Rotterdam can be reached easily from across the country and abroad. Whether you come by train, bus, car, plane, boat or possibly even by bike, Rotterdam offers excellent connections in and around the city.
An increasing number of European cities provide direct flights to Rotterdam The Hague Airport. Operators Transavia, CityJet, British Airways, bmi regional, Turkish Airlines, TUIfly, Lufthansa, VLM, Vueling, Corendon, Onur Air fly to the second regional airport in the Netherlands.
From Rotterdam The Hague Airport, you can reach the very heart of Rotterdam very quickly, travelling by taxi or public transport.
Alternatively you can fly to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and take a 30 minute train ride to Rotterdam Central Station. Watch the video with instructions here
One of the fastest and easiest ways to get to Rotterdam is to travel by train. Intercity trains hailing from every corner of the Netherlands make a stop at Rotterdam Central Station, including the high-speed train. The fastest connection between Amsterdam, Schiphol, Rotterdam and Breda is the NS Intercity Direct. It runs twice per hour. When travelling between Schiphol and Rotterdam, you will have to pay an Intercity Direct surcharge.
When travelling from France and Belgium, you should take the Thalys (it runs ten times per day). When travelling from the United Kingdom, you can take the Eurostar (and transfer to the Thalys in Brussels).