Rotterdam. How to get there by train, car and plane. Info and links


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An important port city, Rotterdam is known worldwide for its modern architecture, numerous monuments, and the many events that take place throughout the year.

A beautiful city to admire historic buildings, such as Centraal Station, St. Laurens Church, Old Harbor and City Hall. Or, the modern shopping district of Lijnbaan, and Timmerhuis, designed by the famous architects of OMA. An ideal place for shopping, through streets and squares, with the innovative covered market Market hall true reference point; a truly unique market.

Besides the beauties, Rotterdam is renowned for its lifestyle and the efficiency of its infrastructures and means of transport. A city on a human scale

A holiday to combine, if possible, to visit the beautiful nearby cities, such as The Hague and Amsterdam, just 70 kilometers from here.



The best and fastest way to get to your destination is by plane. The Rotterdam / The Hague international airport it is just a few kilometers away from the city center. From the airport, you can easily reach the city by public transport or, alternatively, by renting a car. Outside the arrivals terminal, there is a bus station. At the airport the directions are clear and clearly visible.

RET is the local company that manages the excellent public transport system. From the terminal, you can use the convenient 33 line, operating from Rotterdam Centraal to Meijersplein. The bus is active every day, from 05: 40 to around midnight, with frequencies from 10 minutes, at peak times. The ticket to get to the central train station costs 1.81 € with OV-Chipkaart. Alternatively, with the DAY PASS you can arrive in the city and travel on all means (except boats) for the whole day; costs 8.00 € per person.



Recently built, the central railway station is one of the main connection hubs of the Netherlands. The station is also an interchange of the subway, and of numerous city bus and tram lines.

By train, connections are guaranteed to the main Dutch destinations, including the nearby The Hague, accessible by metro line E. Every day, connections in Thalys with Brussels, Paris, Avignon, Lille, Marseille. Further links are guaranteed with Antwerp, Breda and Schiphol.


The A4 and A20 motorways pass through Rotterdam, easily accessible by car. However, considering the efficient transport network, the car may not be the best solution to reach the city.

From Amsterdam, you have to travel about 70 kilometers, most of them on the A4 highway, to get to your destination. Antwerp, not far from the border, is just 100 kilometers. A little further south, Brussels is about 150km while, Paris is about 450km. To the east, Berlin is about 700km.

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