Renting or owning a car is certainly not a necessity when you visit The Hague; public transport in The Hague makes it very easy to travel to and in the city. The Hague is equipped with a (semi-) metro line, bus, train and tram, which connect all parts.
Tram and bus
All the different areas and neighbourhoods of The Hague are well connected by tram. Lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17 and 19 take you to every corner of the city. For the bus it concerns lines 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26 and 28. To find out exactly what the fastest route is for you, we recommend that you check 9292ov.
To get to the center by tram, it is best to get off at the Spui, Centrum, Kalvermarkt-Stadhuis or Amsterdamse Veerkade stops. Are you arriving at The Hague Central or Hollands Spoor and do you want to go to Scheveningen? Then take tram 1, 9 or 11. To get to Scheveningen by bus, take bus 21, 22 or 23.
Also handy: tram lines 3 and 4 run all the way to Zoetermeer.
The Hague also has a number of night buses. These run on Friday or Saturday night until 5 a.m. from the center, to Scheveningen, Leidschendam, Rijswijk, Delft, Leidschenveen, Wassenaar and Zoetermeer.
The Hague has six train stations, of which The Hague Central and Hollands Spoor are the largest. To travel by train, buy a ticket or check in with an OV chip card. It’s a convenient way to reach The Hague from another city, or to visit another city from The Hague.
The Hague (unfortunately) does not have its own metro network. There is a metro line that’s connected with Rotterdam and Zoetermeer, called metro line E. With this so-called RandstadRail you can easily travel between the three cities.
Buying a ticket for public transport
In order to travel by public transport in The Hague you need an OV card or a ticket.
Buy a ticket
If you visit The Hague for a (number of) day (s), it is useful to buy a disposible tickets. You can use this for the tram and bus.
– HTM 2-hour ticket
– HTM Day ticket
– HTM Children’s Day ticket
– HTM Children’s Group Card
– HTM 3 day ticket
– HTM Night bus card
– Tourist Day Ticket
Where can I buy a ticket?
The aforementioned tickets are easily available via the HTM ticket app, the bus driver, the vending machine in the trams or at HTM service points.
Do you want to use metro line E? Then buy one of the individual tickets in the vending machines at the metro station.
Are you traveling by train? Then buy a ticket from the machines at the train stations or buy a tick online via the train operator ns.
Public transport card/OV-card
When you’re staying in The Hague for a longer period of time, or if you live in the Netherlands, you can use the public transport card. Also called the OV-card. You can charge this card and use it for a few years. You can buy both an anonymous and a personal public transport card. The anonymous public transport card can be bought at stations, at the vending machines. Buying a personal public transport card can be done online.