When arriving at Schiphol Airport, after having claimed your baggage and cleared customs, go to the Central Hall (this is just outside the main arrival areas - follow the signs "to trains"). Here you will find ticket counters for the trains. They are clearly marked. Purchase a ticket. Your destination will be either Tilburg University or Tilburg Central Station.
From the ticket counter, proceed to the train departure area (underground - follow the signs "to trains"). The trains leave from platform 1-2; in the Main Hall you will also find an electronic board giving an overview of all trains leaving in the next few hours. Above each platform is an electronic board, which lists the destination of the train and all places in between where it stops. Please check this board before boarding the train!
Take the train that will stop at ‘s – Hertogenbosch (it’s final destination will most likely be Heerlen). There, transfer to platform 7A and take the train to either Tilburg University station or Tilburg Central station. This train will leave four times every hour.
Note: The city of 's-Hertogenbosch is also known as Den Bosch.
From Schiphol to Tilburg Central Station - 1 hr 30 mins;
Costs of a ticket
Single 2nd class - about €20,00
1 (at Den Bosch (also called ‘s Hertogenbosch))
Trains depart from Schiphol every 1/2 hour, at 15 minutes over the hours and 45 minutes over the hour.
At Schiphol go to platform 1-2, take the train going in the direction of Heerlen. Change at Den Bosch for the train to Tilburg (final destination either Roosendaal or Breda). Get out at either Tilburg Central station or Tilburg University station.
When arriving at Eindhoven Airport, after having claimed your baggage and cleared customs, take either bus 400 or 401 in the direction of Eindhoven Station. Since Eindhoven airport is rather small, finding the bus stop is not difficult. It is outside of the terminal. The bus trip will take you approximately 20 minutes.
Purchase a ticket for the bus; a one way ticket will be €3,50. You can buy these at the ticket machines inside the airport or in the bus itself (but the bus driver will only take cash).
Please keep in mind that bus 400 is a direct shuttle bus to Eindhoven station. Bus 401 will make several stops along the way, so make sure to exit at the right stop.
When you arrive at Eindhoven Station, take the train heading in the direction of Den Haag Centraal. Exit the train at Tilburg Central Station, (transfer to a second train headed towards Tilburg University if necessary). The train from Eindhoven will leave from platform 6. This train will leave twice every hour (on the hour and at half past).
From Eindhoven Airport to Tilburg Central Station: - 50 mins.
Costs of a ticket
Single 2nd class: approximately 10 euros.
1 stopover at Eindhoven Station.
Trains depart from Eindhoven station twice every hour. Bus 400 will leave four times every hour, bus 401 will leave six times every hour.
At Eindhoven Airport, take bus 401 to Eindhoven Station. Make sure to exit at Eindhoven Station, as this bus has more stops along the way. Change at Eindhoven station to the train leaving for Den Haag Centraal at platform 6. Exit at Tilburg Central station, and if necessary transfer to a train headed toward Tilburg University station.
Station Tilburg Universiteit is located at a five minutes’ walk from campus. This is where you want to go. It is a tiny station that is frequently served by trains that run between Tilburg Station and Breda Station. Station Tilburg (no Central in it) is the city’s main train station and served by many trains coming from all over the country. Most likely you need to change trains here to Tilburg Universiteit Station. The ride is only four minutes. If you buy your train ticket, make sure the end destination is Tilburg Universiteit.
Coming from Station Tilburg Universiteit, you have to walk some 500 meters. Get out at the right side (that is track 1) and walk to the right. Find the small alley and turn left. Just ask for directions, or follow fellow passengers. After 200 meters or so, you will see some tall buildings. You are approaching the campus. Walk towards the (car-free) pedestrians’ Avenue with the tall lamp posts that runs through it and in the direction of the tallest building (that is K). You pass the buildings A (Academia) and M (Montesquieu) and S (Simon; under construction). Then you cross the road at the pedestrian crossing and the next building on your left hand side is D (Dante) Building. This is the conference location.