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(Public) transport in the city

Breda is very centrally located in relation to major (Dutch) cities such as Amsterdam/Schiphol, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Antwerp, and The Hague. But you can also reach Breda from Brussels, Paris and Düsseldorf in a short time. Breda is easily accessible via various means of transportation. If you are planning to come to Breda and want to be well prepared, plan your trip with the carrier or Google Maps.


Are you visiting Breda? Use public transportation! You simply check in and out with your debit card, credit card or your mobile device. Use the same card for check-in and check-out. Buying a ticket in advance is not necessary. Read everything you want to know about OVpay.

From and to Breda

By train
Breda has two stations: Central Station (in the centre of Breda) and Breda-Prinsenbeek Station. Take this into account when planning your journey. For other information about timetables and ticket sales, you can visit the NS travel planner. Planning your journey from abroad? Then book your international journey to Breda with NS International.

By (flix)bus:
The (flix)bus is an easy and sustainable way to travel to Breda. Within the Netherlands, plan your bus trip to Breda easily with the NS travel planner. Additionally, Breda is connected to the Flixbus intercity bus network. Daily Flixbuses depart from various (European) cities to Breda. Easily book a ticket on the Flixbus website.

By car:
From Amsterdam/Utrecht, take the A27 towards Breda, from Rotterdam take the A16, and from Eindhoven/Tilburg take the A58 towards Breda. Coming from Antwerp? Follow the E19, which merges into the A16. Plan your journey via Google Maps, consider accessibility, and find all information about parking in Breda.

By plane:
Breda itself does not have an international airport, but there are several airports nearby. Via Eindhoven Airport, Rotterdam The Hague Airport, and Schiphol Airport, you can easily reach Breda. It will take you about an hour by public transport. Airports in Antwerp and Brussels-(Charleroi) are also easily accessible by car. Therefore, Breda is an ideal base to explore more of the Netherlands.

Transport in and around Breda

Breda is very compact, everything is close to each other making it ideal to explore by foot. You can walk from one side of the centre to the other in about 15 minutes. Prefer to try cycling or any of the other options? Below is an overview of everything you need to know to get around the city.

In Breda, you can discover a lot by foot, but cycling allows you to see just a bit more. If you come to Breda by bike, you can only park your bike in bike parkings, bike racks or at so-called 'nietjes'. Read everything you need to know about parking your bike here.

Prefer to rent a bike to explore Breda? It's possible to rent a (public transport) bike at the station, in various bike sheds, your hotel or at different bike rental companies in Breda. Find out where you can rent a bike in Breda here.

By bus
Using the bus is a great way to get around Breda from A to B. Easily plan your journey with 9292's journey planner. Most bus routes accept not only an OV chip card but also payment with your debit card.

By bike taxi
Sustainable and an original way to get around in Breda: the bike taxi from Bredanaar Theo Kloet. The bike taxi operates from early April until 1 November in good weather on weekdays until 2:00 PM and throughout the weekend. You can board the bike taxi at the standard spot by the exit of the Station on Willemstraat or make a reservation via info@anderbreda.nl or 06-3003 8017. Apart from a trip from A to B, you can also take a city tour.

Using e-scooters
If you want to move faster to a location, are at least 16 years old, and have a scooter or car driving license, you can use various e-scooters in Breda. This can be done through providers like CheckFelyx or GO Sharing app.

By taxi or Uber
You can also get from A to B by taxi. You can pre-book this, but there are also various taxi stands in Breda where you can almost always get a taxi. These can be found at the Central Station on the Belcrum side and the Centre side, at Oude Vest, and at Nieuwe Prinsenkade. Breda works with a Quality Mark for taxi companies. More information can be found here.

We are also seeing more Ubers appearing in Breda. Would you prefer to use this? Check the Uber app.

By (canal tour) boat/ sup/ pedal boat etc.
Perhaps not the most practical way to get from A to B, but a beautiful way to discover the city. If you want to explore Breda from the water with a (canal tour) boat, sup board, pedal boat? Find out more here.