Travelling to and in Utrecht

How to get to Utrecht

The main Dutch airport, Schiphol, is a hub. Trains to the city center of Utrecht depart every 15 minutes from Schiphol Airport. Travelling to  Utrecht is therefore extremely easy.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

  • 40 km distance from the city center
  • 27 minutes travel by train to the city center
  • 103 international airlines
  • 213 direct international destinations (116 European and 97 intercontinental)
  • 3rd busiest airport in Europe

International trains

  • Thalys (Paris)
  • Intercity Antwerp/Brussels
  • ICE International (Germany)
  • City Night Line (several cities in Europe)

Utrecht is also easily reachable from smaller airports such as Eindhoven and Rotterdam/The Hague, where many low-cost air travel companies arrive.


Transport in Utrecht and the Netherlands

ESSLLI2021 is held in the Utrecht Science Park, which is in the Uithof. There is excellent public transport between de Uithof and the centre of town (by buses and by tram, app. 15 minutes).  The really Dutch (and especially Utrecht) way of transport is by bike. It takes about 20 minutes of biking to the centre of town. There are many opportunities for renting bicycles to move between the summer school campus (including accommodation) and the centre of town.

Public transportation requires a so-called OV-card, which has to be bought. Utrecht offers the so-called Utrecht Region Pass which actually is a normal OV-card that can be used in the whole country but can be purchased online in advance. It will be linked to one’s credit card, and all transportation costs will be automatically booked against this credit card. We  recommend all participants from abroad to make use of the Utrecht Region Pass because it also makes it easy to generate an overview of the travels and cost made for reimbursement purposes.

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