Where and how to find us
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We are part of the Utrecht institute of Linguistics UiL OTS.
UiL OTS has several locations.
We are now located at Drift 10:
By air Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or to Rotterdam
Airport. Our national airline KLM has the best
connections, but is not always cheap.
Cheaper carriers may offer
the same (or sometimes even better), but at a lower price,
so it is worth checking for cheaper alternatives.
From Schiphol Airport to Utrecht A taxi from Schiphol
Airport to Utrecht can easily cost you over 100 euro, so
we suggest that you take the train, which is both
cheaper and faster. From the Arrival Hall, follow the
train signs to the station hall. Buy a ticket to Utrecht
(ca 8 euro for a single ticket, return
tickets are ca 16 euro but can only be used on the same
day). There are direct trains from Schiphol to
Utrecht every 15 minutes (in both directions). Trains
normally leave from track 1/2, at *.17 and *.47
throughout the day, on weekdays between 6:16 and
23:46. Between 07:00 and 21:00 (and on Sundays between
12:00 and 21:00) there
are even trains every 15 minutes (*.00, *.30). Duration 32 minutes.
On your way back the pattern is similar, with direct trains from
Utrecht to Schiphol at *:13 and *:43 (at least between 06:43 and
23:43; between 07:00 and 21:00 also at *:28 and *:58). Duration 32 minutes. Departure track varies, but 5 or 7
is a good guess. Try to take a train from Utrecht that leaves not
later than 2.5 hours before departure of your (European) flight.
That will normally give you enough time to miss a train, check in
and have a coffee, but remember that Schiphol Airport has only
one security checkpoint for all Schengen gates so you might be
confronted with long queues. We recommend to use internet
check-in if available.
During the night there are trains in both directions every hour,
but they normally go through Amsterdam Central Station; the
duration of the
trip will be 50-60 minutes, and you may have to change trains.
From Rotterdam Airport to Utrecht
Information about transportation between Rotterdam Airport and
Rotterdam Central Station is available on the website
of Rotterdam Airport. From Rotterdam Central Station there are ca
trains to Utrecht every hour. Duration 35-45 minutes.
By car Don't even try. If you manage to get there at
all, the nearest place where you can park your car is
probably the place where you left. We have no parking
facilities, not for ourselves, and not for our guests. You
could try to park in a parking garage near the Central
Station or in the outskirts of the city and take a bus to
the Central Station from there. There is a P+R site called
Transferium, south of the city, close to the A12 (Arnhem -
Utrecht - Den Haag/Rotterdam). Please note that our whole
faculty is located in the inner city, and not in the
University Center 'De Uithof', where you will find most
By train Utrecht has excellent train connections with
the rest of the Netherlands (Utrecht-Amsterdam is only 30
minutes, with intercity trains every 15 minutes). On most
connections the minimal frequency is every 30 minutes.
There are direct train connections to Germany (and
beyond). If you arrive from Belgium or France, you will
normally have to change at Rotterdam CS (from there it is
ca 40 minutes to Utrecht CS).
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