Travelling to Utrecht

Utrecht University is based in the city of Utrecht, conveniently located in the centre of the country. Utrecht is easy to reach by train, car and bus, and is close to Schiphol Airport.


  • (Amsterdam) Schiphol Airport is the international airport closest to Utrecht. From Schiphol, trains to Utrecht take about 30 minutes and depart every 15 minutes. The train station is situated directly below the airport. 
  • Eindhoven Airport is the second largest airport in the Netherlands. Getting to Utrecht takes you approximately 1,5 hours, by a combination of bus and train.

International trains

Utrecht Central Station has a direct high-speed train connection with Germany and Switzerland. Amsterdam Central Station is frequented by many international trains, connecting the Netherlands to various cities and airports in Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.


It takes approximately 30 minutes by train, to travel between Amsterdam and Utrecht. On all days of the week and in both directions, trains depart every 15 minutes until midnight, twice an hour until 1 o’clock and a night train runs hourly between 1 and 6 in the morning.

  • Dutch Railways (NS): timetables, a journey planner for trains and information about tickets and discounts.

Travel within Utrecht

From Utrecht Central Station you can either take a bus or a taxi to your destination. Read more about Getting around in Utrecht or have a look at the campus maps of Utrecht University.