Getting here

Nijmegen is easy to reach both by car (using the A325, A15 and A50 freeways) and by public transportation. In the upcoming years Nijmegen will work hard on improving accessibility even more.

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By car

Rates for parking along streets are (roughly) similar to those in parking garages. At night it is cheaper to park in parking garages. A number of parking spots are intended for people parking for extended time periods; it’s only possible to pay for the entire day there. At other spots real time parking is active; you’ll pay for the actual time of being parked there. In the streets at the edge of the center an incremental parking rate is active. This improves through-flow and makes sure that those parking spots are being used as effectively as possible.

The table below shows the number of kilometres and average journey time from major cities.

From Amsterdam to Nijmegen 123 km/ 1:30 Hours
From Rotterdam to Nijmegen 108 km/1:20 Hours
From Eindhoven to Nijmegen 65 km/ 0:50 Hours
From Antwerp to Nijmegen 154 km/ 1:45 Hours
From Brussels to Nijmegen 202 km/ 2:10 Hours
From Cologne to Nijmegen 150 km/ 1:40 Hours
From Düsseldorf to Nijmegen 115 km/ 1:15 Hours
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Parking information

Parking is very easy in the Nijmegen city centre, because of the many options. In the city centre and near the centre, there are parking garages and parking terrains for visitors. Besides using parking garages, you can also park on the streets in the centre of Nijmegen.

Paid street parking can be done from Mondays through Saturdays from 9.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m. and on Sundays from 12.00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cheaper parking is possible on some of the P+R parking lots. In the evenings, you can park your car cheaply in the parking garages for € 0,50 per hour from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 a.m. (also on shopping evenings).

Real-time information! Check here how many available spaces there are in every parking lot and parking garage in Nijmegen, both for bicycles and cars.

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Public transport

Nijmegen has five train stations: Nijmegen Centraal, Nijmegen Heyendaal, Nijmegen Lent, Nijmegen Goffert and Nijmegen Dukenburg. All of these stations are easy to reach from the region. A large number of buses in Nijmegen go to the city center, bringing you to central bus stops Plein 1944 and Kelfkensbos. Planning on visiting Nijmegen using public transportation? You can use an online travel planner like 9292.nl or ns.nl.

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Park + Ride Waalsprinter

As a visitor to the city center of Nijmegen you could use the Waalsprinter. Drivers could leave their car at the Park + Ride and use the shuttle bus to the heart of Nijmegen in an easy, quick and cheap fashion. This means no traffic jams, no having to look for coveted parking spots in the inner city, and most importantly it means affordable parking spaces: you only have to pay three euro and the bus is free for four of the car’s passengers. The shuttle bus is also available on shopping nights, Saturdays and Shoppers’ Sunday. The bus will travel from P+R Waalsprinter at the Ovatonde to the city center of Nijmegen (stops at Museum Het Valkhof, Kelfkensbos and Hertogplein) and vice versa.

Shopping night (Thursday): every 10 minutes between 19:00 and 21:30.
Saturday and Shoppers’ Sunday: every 10 minutes between 11:00 and 18:00.

On weekdays you can use the Waalsprinter until 19:00 to reach the city center.

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Cycling

Cyclists are at the right place in the 'cycling city of 2016' with all its bicycle lanes. Nijmegen is also a real cycling city with beautiful cycling routes. Do you fancy cycling in Nijmegen for a day but don't have your bike? You can rent an OV-bike or Ovelo bike. For renting a bike, you can also go to JasperFietsen and NijmegenActief. Feel like renting a racing bike? Have a look at Wiel-rent.

There is also free bicycle storage at the train station and in the city centre.

Rent a bike
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Shared transportation

If you don't have a car available, but would like to explore Nijmegen and the Nijmegen area, there is shared transportation! There are several platforms that provide for the option of borrowing a car from someone in the area. SnappCar, eHUB or Greenwheels, for example. This way of travelling is quick, low-cost, and better for the environment.