How to get there
The Department of Neurophysiology is housed on the second floor (Wing 02) south end of the Huygens Building of the Faculty of Science (Map Campus) (pdf, 382 kB).
6525 AJ Nijmegen
The city of Nijmegen is easily accessible by car, train or bus from all parts of the country. For nation-wide travel, trains are the best option. If you come by car, the parking is under the Huygens Building with an entrance at the north side of the building (Toernooiveld). Parking costs € 2,-/h and max € 10,-/day.
Four airports within 135 km (85 miles) radius serve the city of Nijmegen. Two of them are across the Dutch border with Germany:
Airport Weeze (IATA: NRN) located 45 km (27 miles) southeast of the town just across the border with Germany, between the villages of Weeze (Germany) and Nieuw-Bergen (Netherlands). Weeze serves over 50 destinations across Europe, Northern Africa and Western Asia. The only form of public transportation nonstop to Nijmegen is a taxivan you have to reserve in advance and costs €16 euro one-way. For timetabling call +49 (0) 28 37 66 55 55. Other alternatives for transportation are listed here.
Eindhoven Airport (IATA: EIN) located 60 km (35 miles) to the southwest of Nijmegen. From the airport you take bus 401 to Eindhoven Central Station and then a train to 's Hertogenbosch (which is the same as Den Bosch). In 's Hertogenbosch, change trains and take the train to Nijmegen. This journey will take you approximately 90 minutes by public transportation. When driving yourself, take the A326 feeder motorway to the A50, (Zwolle-Eindhoven) which skirts the west of the metropolitan area to the Eindhoven ring road (A58/A2) Airport exit is exit 29 on the A2.
Düsseldorf Airport (IATA: DUS) located 110 kilometres (65 miles) southeast of Nijmegen. Smaller than the Amsterdam-Schiphol but with plenty of international connections, including to the USA. Although it doesn't get nearly as many flights as Amsterdam does, the flights to DUS are generally cheaper, doesn't have nearly as many congestion problems, and generally much less hassle at the airport itself. Major inconvienience here is the lack of good public transportation options; you either need to take the train to Kleve from Düsseldorf, then the SB58 from Kleve to Nijmegen, or you can take the train to Nijmegen after changing in Venlo. Both options take up to 3 hours one way. When driving this airport should be the obvious choice with an expected travel duration of 60 minutes (2/3rds of the route is on the German Autobahn.): Take A73 to Knooppunt Rijkevoort, then follow the signs to the A77 which changes to A57 when it passes the German border. By Kreuz Meerbusch take motorway A44 to exit 31 which is right by the terminal.
Amsterdam-Schiphol airport (IATA: AMS) is located 135 km (85 miles) to the northwest and the largest airport in the Netherlands. Train takes about an hour and a half, and will cost €17.50,- one way. You no longer have to change trains for Nijmegen, there are direct trains to and from Schiphol twice an hour on weekdays, although if you miss one you can catch a train to Utrecht 15 minutes later and change there. Schiphol airport gets served by most major carriers, and has in excess of 100 flights to the United States alone per day. When driving; A73 to Knooppunt Ewijk, A50 to Knooppunt Valburg, A15 westbound to Knooppunt Deil, A2 northbound to Knooppunt Holendrecht, A9 westbound to Knooppunt Badhoevedorp, and finally A4 southbound to exit 2, Schiphol airport. Expect this to take anywhere from 75 minutes to over three hours, depending on traffic. the route will take you through both the Utrecht and the Amsterdam metropolitan areas, both infamous for their traffic jams. For shortest travel duration we suggest flying to Schiphol and from there taking the train to Nijmegen.
To get to the Department from the Nijmegen Central Station you can take one of the many bus connections, including busline 10, 1 (direction Molenhoek) or southbound 11,13,14, 300. Busline 10 runs often, every ~5 minutes, on weekdays between 8-18:00. More information can be found on www.connexxion.nl or www.9292ov.nl. If you will plan your route on Google Maps here are route information for a travel from downtown Nijmegen:
Start address: Stationsplein, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
End address: Heyendaalseweg 135, Nijmegen, The Netherlands