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How do you travel to campus?

Do you get a little exercise when you’re making your way there? Do you use your travel time to catch up on your work? Or do use your travel time to relax? Why not try travelling to campus in a different way and see what it’s like? You don’t have to completely change the way that you travel, but every little thing that we do helps to contribute to a cleaner environment and better accessibility

This site contains more information about the various travel options, and includes tips, useful facts, apps, and information about campaigns and initiatives that will help you to make the right choices.

Your journey to campus

Are you looking for a faster and easier commute to campus? And would you like to be able to travel around campus more quickly and easily? The www.samenbeterbereikbaar.nl accessibility website will help you to achieve both of these aims!

An overview map of the area around the campuses shows the location of each campus in relation to the NS railway stations, as well as those bus stops that are located close to the campus. Maps with extra details can be found at the bottom of each page.

Digital magazines for traveling campus Nijmegen and Arnhem

Here you find digital English magazines about traveling in your study city.
The digital magazines contain basic information, such as how do I get subscriptions for public transport, where do I rent an e-bike or where can I buy a bicycle and where can I get it repaired? What are the famous places to go out in Nijmegen and Arnhem. How do I travel back home safely after going out. You will find inside information from students that ensure that you quickly and smartly find your way in and to your study city.

Bikes and e-bikes

Many staff members and students cycle to the campus. We encourage people to use bikes or e-bikes through such initiatives as trial offers and financial schemes and we also provide decent charging facilities, parking facilities and shower facilities. Did you know that the Arnhem-Nijmegen region also boasts its very own extensive network of fast bike routes? Using these routes will not only help you to reach your destination quickly, but you’ll be doing it in a way that benefits both your health and the environment!


Tens of thousands of people work and study on campus, which means that there’s sure to be people who live near you with whom you could carpool. As a result, you’d be helping to reduce the number of cars on the road, you’d save on fuel costs and you’d be helping to reduce CO2 emissions. The Nijmegen institutions all work with the Toogether app, which helps people find potential carpool buddies.

Public transport (OV)

Public transport usually offers a good alternative to the car. In many cases, public transport offers around the same benefits in terms of cost and travel time when compared with car travel. In addition to this, people who travel by public transport are often able to make good use of their time. If you don’t live near a bus or train station, [combined travel] might offer a good alternative.

Combined travel or chained travel

For those who live further away and also don’t live near a station, the car often seems to be the only option. However, many people find that the combination of a car (or e-bike) and the train or bus (transferia/P+R or park and ride transfer points) can be quite a good alternative, especially if the commuter’s final destination is quite busy or the parking there is problematic.  Trials for people from selected postcode areas from both Nijmegen and Arnhem are due to start in the near future.

Avoiding peak hour

Travelling outside of peak hour is an option for those people who don’t need to start work at a regular time. This also has many advantages: public transport is quieter and drivers are less likely to encounter traffic jams on the road. In addition to this, if more people started to travel outside of peak hour, we’d be able to spread the traffic congestion and driving would be less stressful for those people who do travel during peak times.  If possible, try to start work later, or spend the first hour of your day working from home. But leaving work earlier and finishing off your work at home in the afternoon is obviously also an option!

Shared transport

There is a continued increase in the number of available share bikes, share scooters and share cars; these can be hired easily via an app. The option of leaving your vehicle at a different location from where you started your journey is also becoming increasingly popular. This means that travelling is becoming more and more flexible and it’s becoming easier to combine different modes of travel.

Working from home/Digital education

Since the coronavirus crisis started, working online or taking online classes have become viable options. And the potential for these options will only increase in the future. At the same time, we also know that staff and students want to continue to meet ‘in person’, but they may no longer want to meet up every day.