Moving to The Hague?
Transportation in The Hague
Using Public Transportation
The Hague has twelve tram lines and eight bus routes, which connect the different districts of the city and allow for a convenient way of getting around The Hague. The main operator in The Hague is HTM, offering a comprehensive set of routes in and around the city. Line 1 connects The Hague (including its seaside resort, Scheveningen) with Delft, while line 3 or 4 will take you to Zoetermeer. Take a look at the HTM route map to plan your trip or simply figure out which line to use for your commute.
In addition, the RandstadRail offers a direct subway connection to Rotterdam: the Metrolijn E from The Hague’s central train station. It provides a great alternative for those who do not want to or can’t travel by car. For other journeys leading you outside of The Hague, you should look into taking the train. The Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) has a comprehensive railway network and offers you the opportunity to travel with one of Europe’s most modern railway companies.
Let’s Call a Cab
The Netherlands implemented a transparent fare structure in 2012 all throughout the country, including The Hague. You can therefore be sure to be charged fair fares for your taxi ride. In The Hague, you can hail a taxi from the street or approach one of the many taxi stands. Alternatively, you can order one via phone.
Taxibelle has a complete list of taxi companies in The Hague: TCDH (Taxicentrale Den Haag) and HTMC are among the major cab companies in the area. RegioTaxi Haaglanden offers low rates and is particularly suitable for less mobile travelers and passengers with disabilities. gCabs, on the other hand, are new green taxi models. Their cars are fully electric, clean, and silent, but it’s only a small fleet mostly used for sightseeing and shopping tours in the city center.
Much like Amsterdam, The Hague is popular among cyclists. As The Hague is not exactly a huge metropolis, you can reach almost every destination by bike in about 20 minutes. Riding from one end of town to the other usually takes 45 minutes at most. In fact, it is often easier and faster to go places in The Hague by bike than by car. All main streets have designated bike paths.
Another alternative mode of transportation, which has been in operation since 2007, are tuk tuks. These small scooter taxis are very common in Asian countries. The Dutch company ‟Tuk Tuk Factory” has now created ‟e-Tuks” which are electrically powered and have been widely sold across Europe, the US and Southeast Asia. In The Hague, tuk tuks are available to book for city tours, special occasions, and parties.
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