Accessibility & Public Transport
The Netherlands is easily reached by plane from all over the world. Schiphol Airport (www.schiphol.nl) is one of the central airports for carriers travelling from the USA and Canada. All the well-known airlines fly to and from Schiphol Airport on a daily base. 89 carriers that fly to 250 destinations in 95 countries service Schiphol Airport. The average number of daily incoming and outgoing flights varies between 1000 and 1200.
Transportation from Schiphol Airport to The Hague is possible by public transport or the Schiphol Travel Taxi. There is a direct train connection between Schiphol Airport and The Hague railway stations (www.ns.nl). Luggage trolleys are available at the luggage belt and can be taken to the train platforms. Travelling time is 29 minutes; the frequency is 5 times per hour.
Apart from Schiphol Airport there is also the smaller and more Western European orientated Rotterdam – The Hague Airport (www.rotterdamthehagueairport.nl). The airport is approximately a 20-minute drive from the centre of The Hague.
Ways to travel from the Airports to The Hague
|Schiphol Airport||Taxi||35 min.||€65,00 max||4 pers.|
|Schiphol Airport||Train||29 min.||€ 7,60|
|Schiphol Airport||Coach||35 min.||€ 295||Res. To be made in advance|
|Rotterdam - The Hague Airport||Taxi||20 min.||€ 40 Max||4 pers.|
|Rotterdam – The Hague Airport||Coach||20 min.||€ 225||Res. To be made in advance|
Travelling to The Hague by train
Holland has a modern and extensive railway network. Intercity trains run regularly between the larger cities. Express trains and local trains also stop at intermediate stations. Most trains offer a choice between first and second class. It is not possible to make reservations for seats on regular trains. It may therefore be more comfortable to travel first class in the busy trains in the Randstad area (encompassing the cities of Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam) during peak hours. The train stations are centrally located. The NS Night Net trains run between Rotterdam Central, The Hague Hollands Spoor, Leiden Central, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Amsterdam Central and Utrecht every hour of every night
Participants coming from the UK or Scandinavia can take one of the ferries from and to Rotterdam and Hoek van Holland. A train-ride from the Hoek van Holland takes about 50 minutes, one from Rotterdam approximately 20 minutes.
The Hague Hollands Spoor railway station is on of the stops of the Thalys, which can be used by conference participants travelling from Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. Besides the Thalys it is also possible to travel with the ICE from different German cities like Düsseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Berlin to The Hague
Due to The Hague's central location within Europe, many people will be able to travel efficiently with their own transport. An advanced network of multi-lane motorways connects The Hague with all major European cities.
The Municipality of The Hague is the first city in the Netherlands that has a climate-neutral municipal government since 2010. As the political heart of the Netherlands, The Hague wants to lead by example when it comes to sustainability. This implies that public transport within the city is outstanding. A network of trams and busses covers all parts of the city, connecting hotels, conference venues and tourist attractions day and night.
In The Hague, there is a public transport ticket especially for congress participants: the HTM Congress Card. With this card one can travel within The Hague by public transport. The HTM Congress Card can be specially made for you at a minimum number and can carry your (conference) logo. It holds valid for as long as the conference takes place. When ordering the HTM Congress Card you will receive advice on the means of public transport in The Hague and surroundings and you will receive an overview of travel times of busses and trams in the neighbourhood of your conference location. The HTM Congress Card holds valid in The Hague at all HTM, Qbuzz, Veolia and Connexxion lines (except the Interliner) and costs € 17.40 for five days (price level 2011). The exact price is dependent on your requirements, the number of days requested and the number of HTM Congress Cards that you wish to purchase.
When purchasing a large number of tickets, a discount of 4 per cent will be given. Besides, 20 per cent of the ordered tickets can be returned free of charge when they are not used.
Business Cards are also available; these can be used one-time only as return tickets.
For more information, please contact the HTM at