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Public Transportation

Additional buses and trains will run in and around Nijmegen for the duration of the Four Days Marches. The city is therefore best accessed by public transport. The following information will help you plan your journey to and from Nijmegen, as well as in and around the region. Whether you are a walker, supporter or partygoer, public transport will take you to the heart of the city.

Travel to Nijmegen by NS

During the Four Days Marches and the Vierdaagsefeesten, additional and longer trains will be deployed in order to transport all walkers, supporters and partygoers to their destination. To make sure that your journey will run as smooth as possible, you should prepare your trip by looking at the information offered at ns.nl/vierdaagse (Dutch only). Plan your journey 10 days in advance by using the NS Travel Planner or the NS Xtra app. Revisit these pages shortly before departure in order to see if there are any last minute changes and to plan your return trip.

In 2018, Prorail has planned several renewal activities, which might influence your journey. Please check the scheduled enineering work.

Additional trains

Special night trains will run between Nijmegen and ’s-Hertogenbosch / Utrecht Centraal / Zwolle and commuter trains will be deployed between 's-Hertogenbosch and Zutphen every half hour. For more information, check ns.nl/vierdaagse.

Vierdaagseretour

We recommend that you book your tickets in advance in order to avoid long queues at the card machines.
You can buy the special Vierdaagseretour, which allows you to travel from any city within the Netherlands to Nijmegen for a reduced fare.
• This ticket can only be acquired online.
• The Vierdaagseretour is valid for one day starting at 00.00 until 05.00 a.m. the next day in the period from July 14 till July 20.
• If you travel on subsequent days you will need to buy a ticket for each day. Please remember to fill out the correct date and to print the e-tickets at home.
• The Vierdaagseretour is also valid in trains of other Dutch transport companies.

Travel to Nijmegen with Breng

The buses of Breng will run according to their regular timetable. Additional early busses will be deployed specifically for the walkers from Tuesday till Friday, which will arrive at the Wedren at 03.50, 04.50 and 05.50 a.m. For partygoers, special night buses will run from Nijmegen to various destinations in the region. Click here for an overview of the timetables of the early- and night buses. Please note: if you want to buy a ticket on the bus, you can no longer pay with cash, only with a debit or credit card. Please visit www.breng.nl for additional information and the most up-to-date departure times.

Blister Pass

The Nijmegen Four Days Marches Blarenpas, or Blister Pass, is a special bus pass for the week of the Four Days Marches. This Blister Pass is valid for all the early fares from and to Nijmegen but also for all other fares according to the regular timetable during the week of the Four Days Marches. For additional information concerning the Blister Pass, click here (pdf, Dutch only).

Bus company Breng will have an information stand at De Wedren on Sunday 16 July and Monday 17 July. You will be able to buy a Blister Pass there. You will also be able to purchase a Blister Pass at the Breng information kiosk in the concourse of Nijmegen’s Central Station, which will open on Saturday July 14 from 09.00 a.m. - 05.00 p.m. and Monday to Friday and 07.00 a.m. - 07.00 p.m.

Travel to Nijmegen with Arriva

During the Four Days Marches, Arriva will deploy extra (night)trains between Arnhem Central-Doetinchem, Nijmegen-Venray and longer trains between Nijmegen-Venlo. On Thursday 19 July and Friday 20 July, night trains will also be deployed between Tiel-Elst (connecting to the NS trains). Check the Arriva Travel Planner shortly before your trip for the most up-to-date departure times.

Valid ticket

In addition to buying a ticket in the vending machine, it will also be possible to purchase a ticket at the counter of the stations Venray, Boxmeer and Cuijk from 16 to 20 July. The counters will be open until 21:00.

• Return ticket Venray - Nijmegen €17
• Return ticket Boxmeer - Nijmegen €12
• Return ticket Cuijk - Nijmegen €8

If you travel on balance, make sure there is sufficient balance on your OV-chipkaart.

Arriva Limburg timetable

In addition to planning a trip via the Arriva travel planner, Arriva Limburg (Venlo - Nijmegen route) has also created a compact timetable table. You can find it here (Dutch version).

Useful websites 

• 9292.nl/en for all public transport to and from Nijmegen
 www.ns.nl/en for train travel to and from Nijmegen
 www.breng.nl for up-to-date information on bus routes in Nijmegen (Dutch only)
 www.arriva.nl/consumers for train travel to and from the Achterhoek region
 twitter.com/NaarNijmegen for up-to-date information about accessibility and mobility in Nijmegen (Dutch only)

Addresses

• Camp Heumensoord - Scheidingsweg 36, 6525 TB Nijmegen
• De Wedren - Bijleveldsingel, 6521 AD Nijmegen

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