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About Rotterdam The Hague Airport
Rotterdam Airport is an airport that servies the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Rotterdam Airport is the third largest airport in the Netherlands and is visited by more than 1.5 million passengers each year. After the Second World War there was a need for a new airport, so construction started and the airport was opened in 1956. Rotterdam Airport was in danger of being shut down for thirty years but it was able to survive with the growing number of flights and passengers caused by the economic growth that started to improve in the 1990s.
Getting to the City Center from Rotterdam The Hague Airport

There are many ways to get to the city center from Rotterdam The Hague Airport. Immediately after landing, you can see the shuttle, bus and taxi stops right next to the exit. There are also car rental companies that you can easily access within the airport. Public transportation cards used by the Dutch are not usable by the visitors unfortunately.  If the visitors want to use public transport, they can buy standard one-way tickets, or if they use public transport frequently, they can get a visitors’ card validity for 4 or 5 years. It is possible to get these cards from the newsagent at the airport. In order to use these cards for train travel, extra credit is required. Transportation is free for children between 0-3 years old.

If you have any questions about public transport, you can contact the information center within the airport.

Bus

There are three different bus companies in Rotterdam; RET, ARRIVA and Conexxion. Among these, the most widely used company is RET. Although these companies commonly use the same bus stops, it is not possible to transfer between buses from different companies. If you turn left at the exit of the airport, you can reach the departure point of the services within a short walking distance.

The bus number 3, departing from this point, arrives at the center of Rotterdam in about twenty-five minutes. The bus is moving every ten minutes during the day and every half an hour during the evening hours. If you want to buy a single ticket, you can get the ticket from the bus driver. Other RET buses passing through the city center include bus number 38 travelling between Schiedam Center and Kerkhoflaan, bus number 40 from the city center to Delft Buffer station and bus number 44 from Zentral to Zuidplein.

It is possible to reach many other bus services from the central districts of the city. There are also night busses called BOB-bus providing access to well-known entertainment centers of the city operating on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Shuttle

Shuttle number 50, departing from the same point, takes you to Meijersplein metro station in about ten minutes. The shuttle departs every half an hour, both during the day and in the evening.

Metro

The metro is the most widespread and most widely used alternative for transportation within the city and to neighboring cities. Metro provides access to every corner of the city from the city center. Once you reach the Meijersplein metro station from the airport, you can reach The Hague in about twenty-five minutes using the E-line.

The E line provides transportation between Rotterdam and The Hague city centers. From the city center of Rotterdam you can reach the Beurs, Slinge, Rhoon, Tussenwater and Spijkenisse centers with the D line in the direction of De Akkers. You can transfer from the Beurs station to lines A, B and C.

You can transfer to C line from the D line and reach the direction of De Terp or De Akkers following Parkweg, Troelstralaan, Vijfsluzien and Pernis stops.

The lines A and B, which you can get by transferring from the D line from the city center, are travelling to the north of Rotterdam. You can travel to Binnenhof via line A and Nesselande by line B, or you can reach the Schiedam Center in the west by taking the other direction.

Tram

Another option you can choose to travel within the city is the tram. From the airport to the city center, there are trams 4, 7, 8, 20, 21, 23, 24 and 25 which travel to different parts of the city.

Water Vehicles

You can reach New York Hotel from the places near the city center such as Leuvehaven and Veerhaven by water taxi which you can find about every ten minutes around the Maas River. You can also travel between Erasmusbrug / Spido, Katendrecht, St. Jobshaven and Heijplaat-RDM stations by taking the ferry called Aquliner.

Train

The Rotterdam city center railway station connects other means of public transportation such as buses, metro and trams, as well as connecting different cities with the railways. The train is a good option if you want to travel between the cities quickly and at reasonable prices.

Intercity Direct

Intercity Direct train travels from Rotterdam Central Station, stopping only at Schiphol, to Amsterdam Central Station in about forty minutes. In addition, the Intercity Train arrives in Amsterdam via Delft, Laheyne, Leiden and Schiphol.

Taxi

If you are looking for a faster and more convenient way to reach your destination, taxi is a good alternative. It is possible to book a taxi via phone before your flight, or to find you’re a taxi at any hour from the taxi stop located in Rotterdam The Hague Airport. However, it should be noted that taking a taxi is not an economical alternative in Rotterdam.

Car Rental

If you are looking for an independent, fast, and more flexible option in the city, we would recommend you to rent a car. You can find the best car rental companies in various points of the city or at the airport, and rent a car.

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2017
Getting to Rotterdam The Hague Airport from the City Center

Rotterdam, the popular city of South Holland, attracts many visitors every year. Famous for its architecture, Rotterdam also has the largest port in Europe. The Hague Airport in Rotterdam welcomes the city’s visitors. Public transportation is widely used in Rotterdam. In addition to being cheap, it offers a variety of alternatives such as buses, trams, metro and water vehicles, which are very practical. It is also possible to reach the neighboring city of The Hague (or Den Haag) by means of public transportation.

Many solutions have been developed to make it easier for the walking disabled to have access to the city alone. Besides the public transportation, taxi ride or car rental in the city is also fast and comfortable. To get to The Hague Airport in Rotterdam, you can take a taxi from your location or rent a car from car rental companies in various parts of the city. In addition, it is also possible to get to the city center by using public transport and continue from there.

The public transport cards used by the Dutch, unfortunately, do not apply for visitors. If you want to reach the airport by public transportation you can take the standard one-way ticket. If you plan to use public transportation for the duration of your stay in the city, you can get one of the visitors' cards valid for 4 to 5 years. In order to use these cards for train travel, extra credit is required. Transportation is free for 0-3 years old children.

Bus

There are three different bus companies in Rotterdam; RET, ARRIVA and Conexxion. Among these, the most widely used company is RET. Although these companies commonly use the same bus stops, it is not possible to transfer between buses from different companies. If you want to reach the airport by public transport, first you have to reach the city center. To get to the airport, you can take the bus number 33 in Rotterdam City Center.

The bus travels every ten minutes during the day and every half an hour during the evening hours and arrives at the airport in about twenty-five minutes. After getting off the bus you can reach the airport which is within short walking distance. Other RET buses passing through the city center are buses number 38 travelling between the center of Schiedam and Kerkhoflaan, number 40 from the Delft Buffer station to the city center and number 44 from the Zuidplein to the city center.

Shuttle

It is possible to reach the airport in about ten minutes by shuttle number 50, which departs from Meijersplein metro station. The shuttle departs every half an hour, both during the day and in the evening.

Metro

The metro is the most widespread and most widely used alternative for transportation within the city and to neighboring cities. All lines of Metro meet at the city center.

It is very simple to get to the center by metro from all over the city and reach the airport from there. If you are coming from The Hague, you can reach the Rotterdam city center in about twenty-five minutes using the E line.

The E line provides transportation between Rotterdam and The Hague city centers. With the D line, from the De Akkers direction to Rotterdam city center, you can reach the centers of Beurs, Slinge, Rhoon, Tussenwater and Spijkenisse respectively.

Those coming from line A, B and C, can reach the city center by transferring to D line at Beurs station.

You can reach the city center by taking the C line from De Terp or De Akkers direction, following the stops of Pernis, Vijfsluzien, Troelstralaan and Parkweg, and transferring to D line. Then you can get to the airport by bus.

Passengers arriving from the A and B lines operating between the Binnenhof and Nesselande directions and the center of Schiedam can also use the D line to reach the city center.

Tram

It is also possible to reach the center from certain parts of the city by using the tram. You can use the trams 4, 7, 8, 20, 21, 23, 24 and 25 to get to the city center and here you can change to the bus to reach the airport.

Water Vehicles

You can reach the places near city center such as Leuvehaven and Veerhaven from the New York Hotel by water taxi which you can find about every ten minutes around the Maas River. You can also travel between Erasmusbrug / Spido, Katendrecht, St. Jobshaven and Heijplaat-RDM stations by taking the ferry called Aquliner.

Train

The train station in Rotterdam city center connects buses, metro and other public transport such as trams, as well as connecting different cities with railroads.

If you want to reach Rotterdam The Hague Airport from another neighboring city, you can take the train to Rotterdam city center and take the bus from there to the airport.

If you are coming from Amsterdam, you can use the Intercity Direct train which is traveling from Amsterdam Central Station to Rotterdam Central Station, stopping only at Schiphol, in approximately forty minutes.

In addition, the Intercity Train reaches from Amsterdam to Rotterdam city center, by stopping at Schipol, Ledien, Laheyn and Delft.

Taxi

If you want to reach the airport comfortably and quickly, taxi is a good alternative. It is very easy to find a taxi at any hour around the city, and it is also possible to book a taxi by phone before your flight. However, it should be noted that taxis are not an economical alternative in Rotterdam.

Car Rental

Renting a car to reach the airport is also a very practical solution. You can find the best car rental companies in various parts of the city, and rent a car to get to the airport.

Airport Information

Rotterdam The Hague Airport has frequent flights to many parts of Europe. Barcelona, ​​London, Rome, Vienna, Prague and Madrid are among the cities with most frequent flights. Since there are several flights during a day to some cities, you have the chance to take day trips.

Check-in and check-out at the airport is quite practical and not time-consuming. You can enjoy the free wireless internet service, enjoy the panoramic view of the terraces, eat and drink at the cafes, restaurants and bars, shop or spend time in the stores while at the airport. The airport also has private rooms designed for meetings, lunches, conferences and presentations.

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2017

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