Netherlands can be reached by planes, trains, buses, cars and boats.
Schiphol Airport is the biggest international airport in the country connected to most major parts of the world through the Dutch largest airline KLM. Other relatively budget airlines connecting the world to Schiphol include Jet2.com, Easyjet and Transavia. From Schiphol, the rail can be taken to reach major cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. Other international airports include: Eindhoven Airport (used by Ryanair), Maastricht/Aachen Airport, Rotterdam - The Hague Airport (used by Transavia), and Groningen-Eelde Airport. Dôsseldorf International Airport in Germany and Brussels Airport in Brussels can also be used to get to Netherlands.
Three popular bus operators: Eurolines: the most prominent operator for international buses to the Netherlands. This is the cheapest way to travel (especially for those below 26) but the services are limited - very few main routes have a daily service (These include London, Milan, Poland, Brussels and Paris). Megabus: From London and Paris to Amsterdam via Brussels. PublicExpress: From Bremen to Groningen via Oldenburg.
There are two major railway routes connecting the Netherlands to other European countries: 1. Netherlands is connected to France and Belgium by the Thalys, a high-speed train that is a bit on the expensive side. However, by booking in advance, you can avail cheaper ticket deals. 2. A second option is the ICE, a high-speed train connecting the Netherlands with Germany, Switzerland, Denmark and Poland. 3. Intercity and regional trains also run along these routes and are cheaper alternatives. However, they take much longer to reach and one has to repeatedly change trains.
Tourists can drive to and fro from Netherlands to Belgium and Germany thanks to well-maintained roads connecting the countries. However, cars may be stopped at borders for checks.
There are three main ferry services from the UK to the Netherlands: P&O Ferries: running between Kingston Upon Hull and Rotterdam Europort. Stena Line: running between Harwich and Hook of Holland. DFDS Seaways: running between Newcastle upon Tyne and IJmuiden in Amsterdam The prices and timetables are available online and tickets can be booked easily.