Many people in Utrecht ride a bicycle to go from A to B within the city. A bike is often the easiest and fastest way to your destination.
Utrecht also has an excellent public transport network that covers all of the city, connecting the inner city with Utrecht Science Park/De Uithof, the suburbs and the Utrecht region.
On a daily basis, over 100,000 cyclists ride their bikes through Utrecht’s city centre to go to work, study or home. The municipality of Utrecht aims to become the most bike-friendly city in the world, and they’re well on their way.
Utrecht has many indoor bicycle parking facilities that you can use for free for the first 24 hours, and for a small fee after that. Also, the university offers free parking facilities for staff, at or near University locations.
Parking on the streets is allowed as well, as long as you don’t cause danger or obstruct other traffic. It’s best to use the bicycle racks on the streets. When parked dangerously or in places where it's not allowed, the municipality will cut your locks and take custody of your bike. You can get it back after paying a fine. So make sure to keep an eye open for signs, emergency exits and leave plenty of room for pedestrians and other traffic.
Public transport (OV)
To be able to use public transport in the Netherlands you need an OV-chipcard. It's a rechargeable card, valid on all trains, buses, trams and metro. Read more about the public transport system and OV-chipcard.
To travel from Utrecht Central Station to Utrecht Science Park/De Uithof, you can take buses 12 and 28. From other locations in the city, there are more buses that go to USP/De Uithof. Use 9292.nl or Google maps to plan your journey by bus.
As from 2018, a tram line will run between Utrecht Central Station and Utrecht Science Park/De Uithof. At this moment, there is a tram line connecting the Central Station to the southern part of Utrecht and Nieuwegein.
There is a taxi platform at Utrecht Central Station, just follow the signs. Within the city, there are several taxi platforms, for instance at Vredenburg and Janskerkhof. Or you can order a taxi at the Utrechtse Taxi Centrale.
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