Getting around

Public transport
The Netherlands is a small country with high standard, reliable public transportation. It has an extensive railway network which is the fastest way to travel between cities. Whether you travel by train, tram, metro or bus, you can use the same OV-chipkaart (OV-chipcard). This OV-chipkaart is the new means of payment for the public transport system in The Netherlands. The smart card is the size of a bank card and contains an invisible chip. The OV-chipkaart can be loaded with credit in euros with which you can travel anywhere within The Netherlands, or with a travel product such as a single or season ticket. For travel information you can check the Journey planner of the Dutch Railways or the 'Door-to-door journey planner'. More information can be found on the OV-chipcard website

For transportation in and around the city of Nijmegen, riding a bicycle is probably the cheapest and easiest way to get around. There are special cycling lanes on almost every road and other road users are used to cyclists. Most Dutch people, regardless of their profession or status, have a bicycle.

Driving by car
If you are planning on driving a car, you should not forget to bring your driving licence. Please check if you can use your driving licence in the Netherlands.