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Den Haag to Sneek - Bus fares and time of journey?

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Den Haag to Sneek - Bus fares and time of journey?

Hi everyone.

I am planning to travel from Den Haag to Sneek on Sunday 5 May 2013. I'm not yet familiar with the Netherlands . This trip is a small leg in my two months worth of solo backpacking around parts of Europe.

Could anyone tell me how much it would cost to go from Den Haag to Sneek by bus? Is there a direct bus between these two places or

would I need to transfer somewhere such as Amsterdam? Is it advisable to book this sort of journey in advance in case no seats are available on the day? If so, could anyone advise of a website where bus bookings can be made?

I really appreciate any advice anyone has on my queries. I find this forum so helpful to my travel planning

Thanks in advance

TK

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1. Re: Den Haag to Sneek - Bus fares and time of journey?

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2. Re: Den Haag to Sneek - Bus fares and time of journey?

You can't book busses. Use the journey planner above. You will have to use trains.

Den Haag to Leeuwarden and then change to Sneek. 3h17m each way and around €25 one way.

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3. Re: Den Haag to Sneek - Bus fares and time of journey?

Just to confirm what Ron has said.

There are no long distance buses in NL, certainly not in the way you would be used to National Express and its like in the UK. The country wide public transport system here is based on rail travel. With the very odd exception bus stations are right next to train ones. From these, buses serve the smaller towns in the area.

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4. Re: Den Haag to Sneek - Bus fares and time of journey?

Thank you very much for your help everyone, I really appreciate it :) I will certainly look at the journey planner, thanks for the link as I had not been aware of it. Looks like trains will be the way to go! Thanks again!

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5. Re: Den Haag to Sneek - Bus fares and time of journey?

You also could travel by train from Den Haag to Heerenveen by train and further by bus to Sneek.

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6. Re: Den Haag to Sneek - Bus fares and time of journey?

One further question which I am hoping someone might be able to help with. I have been viewing the ns.nl website regarding train travel and understand I can pre-purchase a single e-ticket for this journey without needing the OV-Chipkaart. Am I understanding this correctly?

Thanks again for any advice, I am a bit of a pedantic travel planner ! :)

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7. Re: Den Haag to Sneek - Bus fares and time of journey?

E-tickets need a dutch bank account. Do you have one?

No probably not. Just go to the station and buy a paper ticket. You don't need an OV card..

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8. Re: Den Haag to Sneek - Bus fares and time of journey?

Thanks Ronaldo. Unfortunately I do not have a Dutch bank account, however I do have an international bank account.. Do you know if that would suffice to purchase an e-ticket?

Thanks again

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9. Re: Den Haag to Sneek - Bus fares and time of journey?

e-tickets are really not necessary. You can just buy your ticket at the station when you go. There is no maximum nr of tickets sold for a train, there is always enough space.

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