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.

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 operators in The Hague region are Arriva and Connexxion.


Like other metropolitan areas, The Hague has a number of park-and-ride facilities 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 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 Den Haag HS station. Most train stations in the Netherlands also allow you to rent an OV-fiets 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

The plastic OV-chipkaart is still the payment method for all train, bus, tram and metro lines throughout the Netherlands. Make sure you always have enough credit (balance) or a travel product on your OV-chipkaart to check in and out. If you do not have 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 website of HTM 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 website of

Travel planner

Use the 9292 door-to-door journey planner to plan your door-to-door itinerary by public transportation. Also see Getting to Scheveningen 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 reliably order a taxi by app or telephone. If you wish to file a complaint about poor taxi service, contact the National Taxi Service Complaint Centre.

    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 AV 070 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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      Published: 22 April 2021Modified: 20 September 2021