Here is an overview of the various forms of transportation that are available in Brabant:
The Dutch public transport system is good, and many people use it every day. The country is small, and with the exception of the major rivers that cross the landscape, has few significant barriers to land transport systems.
Trains are run by the national Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NSDutch Railways), and connect all of the major Dutch cities. Innercity trains travel between cities and sprinters travel between villages.
The region has an extensive bus network that connects outlying districts and nearby villages with their city centres. Buses in Eindhoven usually run up to four times per hour, and then twice per hour after 18:30, while buses to and from villages can run less frequent.
When waiting at a bus stop, you must raise your hand to alert the bus driver to stop! You must also alert the bus driver when you would like to get off of the bus.
The size of a bank card, the OV-Chipkaart (OV- Chip card) contains an invisible chip, and can be loaded with credit. It is the most common means of payment used for public tranportation in the Netherlands. There are three types of OV-Chip cards: Personal, Anonymous and Single-Use. Find more information about the OV-chipkaart on www.ov-chipkaart.nl.
Eindhoven Airport is served by several low-budget carriers, and has direct flights to and from a number of European cities, as well as to Morocco, Turkey and Israel. For further destinations, you must fly from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport; Düsseldorf, Germany; or Brussels, Belgium. Bus 400 offers a direct bus connection between Eindhoven Airport and Eindhoven Centraal Station.
Recognize taxis by the lit ‘taxi’ sign on their roof, and their blue license plates. They cannot be hailed on the street, but there are taxi stands at most train and bus stations, and by hotels. To have a taxi pick you up from your home or office, phone a local company.