The central station in Eindhoven is called Eindhoven Station. Eindhoven Station consists of a railway station, linking Eindhoven to other railway stations in the Netherlands, and two outside forums. These two forums are linked by a tunnel underneath the railway platforms. In the tunnel are stairs located which provide access to the three railway platforms. The three railway platforms offer room to six different tracks. One of the two forums, called Neckerspoel, is a big bus station where all the buses gather prior to their departure. Eindhoven locals call this place the ‘Buskant’ meaning Bus side. The other forum, located at the South side of the station, is mainly a taxi hub. Next to being a taxi hub, this forum is a direct link to the city centre.
As the seventh most utilised railway station in the Netherlands, it services around 60.000 travellers by train on a daily basis, Eindhoven Station is the most used railway station outside the Randstad as of 2015. With the addition of people walking through the tunnel, whether they are bus travellers or city centre attendees, Eindhoven Station has 200.000 visitors daily.
Train time tables are shown in the station itself but can also easily be accessed online, also in English!: http://www.ns.nl/en
Railway station Eindhoven Strijp-S
Railway station Eindhoven Strijp-S is a station formerly known as Eindhoven Beukenlaan. Being the smaller of two stations located in Eindhoven, Strijp-S only provides access to stop trains. Travelling with one of these stop trains can get you to your desired destination or to a bigger station such as Eindhoven Station in order for you to reach your destination.
Buses in Eindhoven
Starting at the city centre, all of Eindhoven is easily accessible when you do not mind taking the bus. Buses travel to all corners of the city and some of the buses travel further, to other frequently visited places in the region. Buses frequently depart from the central station with time intervals between 10 minutes for the most popular destinations and 30 minutes for less popular destinations. After 18:00 some bus lines change their schedule and depart with longer breaks in between bus rides.
A great site, which is almost self-explanatory, can help you by planning your entire journey. Also in English!:
Public Transport to Eindhoven Airport
Eindhoven Airport, the second biggest airport in the Netherlands, is accessible by means of bus. Both bus 400 and 401 regularly transport people from Eindhoven Station to Eindhoven Airport and vice versa. In general, once every 15 minutes at least one of the buses will depart Eindhoven Station towards Eindhoven Airport. According to the bus timetable, the trip from the station to the airport will take about 20 minutes for both busses 400 and 401. However, it is recommended to depart well in time as public transport can possibly be delayed everywhere and at anytime … even in Eindhoven.
Since December 2016, Eindhoven has one of the biggest collections of electronically powered buses in its possession. These electric buses make less noise than ordinary buses and are environment friendly. The goal of Eindhoven is to make the complete public transport pollution free by 2020. In the beginning of this electric program, the buses had minor complications with opening and closing the doors. However, problems like this are nowadays a rarity.
One single railway platform is located near the football stadium of PSV Eindhoven, the Philips Stadion. This station is a simple one-way platform which is linked via a tunnel with the Philips Stadion. However, this railway platform is only in use when supporters of the away side visit the Philips Stadion or when there are special events in the stadium. Normally this station/platform is not in use.
Future Plans transport in Eindhoven
In the near future, 3 to 5 years from now, Eindhoven Airport is expected to be accessible by means of train as there are plans to build a new railway station near Eindhoven Airport. The growth of Eindhoven Airport has to be supported by a more direct link between train passengers and the airport. Talks about a railway station located near Acht to make Eindhoven Airport more accessible are being held. When this railway station is realised, Eindhoven will have three railway stations, the small Philips Stadion platform not included.
Everywhere in Eindhoven there are special bus lanes being built where only the buses are allowed to ride upon. By building these lanes the local authorities want to make travelling by bus easier and faster and by doing so they hope to reduce trips which can be made by bus to be made by car. In the northern part of Eindhoven, in the district of Woensel, the local authorities are completing the building of a new bus station near the mall which is called Winkelcentrum Woensel. Previous to the plans, which are being completed, local residents first had to travel towards the Central Station in order to catch a bus to reach surrounding regions. When the new bus station is being realised, locals can get off the bus near Winkelcentrum Woensel and then they can wait on the station and catch the next bus. This bus station in Woensel is completely in line with the policy to make travelling by bus more accessible.