The actual Utrecht Region Pass

Bus, tram & metro

There are extensive city and regional bus lines in the Netherlands. Wherever you are  there are bus services that will take you quickly to a lot of places. You will most likely find trams and metro’s in the big cities. They’re easy to get on and off and to do some sightseeing on the way. Cities like Amsterdam and Rotterdam also offer metro lines. For schedule information go to 9292


It only takes 30 minutes to get from Schiphol airport to Utrecht by train. Railway travel is a comfortable way to get around in the Netherlands. The trains go frequently, they are modern and comfortable. Travelling by train is a perfect way to explore the region and the country. For schedule information go to 9292


Travel like the locals: rent a bicycle. It is a quick and healthy way to travel. The OV-fiets is a convenient rental bicycle to use either to go sightseeing or for the last leg of your journey. You can use your Utrecht Region Pass to rent bicycles from nearly 300 locations. For more information about the OV-fiets, check our special OV-fiets page.

Remember to check-in and check-out!

Bus & tram

  • Every time you enter a vehicle you must check-in and every time you exit a vehicle you must check-out.
  • To check-in or check-out, hold your card in front of the card reader. They are placed at the entrances and exits of all trams and busses.
  • When you check-in, you will hear one beep. When you check out, you will hear two beeps.

Train & metro

When you arrive at a train or a metro station, hold your pass in front of the card reader that is built into the gate to check-in. The gate will open. You check-out in the same way at the station where you exit the train or metro.


  • Each time you transfer to a different mode of transport (for example from a tram to a bus or from a train to the metro), you must always check-out the first vehicle and then check into the next one.
  • You must also check-out and check-in again if you are transferring from a bus to another bus or from a tram to another tram.
  • If you are transferring from one train to another train or from one metro to another metro, you just need to check-in at the beginning of your journey and check-out at the end.