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Travelling in the Rotterdam area

Travelling in the Rotterdam area

Do you want to discover the surroundings of Rotterdam? Train, metro, tram, bus and waterbus can take you everywhere. Planning your route is easy via www.9292.nl.

Wear a face mask

Since public transport will probably become busier around 1 June, it will be more difficult to stay 1.5 metres apart. That is why everyone travelling on public transport will be required to wear a non-medical face mask. More about the corona measures.

Metro, tram, train & bus

The RET metros go from Rotterdam to The Hague, Spijkenisse and Schiedam. The latter is a neighbouring city and is, therefore, also accessible via the Rotterdam bus and tram lines. You can reach other major cities in the region easily and quickly by train.

 

The metro was extended to Hoek van Holland Haven in 2019. The beach can also be reached by metro in 2021. Until then, you can to take bus 611 for the last stretch. RET and other bus companies provide a wide network of bus lines between Rotterdam and various municipalities, even outside of Zuid-Holland. Zuidplein is one of the largest bus stations in the Netherlands, with lines to the Zuid-Holland islands, Zeeland, Bergen op Zoom and Utrecht.

Transport hub Zuidplein

Transport hub Zuidplein

Photo by Iris van den Broek

Travel through the water

By Waterbus or spectacular Watertaxi you can travel via the river Maas to various destinations in Zuid-Holland, including Kinderdijk and Schiedam. On the Waterbus, you can use the Tourist Day Ticket and take your bike along for free. The Watertaxi applies its own rates, dependent on the number of zones you travel. The Fast Ferry takes you from Hoek van Holland to the Maasvlakte and the Europoort. A large ferry from OttevangerOV, which can also be used by cars, sails between Rozenburg and Maassluis every 20 minutes. A boat sails every 10 minutes during peak hours.

Travel on public transport

In order to travel by public transport, use a valid public transport card. Look here for more information about the different public transport chip cards from the RET (bus, tram, metro), including 2x one-hour journeys.

If you are planning on doing a lot of travelling by public transport, you can also purchase one of the following products:

  • Rotterdam Welcome Card: with 1, 2 or 3 days of free travel by bus, tram and metro (plus 50 discounts on fun things to do in Rotterdam). Starting at €12.50 for 1 day.
  • Tourist Day Ticket: a day pass that allows you to travel across the province of Zuid-Holland for 24 hours by bus, tram, metro and waterbus. The price is €13.50.
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