Travel on public transport
To travel on public transport (OV), you need a chip 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 from the RET, Rotterdam’s public transport provider.
- 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 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.
Travel with an app
You can also travel with the Tranzer app. With this app, you can buy tickets for the trams, subways and buses of the RET and Connexxion. Your ticket will appear in your app after purchase and it allows you to travel immediately, using your phone. Checking in and out and a chip card is not required. Various taxi services, such as Uber, can also be ordered with Tranzer.
Would you like to take a trip by bicycle? Using this route planner you can plan your route using cycle junctions. If you have no bike with you, you can rent a bike at various locations in Rotterdam. Tip: 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.