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Transportation to the University of Twente

By Car:
The following car rental companies all operate out of Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt. From the A1 motorway, take the A35 motorway towards Enschede. Then take exit No. 26 Enschede-West/Universiteit. Follow the signs “Universiteit”. There are a number of car parks on the university campus which are all free of charges.

From the German side go to Enschede via the B54, which turns into N35 on the Dutch side, and later into the A35 motorway. Continue to the same exit No. 26 described above and follow the signs to “Universiteit”.

By Plane:
Enschede is easiest reached by flying into Amsterdam/ Schiphol International Airport, the largest airport in the Netherlands. An intercity train departs for Enschede directly from within the Schiphol terminal building every half hour, taking about 2 hours. Enschede is the final stop of the line. Note that only every other train goes directly to Enschede, with the others requiring a change in Amersfoort. When you arrive at the train station in Enschede, take bus line 1 to ‘Universiteit Twente’. There are several bus stops on the campus. An alternative option is to switch trains in Hengelo and travel further with a regional train to station Enschede Kennispark. This station is located within walking distance of the University of Twente main entrance (about 1 km).

By Train:
Take a train to Hengelo, Enschede or Enschede Kennispark, then follow the bus instructions below.

To find train schedules, use the NS train journey planner

By Bus:
From Hengelo railway station take either bus 8 or 9 to Enschede, which stops on the main road close to the main entrance to the University campus.
From Enschede railway station take either bus 1 to Universiteit Campus or bus 8 or 9 to Hengelo, which stops on the main road close to the main entrance to the campus
From Enschede Kennispark railway station take bus 1 to Universiteit campus.

For all public transport schedules, see