Public transport

The Hague boasts an excellent public transport system. Over 30 bus and tramlines will take you quickly and safely to your destination in and around The Hague.

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 You can also download the HTM app for Android or HTM app for Apple (only in Dutch).

For up-to-the-minute travel disruption updates in The Hague, visit @HTM_ReisInfo. The updates are written in Dutch and are available even if you are not registered on Twitter.

Other bus and tram operators in The Hague region are Arriva and Connexxion.


Like other major metropolitan areas, The Hague has a number of park-and-ride facilities at the edge of the city where you can easily park your car and then take public transport to the city centre or to Scheveningen beach.


The Netherlands has an extensive network of railways. The Nederlandse Spoorwegen, or NS, 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 night train, which stops at the Hollands Spoor station.

Paying for public transport

The plastic OV-chipcard is the most common system of paying for trams and buses throughout the Netherlands. If you do not have an OV-chipcard, you can pay for your ticket in cash. Visit the website of HTM for more information about paying for public transport and the types of tickets available.

For more general information in English, visit the website of

Travel planner

Use the 9292 door-to-door journey planner for your door-to-door itinerary by public transportation.

Air travel

In addition to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the Netherlands has 5 other international airports spread throughout the country, including in Rotterdam, Groningen, Eindhoven, Enschede and Maastricht.


The Taxi Act lays down the rules that apply to taxi operators and a transparent rate structure was introduced throughout the country.

No special night rates apply in The Hague. 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 reliably order a taxi by telephone. You can find a complete listing of taxi companies on Taxi Belle. If you wish to file a complaint about poor taxi service, you can visit the website of Taxiklacht.

One taxi company, RegioTaxi Haaglanden, 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 but is specially equipped for disabled and less mobile passengers. 

The Taxibus is special for residents of The Hague with a disability who are unable to use public transportation. The van service operates within the municipalities of The Hague, Rijswijk and Leidschendam-Voorburg.

Renting a stroller

Why bother schlepping your child's stroller in and out of buses and trams when you can rent a stroller?

    Published: 13 September 2016Modified: 20 September 2019