Travel to Rotterdam

Whether you take the train from a city nearby or a flight from overseas - see below for information on how to get to Rotterdam from around the globe.

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How to get to Rotterdam

Rotterdam is very well connected by international, national and local public transport systems and therefore easy to reach and access.

By plane

Rotterdam The Hague Airport

The airport is the third largest in the country and located north of the city. Flights regularly land there from all major cities in the neighbouring countries.

Airlines that fly to Rotterdam include: Transavia, City Jet, British Airways, BMI Regional, Turkish Airlines, TUI, Jetairfly, Fly VLM, Vueling.

Getting from Rotterdam The Hague Airport to the city center

Continuing your journey to Rotterdam Central Station is quick and easy:

Taking a (rental) car or taxi is the fastest mode of transportation, taking only 10 minutes to get to the city center. Alternatively you can go by RandstadRail + Airport Shuttle bus line 50 which will bring you to the city center in approximately 15 min. Or you choose the easy option of the Airport Shuttle bus line 33 taking you to Rotterdam's city centre in 20-25 min.

Plan your trip to the city centre:

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Schiphol Airport is the main international airport of the Netherlands, located 20 min. southwest of Amsterdam. It is Europe's 4th busiest airport and most major airlines are operating flights to Amsterdam.

Getting from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam

See below for information about the train services.

By Train

Rotterdam is easily reachable from most major cities throughout Europe. Many international highspeed trains as well as intercity trains from all over the Netherlands stop at Rotterdam Central Station.

For delegates coming from France or Belgium, the Thalys high-speed train will probably be the best option. The train runs 10 times a day and you'll be in Rotterdam in no time. Coming from the UK you should first take the Eurostar to Brussels and get on the Thalys there.

more information on the Thalys

Getting to Rotterdam from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is also very easy. The Intercity direct of NS Hispeed (Dutch Railways) takes you from Schiphol to Rotterdam in just 25 minutes and runs twice every hour. The ticket is available via the NS website: