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There are 3 ways to get from Nijmegen to Drenthe by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Nijmegen to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Assen

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Line 300 bus, bus, train

  1. Take the line 300 bus from Nijmegen, Centrum Zuid to Arnhem, Centraal Station
  2. Take the bus from Arnhem, Centraal Station to Apeldoorn, Station
  3. Take the bus from Apeldoorn, Station to Zwolle, Station
  4. Take the train from Zwolle to Assen

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Drive

  1. Drive from Nijmegen to Assen
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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Travel within Netherlands

Observe COVID-19 safety rules
Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
Inter-regional travel is permitted
Nationwide control measures in place
Regional restriction measures in place

COVID-19 help in Netherlands

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1351

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Yes, travel within Netherlands is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Drenthe is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Drenthe is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Drenthe is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

Last updated: 20 Jan 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Nijmegen to Drenthe is to line 300 bus and bus and train which costs €16 - €35 and takes 4h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Nijmegen to Drenthe is to drive which costs €21 - €35 and takes 1h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nijmegen to Drenthe. However, there are services departing from Nijmegen and arriving at Assen via Zwolle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 12m.

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The distance between Nijmegen and Drenthe is 130 km. The road distance is 160.5 km.

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The best way to get from Nijmegen to Drenthe without a car is to train which takes 2h 12m and costs €25 - €60.

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It takes approximately 2h 12m to get from Nijmegen to Drenthe, including transfers.

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Nijmegen to Drenthe train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Nijmegen station.

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Nijmegen to Drenthe train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Assen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nijmegen to Drenthe is 161 km. It takes approximately 1h 58m to drive from Nijmegen to Drenthe.

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  • Distance: 129.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 12m

What companies run services between Nijmegen, Netherlands and Drenthe, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Nijmegen to Assen via Zwolle in around 2h 12m.

Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Nijmegen to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €30
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €18
1st Class
€21 - €30
Train from Zwolle to Assen
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €28
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €17
1st Class
€19 - €28
Bus operators
Breng
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
breng.nl
Bus from Nijmegen, Centrum Zuid to Arnhem, Centraal Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
Breng
Keolis Nederland
Phone
088 - 033 13 60
Website
keolis.nl
Bus from Arnhem, Centraal Station to Apeldoorn, Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
Keolis Nederland
Bus from Apeldoorn, Station to Zwolle, Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€0
Website
Keolis Nederland

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