During my recent trip to Efteling, I traveled by flying from London and then catching a train to Efteling.
Of course, there is also the option of getting the Eurostar as well to Amsterdam, however, when I was booking I found that getting a flight was a cheaper option. Plus with flying from London it only took 45-50 minutes!
When you arrive in Amsterdam, after you collect your luggage you just need to follow the signs for ‘Trains’ it’s very well signposted and it will take you to the ‘central’ area of the airport where there is also some shops and restaurants.
From here, you will see the ticket machines where you can buy your train tickets, as a note, you can put your destination in as ‘Efteling’ for your train ticket. By doing this, you will be buying a ticket for both the train and the bus you will need to get!
You can also buy your train tickets on the train operators app as well which also works very well!
The best way I found when traveling was to get the train over to ‘s-Hertogenbosch Centraal Station, it was only a small amount of stops between the airport and the station, as the train was a rather quick one to get there, the same worked on the return journey.
When you arrive at ‘s-Hertogenbosch, when you come out of the station, just follow the signs for the buses, when you travel down the escalator you will see the bus stops on the right-hand side. From here you can get the regular buses to take you to Efteling. I decided to go on the 300 bus as th is was a quicker bus than the 301 due to having fewer stops on it.
If you want to get off and are staying at the Efteling Hotel and wish to drop your bags off, I would recommend that you get off at the ‘Horst’ Bus stop it’s a very short walk via the underpass to the hotel. Otherwise, if you want to go to the theme park or the other on-site accommodation you should get off at the Efteling Bus Stop (which takes you very near to the main entrance!)
You also don’t need to worry about where to get off, as the bus has automated on-board announcements of which stop is next as well as a screen that shows you the upcoming bus stops!
The stop at Horst looks like this:
On the bus as well there is plenty of luggage storage which makes it ideal for travelling to Efteling!
Overall, I would have to say that it was so easy to get to Efteling by public transport which is brilliant (I wish some other places in the UK would be this easy!).
Founder of ThemeParkRM. Spending most of his time at Thorpe Park and loves The Runaway Mine Train at Alton Towers (choo choo!)