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public transport from Apeldoorn to Nijmegen

by BrigitteFunk Online Now Aug 15, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Hi dear local expert,

Could you please give me information about public transport
from Apeldoorn Train Station to Nijmegen Train Station.
I´m arriving on THUR 19 August between 17:00 and 18:45 and would like to get to Nijmegen as fast as possible.
Thank you so much for your help :-)
Hope to hear from you soon

Brigitte

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    Re: public transport from Apeldoorn to Nijmegen

    by ATLC Online Now Aug 15, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    OK, I'll explain!

    Use http://journeyplanner.9292.nl/ for all Dutch public transportation
    or
    ns.nl/cs/Satellite/traveller... for just train schedules
    (both links are in English).

    TRAIN:
    The train trip takes 1 hour 23 minutes and (unfortunately) 3 changes:
    Apeldoorn-Zutphen, Zutphen-Arnhem, Arnhem-Nijmegen.
    There are also possible delays on this route because of maintenance along the route.
    Best to take the trains that are 4 or 34 minutes after the hour.
    The one-way trip costs 10.50 euro.

    BUS (recommended):
    Use the first link above for this.
    First, buy a 'strippenkaart' at Apeldoorn train/bus station. A 15-strip will be enough and costs 7.60 euro.
    The bus ride takes 1 hour 25 minutes and involves 2 changeovers:
    From Apeldoorn busstation (at the train station) take bus 123s to Arnhem. Have the bus driver stamp off 9 strips off your strippenkaart.
    At Arnhem Central station take Citybus, 10 destination Schuytgraaf. Get off at busstop 'Station Arnhem Zuid'.
    Walk to platform 2 and take Fasttrain, destination Nijmegen. Get off at trainstation 'treinstation Nijmegen' (arrival platform 4a).
    The train bit costs 2.50 euro and the bus bit costs 9 strips (4.56), total 7.06 euro.

    There are schedules with less changeovers but they take 20-30 minutes longer. That's why I chose the ones above.
    There are various trains and buses per hour, so you don't need to worry about that.

    Good luck!

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    Re: public transport from Apeldoorn to Nijmegen

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Aug 15, 2010 at 10:30 PM

    As ATLC pointed out, the bus option probably is better.

    Till August 22 the Dutch Railways is finalizing a major reconstruction of the tracks at the Arnhem station (in between) and in stead of trains there's a bus services, with at least half a hour delay compared to the normal train service.

    PJ

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    Re: public transport from Apeldoorn to Nijmegen

    by vtveen Online Now Aug 16, 2010 at 12:19 AM

    You are saying "I'm arriving on THUR 19 August ...."
    Just curious where are you coming from; there might be another option of travelling to Nijmegen ??

    Jaap

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    Re: public transport from Apeldoorn to Nijmegen

    by ATLC Online Now Aug 16, 2010 at 1:22 AM

    Yes, I thought maybe there would but the OP will be in Apeldoorn for a reason, no?
    Car is no option. The normal travel time by car is 50 minutes but given the time of day, that could (and probably will) be easily twice as much. Thus, no faster than public transportation!

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