Accessibility and Parking Dordrecht
By car and waterways
Dordrecht is situated on the A16 motorway, which is the road connecting Paris, Brussels and Breda in the south to Rotterdam, The Hague and Amsterdam in the north. The A15 motorway from the west provides direct access to the east of the country and to Germany. An indispensable link between the A16 and A15 is the N3, which routes the traffic past the southern outskirts of Dordrecht. The waterways are no less busy. Inland vessels, tugs and tug-pushed dumb barges, sailing yachts and water buses form just some of the traffic on the Dordtse Kil, Oude Maas, Noord and Merwede rivers.
Cars have limited access to the centre of Dordrecht. Drivers can best park their cars in one of the parking garages. Signs indicate the parking route. The free car parks at the Energiehuis and Weeskinderendijk are a ten to fifteen-minute walk from the centre.
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Train passengers take the same north-south route as cars and have the luck of disembarking in the city centre. International trains, except the Thalys, also stop in Dordrecht. The train can also take you eastwards: the Merwede-Linge line (www.merwedelingelijn.nl) takes passengers from Dordrecht via Sliedrecht, Gorinchem and Leerdam to Geldermalsen and further.
Water buses provide a rapid and comfortable connection between Dordrecht, Zwijndrecht, Papendrecht and Sliedrecht. They are very popular for cyclists and pedestrians. There is even a water bus route between Dordrecht and Rotterdam that also stops in Alblasserdam. You never have to wait long for a bus to the heart of the city. It's only a ten-minute walk from Dordrecht Central Station to the inner city. Bus line 10 takes you there and also stops near the Grote Kerk, the Visbrug and the Groothoofd.
Local transport: www.arriva.nl
Regional transport: www.connexxion.nl
Ferry service Dordrecht - Werkendam (all traffic), www.veerdienstbiesbosch.nl
Waterbus (foot ferry/waterbus) Dordrecht-Hollandse Biesbosch-Sliedrecht-Papendrecht-Zwijndrecht-Alblasserdam-H.I. Ambacht-Ridderkerk-Krimpen a/d IJssel-Kinderdijk-Krimpen a/d/ Lek-Rotterdam, www.waterbus.nl