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How To Reach Netherlands from India

Travel Options

By Air

There are about 5 international airports in the country – Schiphol Airport, Rotterdam - The Hague Airport, Eindhoven Airport, Groningen-Eelde Airport, and Maastricht/Aachen Airport. Schiphol airport is the main international airport in The Netherlands, which is near Amsterdam. It is the biggest international airport in the country with flights from all over the world like Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, KLM, British Airways, Air India and so on.  

You can also find flights on other low-cost carriers like EasyJet, Ryanair, Jet2.com and Transavia at this airport in case you want any domestic flights. Maastricht/Aachen Airport and Eindhoven Airport usually see flights by Ryanair while the Rotterdam - The Hague Airport receives Transavia flights. 

The Schiphol airport has an excellent railway network, which you can use to get to any main city in The Netherlands. One of the things that makes taking the trains incredibly convenient is that the railway station is under the main airport hall. 

As The Netherlands is a part of the Schengen agreement, Indians need a Schengen visa and valid passport to travel to this country. 

By Road

It is very possible to reach Amsterdam, the capital of The Netherlands, from India by road. The journey spans 7,685 km by road and takes about 4 days and 10 hours of non-stop driving. If you have the time to invest in this unique journey, a road trip this long is something worth trying!

By Water

There is only one luxurious cruise in India that will set sail from Mumbai to Amsterdam in January 2020. It will travel through 62 countries in the span of 140 days and cost you about $ 64,000 for a bedroom, which is the most basic package. The name of the cruise is the Silver Whisper Cruise so, if you want to plan your trip around it, there is still some time left. Remember, as of now, there is no other cruise journey available from India to The Netherlands. 

There is another way to travel through water, though. You can take a flight from India to London and sail from London to The Netherlands. There are 3 ferry services in the UK that have scheduled rides to the outskirts of Amsterdam – Ijmuiden and Rotterdam Europort.

Transportation in netherlands

Commuting within Netherlands

Air

While there are many airports in this small country, they are mostly domestic ones. The main public transport system in The Netherlands is the railway network. 

Train

The Netherlands is an urban country, which means that train services are frequent. There are 3 types of trains – Sprinter, Intercity and Sneltrein. All of them have the same ticket price (.25 euros for every kilometre). 

There are other high-speed trains like Intercity Direct that are a little more expensive. The frequency of the trains depends on the station and area. In the west region of the country, the trains are as frequent as every 5 minutes while in the rural areas, it is one train every hour. The Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) is the main operator and runs most of the routes. Arriva, Connexxion, Veolia and Syntus operate some of the local lines. 

Bus 

Unlike many other European countries, travelling by bus in The Netherlands will take longer than travelling via train. Buses are only comfortable for shorter routes. However, if you are planning to go on a long journey, you will have to change buses 2-3 times, as the routes are quite indirect. Keolis, Connexxion, EBS, Qbuzz and Arriva are the main bus companies in the country. Keep in mind that some big cities have their own services, and finding out about them once you reach The Netherlands can help you plan your travel better. 

Additionally, some cities like Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam have night bus services as well. Amsterdam is the only city that has this service every day and night, while other cities provide night bus services for the early part of the night and weekends only. 

Water

Water is a big part of The Netherlands, and so, travelling by water in The Netherlands is something that you cannot miss. There are many different ways in which you can travel from point A to B via water, such as:

Ferries

In Amsterdam, you can travel by a ferry free of cost. You can find the schedules on the docks. The most famous routes are:

  • Amsterdam central station – Noord, district of Amsterdam 
  • Reach the EUE film museum by taking a ferry from the central station - Buiksloterweg

Water Bus

Waterbus services are available from Rotterdam to Dordrecht. You must pay to travel in a waterbus; however, you can take your bicycle on the waterbus free of charge. 

Water Taxi

Water taxis are available in Amsterdam as well as Rotterdam. This is a way of travelling that’s unique to The Netherlands and that’s why you absolutely cannot miss out on the same. The fare depends on the size of your group and the distance. 

Cycling 

All through The Netherlands, you will see cycle paths, trails and lanes, even on the motorways. Cycling is big in The Netherlands and is one of the most popular ways of travelling throughout the country. This also means that the bicycle traffic is quite high, which can lead to accidents if you are not a great rider. 

Car 

You can travel across The Netherlands by car in two ways - you can either take a taxi and go to different cities or rent a car and drive it all over the country on your own. Using taxis to travel in The Netherlands is not recommended as it can be very expensive and the drivers are not particularly friendly. 

Metro and Trams

The main cities in The Netherlands – Amsterdam and Rotterdam - have a metro network as well as a tram system to travel in the city. You will also find a large tram network in The Hague and Utrecht. 

To plan your travel in the most comprehensive and effective way, check out the packages available on our website! 

Commuting within Netherlands

Air

While there are many airports in this small country, they are mostly domestic ones. The main public transport system in The Netherlands is the railway network. 

Train

The Netherlands is an urban country, which means that train services are frequent. There are 3 types of trains – Sprinter, Intercity and Sneltrein. All of them have the same ticket price (.25 euros for every kilometre). 

There are other high-speed trains like Intercity Direct that are a little more expensive. The frequency of the trains depends on the station and area. In the west region of the country, the trains are as frequent as every 5 minutes while in the rural areas, it is one train every hour. The Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) is the main operator and runs most of the routes. Arriva, Connexxion, Veolia and Syntus operate some of the local lines. 

Bus 

Unlike many other European countries, travelling by bus in The Netherlands will take longer than travelling via train. Buses are only comfortable for shorter routes. However, if you are planning to go on a long journey, you will have to change buses 2-3 times, as the routes are quite indirect. Keolis, Connexxion, EBS, Qbuzz and Arriva are the main bus companies in the country. Keep in mind that some big cities have their own services, and finding out about them once you reach The Netherlands can help you plan your travel better. 

Additionally, some cities like Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam have night bus services as well. Amsterdam is the only city that has this service every day and night, while other cities provide night bus services for the early part of the night and weekends only. 

Water

Water is a big part of The Netherlands, and so, travelling by water in The Netherlands is something that you cannot miss. There are many different ways in which you can travel from point A to B via water, such as:

Ferries

In Amsterdam, you can travel by a ferry free of cost. You can find the schedules on the docks. The most famous routes are:

  • Amsterdam central station – Noord, district of Amsterdam 
  • Reach the EUE film museum by taking a ferry from the central station - Buiksloterweg

Water Bus

Waterbus services are available from Rotterdam to Dordrecht. You must pay to travel in a waterbus; however, you can take your bicycle on the waterbus free of charge. 

Water Taxi

Water taxis are available in Amsterdam as well as Rotterdam. This is a way of travelling that’s unique to The Netherlands and that’s why you absolutely cannot miss out on the same. The fare depends on the size of your group and the distance. 

Cycling 

All through The Netherlands, you will see cycle paths, trails and lanes, even on the motorways. Cycling is big in The Netherlands and is one of the most popular ways of travelling throughout the country. This also means that the bicycle traffic is quite high, which can lead to accidents if you are not a great rider. 

Car 

You can travel across The Netherlands by car in two ways - you can either take a taxi and go to different cities or rent a car and drive it all over the country on your own. Using taxis to travel in The Netherlands is not recommended as it can be very expensive and the drivers are not particularly friendly. 

Metro and Trams

The main cities in The Netherlands – Amsterdam and Rotterdam - have a metro network as well as a tram system to travel in the city. You will also find a large tram network in The Hague and Utrecht. 

To plan your travel in the most comprehensive and effective way, check out the packages available on our website! 

Commuting within Netherlands

Air

While there are many airports in this small country, they are mostly domestic ones. The main public transport system in The Netherlands is the railway network. 

Train

The Netherlands is an urban country, which means that train services are frequent. There are 3 types of trains – Sprinter, Intercity and Sneltrein. All of them have the same ticket price (.25 euros for every kilometre). 

There are other high-speed trains like Intercity Direct that are a little more expensive. The frequency of the trains depends on the station and area. In the west region of the country, the trains are as frequent as every 5 minutes while in the rural areas, it is one train every hour. The Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) is the main operator and runs most of the routes. Arriva, Connexxion, Veolia and Syntus operate some of the local lines. 

Bus 

Unlike many other European countries, travelling by bus in The Netherlands will take longer than travelling via train. Buses are only comfortable for shorter routes. However, if you are planning to go on a long journey, you will have to change buses 2-3 times, as the routes are quite indirect. Keolis, Connexxion, EBS, Qbuzz and Arriva are the main bus companies in the country. Keep in mind that some big cities have their own services, and finding out about them once you reach The Netherlands can help you plan your travel better. 

Additionally, some cities like Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam have night bus services as well. Amsterdam is the only city that has this service every day and night, while other cities provide night bus services for the early part of the night and weekends only. 

Water

Water is a big part of The Netherlands, and so, travelling by water in The Netherlands is something that you cannot miss. There are many different ways in which you can travel from point A to B via water, such as:

Ferries

In Amsterdam, you can travel by a ferry free of cost. You can find the schedules on the docks. The most famous routes are:

  • Amsterdam central station – Noord, district of Amsterdam 
  • Reach the EUE film museum by taking a ferry from the central station - Buiksloterweg

Water Bus

Waterbus services are available from Rotterdam to Dordrecht. You must pay to travel in a waterbus; however, you can take your bicycle on the waterbus free of charge. 

Water Taxi

Water taxis are available in Amsterdam as well as Rotterdam. This is a way of travelling that’s unique to The Netherlands and that’s why you absolutely cannot miss out on the same. The fare depends on the size of your group and the distance. 

Cycling 

All through The Netherlands, you will see cycle paths, trails and lanes, even on the motorways. Cycling is big in The Netherlands and is one of the most popular ways of travelling throughout the country. This also means that the bicycle traffic is quite high, which can lead to accidents if you are not a great rider. 

Car 

You can travel across The Netherlands by car in two ways - you can either take a taxi and go to different cities or rent a car and drive it all over the country on your own. Using taxis to travel in The Netherlands is not recommended as it can be very expensive and the drivers are not particularly friendly. 

Metro and Trams

The main cities in The Netherlands – Amsterdam and Rotterdam - have a metro network as well as a tram system to travel in the city. You will also find a large tram network in The Hague and Utrecht. 

To plan your travel in the most comprehensive and effective way, check out the packages available on our website! 

Commuting within Netherlands

Air

While there are many airports in this small country, they are mostly domestic ones. The main public transport system in The Netherlands is the railway network. 

Train

The Netherlands is an urban country, which means that train services are frequent. There are 3 types of trains – Sprinter, Intercity and Sneltrein. All of them have the same ticket price (.25 euros for every kilometre). 

There are other high-speed trains like Intercity Direct that are a little more expensive. The frequency of the trains depends on the station and area. In the west region of the country, the trains are as frequent as every 5 minutes while in the rural areas, it is one train every hour. The Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) is the main operator and runs most of the routes. Arriva, Connexxion, Veolia and Syntus operate some of the local lines. 

Bus 

Unlike many other European countries, travelling by bus in The Netherlands will take longer than travelling via train. Buses are only comfortable for shorter routes. However, if you are planning to go on a long journey, you will have to change buses 2-3 times, as the routes are quite indirect. Keolis, Connexxion, EBS, Qbuzz and Arriva are the main bus companies in the country. Keep in mind that some big cities have their own services, and finding out about them once you reach The Netherlands can help you plan your travel better. 

Additionally, some cities like Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam have night bus services as well. Amsterdam is the only city that has this service every day and night, while other cities provide night bus services for the early part of the night and weekends only. 

Water

Water is a big part of The Netherlands, and so, travelling by water in The Netherlands is something that you cannot miss. There are many different ways in which you can travel from point A to B via water, such as:

Ferries

In Amsterdam, you can travel by a ferry free of cost. You can find the schedules on the docks. The most famous routes are:

  • Amsterdam central station – Noord, district of Amsterdam 
  • Reach the EUE film museum by taking a ferry from the central station - Buiksloterweg

Water Bus

Waterbus services are available from Rotterdam to Dordrecht. You must pay to travel in a waterbus; however, you can take your bicycle on the waterbus free of charge. 

Water Taxi

Water taxis are available in Amsterdam as well as Rotterdam. This is a way of travelling that’s unique to The Netherlands and that’s why you absolutely cannot miss out on the same. The fare depends on the size of your group and the distance. 

Cycling 

All through The Netherlands, you will see cycle paths, trails and lanes, even on the motorways. Cycling is big in The Netherlands and is one of the most popular ways of travelling throughout the country. This also means that the bicycle traffic is quite high, which can lead to accidents if you are not a great rider. 

Car 

You can travel across The Netherlands by car in two ways - you can either take a taxi and go to different cities or rent a car and drive it all over the country on your own. Using taxis to travel in The Netherlands is not recommended as it can be very expensive and the drivers are not particularly friendly. 

Metro and Trams

The main cities in The Netherlands – Amsterdam and Rotterdam - have a metro network as well as a tram system to travel in the city. You will also find a large tram network in The Hague and Utrecht. 

To plan your travel in the most comprehensive and effective way, check out the packages available on our website! 

Commuting within Netherlands

Air

While there are many airports in this small country, they are mostly domestic ones. The main public transport system in The Netherlands is the railway network. 

Train

The Netherlands is an urban country, which means that train services are frequent. There are 3 types of trains – Sprinter, Intercity and Sneltrein. All of them have the same ticket price (.25 euros for every kilometre). 

There are other high-speed trains like Intercity Direct that are a little more expensive. The frequency of the trains depends on the station and area. In the west region of the country, the trains are as frequent as every 5 minutes while in the rural areas, it is one train every hour. The Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) is the main operator and runs most of the routes. Arriva, Connexxion, Veolia and Syntus operate some of the local lines. 

Bus 

Unlike many other European countries, travelling by bus in The Netherlands will take longer than travelling via train. Buses are only comfortable for shorter routes. However, if you are planning to go on a long journey, you will have to change buses 2-3 times, as the routes are quite indirect. Keolis, Connexxion, EBS, Qbuzz and Arriva are the main bus companies in the country. Keep in mind that some big cities have their own services, and finding out about them once you reach The Netherlands can help you plan your travel better. 

Additionally, some cities like Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam have night bus services as well. Amsterdam is the only city that has this service every day and night, while other cities provide night bus services for the early part of the night and weekends only. 

Water

Water is a big part of The Netherlands, and so, travelling by water in The Netherlands is something that you cannot miss. There are many different ways in which you can travel from point A to B via water, such as:

Ferries

In Amsterdam, you can travel by a ferry free of cost. You can find the schedules on the docks. The most famous routes are:

  • Amsterdam central station – Noord, district of Amsterdam 
  • Reach the EUE film museum by taking a ferry from the central station - Buiksloterweg

Water Bus

Waterbus services are available from Rotterdam to Dordrecht. You must pay to travel in a waterbus; however, you can take your bicycle on the waterbus free of charge. 

Water Taxi

Water taxis are available in Amsterdam as well as Rotterdam. This is a way of travelling that’s unique to The Netherlands and that’s why you absolutely cannot miss out on the same. The fare depends on the size of your group and the distance. 

Cycling 

All through The Netherlands, you will see cycle paths, trails and lanes, even on the motorways. Cycling is big in The Netherlands and is one of the most popular ways of travelling throughout the country. This also means that the bicycle traffic is quite high, which can lead to accidents if you are not a great rider. 

Car 

You can travel across The Netherlands by car in two ways - you can either take a taxi and go to different cities or rent a car and drive it all over the country on your own. Using taxis to travel in The Netherlands is not recommended as it can be very expensive and the drivers are not particularly friendly. 

Metro and Trams

The main cities in The Netherlands – Amsterdam and Rotterdam - have a metro network as well as a tram system to travel in the city. You will also find a large tram network in The Hague and Utrecht. 

To plan your travel in the most comprehensive and effective way, check out the packages available on our website! 

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