A car provides you with the opportunity to move around completely independently. Another great option is to simply rent a bicycle: it's healthy, environmentally friendly and you will really get to enjoy your surroundings.
The train will get you from Nijmegen to Arnhem or from Arnhem to Wageningen in 15 minutes. The region has a large number of train stations. These stations are closely connected to an intricate network of buses, which will bring you within walking distance of your final destination. The NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen, Dutch Railways) is the main national train company with services to and from all main cities. Plan your trip on ns.nl/en or 9292.nl/en. The latter includes all modes of public transport.
The Arnhem - Nijmegen - Wageningen region has a professional and comprehensive bus network. All towns and villages in the region are easily accessible by bus.
The driver will stop at a bus stop after you have indicated that you want to get out there. You can let the bus driver know this by pushing one of the STOP buttons located along the windows and near the doors. The driver will always stop to pick up anyone who is waiting at the bus stop.
Payment system for bus and train
If you take the train, bus or any other form of public transport, you will have to get an OV-chipkaart, which is an electronic, reusable ticket that uses NFC technology. You can buy an anonymous OV-chipkaart or a personal one (that is registered under your name). To buy a personal one, you will need a passport photo, a Dutch bank account and a Dutch address. You can buy an anonymous OV-chipkaart at the railway station, the local transport company or at a newsagent's.
When travelling with your OV-chipkaart, you will need to swipe the card at the entry to the train or metro station or whenever you get on or off a bus or tram. You can top up your OV-chipkaart at almost every railway station. For more information about the OV-chipkaart and how to top up your card, please visit ov-chipkaart.nl.