Utrecht is easy to reach as it is centrally situated in The Netherlands and lies at the hub of the Dutch motorway and railway networks. Utrecht also offers air travellers good road and rail connections.
From Amsterdam Airport (Schiphol) to Utrecht Central Station
– By train
The best way to travel from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Central Station is by train. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office or vending machines at Schiphol Airport station. Note that in the Netherlands return tickets are valid for one day only. There is a direct connection from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal. This train goes every quarter of an hour, Utrecht Centraal is the third stop. You can check train connections at the following website: 9292ov.nl. Duration and price: The entire trip lasts about 30 minutes and a one-way ticket costs €8.10 (second class) or €13.80 (first class).
– By Taxi
If you phone the Utrecht Taxi Company (UTC) in advance (+31 (0) 30 230 0400), a taxi will be waiting for you when you arrive at the airport. If you call UTC from Schipol Airport, then you will have to wait approximately 40 minutes for a taxi. You can also make a reservation for your taxi online. Go to www.utc.nl.
How to get around in Utrecht by bus
Buses operate within the city of Utrecht. To use them, you need to buy a precharged “OV chipcard”. You could also always buy a ticket inside a bus, but it will be more expensive.
Getting to Amsterdam and The Hague
From Utrecht it is very easy to travel to Amsterdam or the Hague. The most efficient way is, once again, going by train. For more information we refer you to the following website: 9292ov.nl.
How to get to the conference site
XPRAG 2013 will take place at the conference centre “In de Driehoek”. It is a 5 minute walk from Utrecht Central Station. Check conference venue for more information.