Getting around The Hague by tram, bus, bikes. Info, timetable, tickets

Getting around The Hague

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On foot, by bike or by public transport. Getting around The Hague and in the surrounding areas is quite simple.


The city center is quite small and collected, ideal for getting around on foot and visiting the main monuments and attractions. The distances are not at all prohibitive. Quite the contrary.
On foot, you can move from the central train station to the center in about ten minutes.


The two-wheeler is one of the favorite means by the Dutch. You can move around the city and in the suburbs, and reach the nearest destinations. Schevinghen, one of the most famous places on the Dutch coast, for example, is just 5 kilometers from here.
The bike will also allow you to move freely, and discover the wonderful surrounding landscapes.

Fietsverhuur Den Haag, in Noordeinde 39, is an excellent rental agency, located right in the center. Recommended for location and not too expensive prices. The classic bike, daily, costs 12.50€. Discounts are available from 15 to 20% for weekly rentals. You pay in cash, leaving a deposit and a copy of your document. Open every day, from Monday to Sunday, from 09:00 to 18:00.
More info on the official website, from this link.


Getting around The Hague

HTM manages urban transport through 12 tram lines and 8 bus lines. HTM serves the city of The Hague and the surrounding area: Delft, Zoetermeer, Leidschendam, Voorburg, Rijswijk, Nootdorp and Wateringen.

Tram and bus represent, therefore, an excellent solution to move in The Hague and in the surrounding areas. The vehicles are modern, efficient and above all punctual.
All RandstadRail and R-Net buses and trams are low-floor, with entry without steps. They can therefore be used by people with reduced mobility, on wheelchairs and people with pushchairs.

The red and beige trams, which circulate on the 1, 6, 12 and 16 lines, have, instead, steps at the entrance. They are therefore not accessible to wheelchair users.
Buses and trams run daily, from Monday to Sunday, from 05:30 approximately, until late at night. On Fridays and Saturdays there is a night service with 6 lines, from N1 to N6, depending on 01:00 at 05:00. The lines pass through the center and the suburbs.

It should also be remembered that other companies that operate extra-urban connections also operate in the city. This is the case of RET which makes connections to the underground line E, from Rotterdam to The Hague.


On public transport, for getting around The Hague and in the surrounding areas, you can choose between different tickets, suitable for all needs. Here, below, the detail:

  • HTM UURNETKAART. It allows you to make a trip of one hour, to move to the Hague and the surrounding areas. The journey must end within 60 ‘from the validation. It costs 3.50€ per person.
  • HTM DAGKAART. Ticket valid for one day, on all buses and trams. Applies to the day of use only, and not 24h. It costs 6.50€ per person. Children from 4 to 12 years, pay the reduced fee of 1.50€.
  • HTM 3 DAY. Ticket valid for three days from its validation, and allows unlimited access to HTM media. It costs 13.50€ per person.
  • HTM NACHTBUZZ. Valid only on N1 N2 N3 N4 N5 N6 and N01 night buses. It is purchased on board the bus and is valid for a night trip, between the 00:05 and the 05:00. It costs 5.00€ per person.

If you were on holiday with your own car, you can find the ticket purchase convenient P+R HOORNWIJCK. The special ticket allows you to leave your car in the large Hoornwijck car park and, from here, take the 1 and 15 trams to and from the center of The Hague. Applies to the day of use. The price starts from a minimum of €5.00 for one car and one person, up to €9.00 for one car and 5 people.

Tickets (with the exception of night buses) can be purchased at all points of sale displaying the HTM brand, automatic machines, tourist agencies in the center and some hotels. The one-hour ticket or the one-day ticket can also be purchased on board the buses and some trams, in cash.
Tickets must always be validated in the appropriate machines.

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