Travel to Utrecht

We are looking forward to welcoming you at AutoUi 2019 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. This page provides helpful travel information for your journey to Utrecht.

By Train to Downtown Utrecht within Europe

A variety of International trains make a stop at Utrecht. For example, the regular ICE International train between Frankfurt/Cologne/Dusseldorf and Amsterdam makes a stop at Utrecht Central. There is also a daily ICE service to/from Basel in Switzerland. You should travel to the station “Utrecht Centraal”, which is right in downtown Utrecht. You can book and plan your travel via the international train website, here:

By Bus to Downtown Utrecht within Europe

There are several international bus/coach services that stop at the Utrecht Central Station area. For example, there is a 2x daily coach (Eurolines) serving London Victoria (a day service and an overnight service). There are also direct Eurolines services to Utrecht from Brussels, Paris, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt, Prague and Barcelona. Another option is travelling with Flixbus – , a German bus company that operates coach services to Utrecht including Antwerp, Paris and a variety of German cities. The bus stop is near the NH Hotel.


Utrecht is located close to Amsterdam Schiphol airport. Getting to Utrecht from Schiphol is easiest by train but is also possible by taking a cab/taxi.

The train is the easiest and least expensive form of travelling from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht, as a direct train travels from the airport itself to the Central Station of Utrecht (“Utrecht Centraal”), which is positioned at the centre of the city. The train leaves every 15 minutes, costs €9,20 and takes 30-35 minutes to get to Utrecht. NS has a planner in an app and on their website that helps plan your journey ( Make sure that you buy your train ticket in advance, as not all foreign cards are accepted by the ticket machine at Schiphol airport. You can buy your ticket online at or in the NS app. You can either print your ticket or have it on your mobile phone.

Important Dos and Don’ts:

  • Remember to always check in and check out with your ticket at both your departure and arrival stations.
  • Make sure to take an “intercity” train and NOT a “sprinter” train, as a sprinter train stops at every station between Schiphol and Utrecht and will take ages. You can check the NS website for the latest updates and departure times:

Taxi’s are also readily available at Schiphol airport, right outside the terminal and can take you in 40-45 minutes for around €50,- to Utrecht. More information on how to get to Utrecht can also be found on the site of Amsterdam Tips.