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The University of Twente is located in the eastern part of The Netherlands, in the province of Overijssel.

The campus of the University of Twente is based in the Twente region, between the cities of Hengelo and Enschede. Only the ITC faculty is located in the city centre of Enschede. 

The central address of the UT campus is Drienerlolaan 5, Enschede. Addresses of specific buildings can be found on the address list.

By car

Enter the address Drienerlolaan 5, Enschede as a destination in the navigation system to drive to the campus of the University of Twente.

  • Directions
    • From the A1 motorway, take the A35 motorway towards Enschede. 
    • Then take exit no.26 Enschede-West/Universiteit.
    • Follow the signs Universiteit

  • Directions from Germany

    Option 1 

    • From the German A30, cross the border and follow the motorway (Dutch A1). 
    • Take the A35 motorway towards Enschede. 

    Option 2 

    • From the German A31, follow the signs to Enschede. 
    • After crossing the border, stay on N35/A35.
    • Then on A35, take exit no.26 Enschede-West/Universiteit.
    • Follow the signs Universiteit

By plane 

If you travel by plane, usually you fly into Schiphol (AMS), the largest airport in the Netherlands, close to Amsterdam. There is an intercity train from Schiphol that goes straight to Enschede Central Station. The trip from Schiphol to Enschede takes about two hours.

When you arrive at the train station in the city of Enschede, take bus line 1 to get off at one of the several bus stops on campus. Buses 8 or 9 will stop at the main entrance of the University Twente. Second option: Switch trains in the city of Hengelo and travel further with a regional train to station Enschede Kennispark. This station is located within walking distance of the University of Twente main entrance (about 1 km). You could also take bus 1 to the university and get off at one of the stops on the campus.

How do you get from Schiphol airport to the UT campus by plane, train and bus? Watch the video:

By train and bus

The UT campus is easily accessible by train and bus. Take a train to one of the train stations Hengelo, Enschede or Enschede Kennispark and follow the bus instructions below. 

  • By train and bus (from Germany)

    By train

    • Take a train to one of the train stations Hengelo, Enschede or Enschede Kennispark. After that, follow the bus instructions below. 
    • From Germany: Enschede has a German station connecting Enschede with Coesfeld, Münster and Dortmund. If you take one of these trains, follow the bus instructions below from Enschede to UT. If you take the InterCity from Berlin to Amsterdam, your train will stop in the city of Hengelo. From Hengelo, follow the bus instructions below.

    By bus

    • From Hengelo railway station take bus 8 or 9 to Enschede (buses 17, 18, and 19 also pass the University). Get off at the main entrance: stop  UT/Hoofdingang or the stop Westerbegraafplaats/UT to enter the Designlab.
    • From Enschede railway station take either bus 1 to Universiteit or bus 8 or 9 to Hengelo (buses pass the University). Get off at one of the stops on the campus.
    • From Enschede Kennispark railway station take bus 1 to Universiteit. Get off at one of the stops on the campus.

    There are several bus stops on the campus. You can find them on the map of UT. In the weekends there are fewer buses and the routes are adjusted. During peak hours there are extra bus lines.

Renting a shared bicycle

Between the bus and train stations in Enschede and the campus, you can use the GoAbout App for Android and iOS to hire a shared bicycle or car. The Nederlandse Spoorwegen also offers this service by renting a bicycle (OV-fiets in Dutch)