ACCESSIBILITY AND TRANSPORT TO AND IN ROTTERDAM
Accessibility by air
Rotterdam is very easy to reach by plane from 317 cities in 104 countries via Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam The Hague Airport:
- Road and rail links between Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam are excellent. It takes just 27 minutes to travel by Thalys or Intercity Direct trains from the airport to the city’s international gateway, Rotterdam Central Station.
- Flights to Rotterdam The Hague Airport serve 40 European destinations. The airport is just 15 minutes by taxi or car from the centre of Rotterdam. The journey takes 20 to 25 minutes by public transport, using RandstadRail and the Airport Shuttle Bus 50 or bus 33.
Accessibility by train
It is also easy to get to Rotterdam by train. High-speed trains such as the Thalys and Intercity Direct stop at Rotterdam Central Station, as do many Dutch domestic intercity trains.
It is easy to travel around Rotterdam itself by bus, tram, metro or water taxi. Rotterdam’s public transport company is called the RET. You will need a public transport chip card (OV-chipkaart) to use the RET’s metro, tram or bus services. The chip cards can be bought at sale and information points and top-up payment machines at metro stations, but also at other sale points e.g. at post offices, Primera shops, Rotterdam Info (the city promotion centre) and online.
ACCESSIBILITY CONGRESS CENTER DE DOELEN
Train: Rotterdam CS at 5 minutes walking distance.
Metro: Centraal Station (starting point and terminus).
Tram: Kruisplein 4, 7, 8, 20, 21, 23 and 25.
Bus: Centraal Station, bus numbers 33, 38, 44, 48 and 49.