

    Was this review helpful?

  • PeterStrack's Profile Photo

    From St. Anthonis I take a...

    by PeterStrack Written Aug 24, 2002

    0.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    From St. Anthonis I take a interurban bus to the station in Boxmeer, an other small town, 3 miles east from St. Anthonis, to take train to Nijmegen (regular services throughout the week).
    Boxmeer has nice buildings as well, see above.
    By urban bus of the company Novio, by interurban bus of several companies.

    Was this review helpful?

  • johngayton's Profile Photo

    Easy To Get To (and from)

    by johngayton Written Oct 24, 2008
    Nijmegen Centraal Station

    I've always been impressed by the Dutch railway system which covers all major towns and cities in the country with clean, comfortable trains, good conections, well-appointed stations and reasonable prices. Getting to and from Nijmegen by train is pretty simple with the main lines running to Utrecht (and then pretty much anywhere else), south to Maastricht (via Venlo) and southwest to Eindhoven (through s'Hertogenbosch).

    On my last visit (Oct 2008) I was coming fom the ferry at Hoek van Holland which meant traversing the breadth of the country. Should I have been in a rush the total journey time would have been only about 2 and a half hours with changes at Rotterdam and Utrecht - which is pretty good for a crosscountry train trip compared to a similar journey here in the UK.

    Nijmegen Central station is about 5 minutes walk from the city centre and there is a useful little information board just outside the station with a city map. Next door to the rail station is the bus station for journeys to the outlying villages.

    Related to:
    • Trains
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • johngayton's Profile Photo

    Freebie City Shuttle??

    by johngayton Updated Oct 26, 2008
    Zonnetreintje

    I don't know anything about this at all but it seemed like some sort of freebie shuttle bus for getting around the city, perhaps with a solar-powered charging station?

    The city is of course perfectly walkable but perhaps this is something sponsored by local businesses as a shopper's shuttle??

    If anyone who reads this has any info please don't hesitate to give me a heads up.

    Update: thanks to PJ, I've now discovered that this isn't just a city runaround but is in fact quite a major project in the advancement of non-polluting, solar-powered transport. The SOIOS vehicles so far developed include the "Suntrain" as in this pic and also the "Solarolar" which is a solar-powered vehicle for individual transport. All interesting stuff!! Check out the website.

    Cheers! John.

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Nijmegen

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

71 travelers online now

Comments

Nijmegen Transportation

Reviews and photos of Nijmegen transportation posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Nijmegen sightseeing.

View all Nijmegen hotels