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There are 4 ways to get from Purmerend to Valkenburg by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 7m

  1. Take the train from Purmerend to Leiden Centraal Sprinter

3 alternative options

Line 376 bus, bus, line 365 bus  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the line 376 bus from Purmerend, Brug Wheermolen to Amsterdam-ZO, Hoogoorddreef/Atlas 376
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Station Bijlmer ArenA to Schiphol, Airport 300 / ...
  3. Take the line 365 bus from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden, Leiden Centraal 365

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Purmerend to Valkenburg 65.5 km

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Purmerend to Valkenburg 65.5 km

Purmerend to Valkenburg by train and bus

The journey time between Purmerend and Valkenburg is around 1h 11m and covers a distance of around 64 km. This includes an average layover time of around 8 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 5m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS) and Arriva NL, the Purmerend to Valkenburg service departs from Purmerend and arrives in Valkenburg, Valkenburg Oost/N206. Typically 223 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 3m
Layover time:
8 min
Total time:
1h 11m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 5m
Journey distance:
64 km
Services per week:
Cheapest price:
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

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Last service departs at:

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Purmerend to Valkenburg train and bus schedules

Departing Monday, October 25, 2021

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The cheapest way to get from Purmerend to Valkenburg is to drive which costs €8 - €13 and takes 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Purmerend to Valkenburg is to taxi which costs €150 - €190 and takes 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Purmerend to Valkenburg. However, there are services departing from Purmerend, Brug Wheermolen and arriving at Valkenburg, Valkenburg Oost/N206 via Amsterdam, Station Bijlmer ArenA, Schiphol, Airport and Leiden, Leiden Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 35m.

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It is 51 km from Purmerend to Valkenburg. It is approximately 65.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Purmerend to Valkenburg without a car is to train which takes 1h 7m and costs €11 - €27.

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It takes approximately 1h 7m to get from Purmerend to Valkenburg, including transfers.

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Purmerend to Valkenburg bus services, operated by EBS, depart from Purmerend, Brug Wheermolen station.

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The best way to get from Purmerend to Valkenburg is to train which takes 1h 7m and costs €11 - €27. Alternatively, you can line 376 bus and bus and line 365 bus, which costs €15 - €21 and takes 2h 35m.

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Purmerend to Valkenburg bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Leiden, Leiden Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Purmerend to Valkenburg is 65 km. It takes approximately 48 min to drive from Purmerend to Valkenburg.

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  • Distance: 51 km
  • Duration: 1h 7m

What companies run services between Purmerend, Netherlands and Valkenburg, South Holland, Netherlands?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Purmerend to Leiden Centraal hourly. Tickets cost €10 - €25 and the journey takes 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Purmerend to Valkenburg via Amsterdam-ZO, Hoogoorddreef/Atlas, Amsterdam, Station Bijlmer ArenA, Schiphol, Airport, and Leiden, Leiden Centraal in around 2h 35m.

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
+31 30 751 5155
Train from Purmerend to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
€10 - €25
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€17 - €25
Bus operators

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
+49 30 300 137 300
Bus from Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Twice daily
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Arriva NL
+31 900 2022022
Bus from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden, Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Other operators
Taxi from Purmerend to Valkenburg
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
€150 - €190
TCA Taxi
+31 20 777 7777
Taxi Team Amsterdam
+31 64 444 4087
+31 20 705 8888
+ 31 10 262 2540
+31 20 260 0810
Taxi Wester Alcmaria 072-4444444
+31 72 444 4444
Taxi Alkmaar Martin
+31 6 27444422
Hofland Taxi
+31 72 511 1112

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