Public transport

The Hague boasts an excellent public transport system. Over 30 bus and tram lines will take you quickly and safely to your destination in and around The Hague. This page provides handy information on travelling around The Hague hassle-free.

Tram tunnel in The Hague's city centre

Bus and tram

The principle operators of bus, tram and the RandstadRail light rail link services in The Hague region are HTM and HTMbuzz. HTMbuzz also operates several night buses. For information in English on the website of HTM, visit Begin external link: link), end external link.. You can also download the Begin external link: HTM app for Android(External link), end external link. or Begin external link: HTM app for Apple(External link), end external link. (only in Dutch). For up-to-the-minute travel disruption updates in The Hague, visit Begin external link: @HTM_ReisInfo(External link), end external link.. The updates are written in Dutch and are available even if you are not registered on X. Other bus operators in The Hague region are Begin external link: Arriva(External link), end external link. and Begin external link: Connexxion(External link), end external link..


Like other metropolitan areas, The Hague has a number of Begin link: park-and-ride facilities, end link. both at the edge of the city as well as in the city. There you can easily park your car and then take public transport or hire a bicycle to get to the city centre and Scheveningen and Kijkduin beach.


The Netherlands has an extensive network of railways. The Begin external link: Nederlandse Spoorwegen, or NS(External link), end external link., is the Netherlands Railway company and one of the most modern in Europe. Travelling by train has many advantages: trains in the Netherlands are most often on schedule, they are very comfortable and clean and most of the staff speaks English. The NS operates a Begin external link: night train(External link), end external link., which stops at the Den Haag HS station. Most train stations in the Netherlands also allow you to rent an Begin external link: OV-fiets(External link), end external link. to cycle to your destination.

The Hague has 6 train stations all offering good connections with other forms of public transportation:

  • Den Haag Centraal (CS)
  • Den Haag Hollands Spoor (HS)
  • Den Haag Mariahoeve
  • Den Haag Laan van NOI
  • Den Haag Moerwijk
  • Den Haag Ypenburg

Paying for public transport

You can pay for all train, bus, tram and metro lines throughout the Netherlands with OVPay. You check in and out by using your contactless debit card, credit card or mobile. This is another way of paying, in addition to the plastic Begin external link: OV-chipkaart(External link), end external link.. If you are unable to use OVPay or an OV-chipkaart, you can purchase other types of tickets for travel on HTM trams and buses including a day ticket, 3-day ticket and tourist day ticket. Visit the Begin external link: website of HTM(External link), end external link. for more information about paying for public transport and the types of tickets available. For more general information in English on fares and public transport, visit the Begin external link: website of link), end external link.

Travel planner

Use the Begin external link: 9292(External link), end external link. door-to-door journey planner to plan your door-to-door itinerary by public transportation. Also see for more tips on reaching your destination hassle-free.


It is often possible to hail a taxi in the street. But you will also find special taxi stands at the train stations and various points throughout the city. Or you can order a taxi by app or telephone. If you wish to file a complaint about poor taxi service, contact the taxi company directly.

One taxi company, Begin external link: RegioTaxi Haaglanden(External link), end external link., offers a price which is between that for normal public transport and a taxi. You can use the service 7 days a week between 6.00 and 1.00 hrs. RegioTaxi is available to everyone and it is suitable for disabled and less mobile passengers.

The Begin link: AV 070, end link. is special for disabled residents of The Hague who are unable to use public transportation. The van service operates within the municipalities of The Hague, Rijswijk and Leidschendam-Voorburg. An AV 070 pass is required.

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