The RET is the Rotterdam transport company and to travel with RET metros, trams and busses you need a OV chip card.
The RET offers disposable chip cards for single use that are ideal for tourists. The disposable OV chip card is available at sales points, top-up machines and information kiosks at the metro stations, the RET-Service Shop, post offices, Primera shops, Tabac&Gifts shops, Rotterdam Info Coolsingel, Rotterdam Info Central Station and via www.ov-chipkaart.nl.
|Prices of the disposable OV chip card||Adults||Children 4-11 / 65+|
|Unlimited travel for 1 day||€ 7,50||€ 3.75|
|Unlimited travel for 2 days||€ 12.50||€ 6.25|
|Unlimited travel for 3 days||€ 16,50||€ 8,25|
|Travel pass for 1 hour||€ 3|
|Travel pass for 2 hours||€ 3.50|
|Travel pass for 2 x 1 hour||€ 6|
Tip: With the Rotterdam Welcome Card you get a OV chip card for unlimited use of public transportation (for 1, 2 or 3 days) and you save over € 250 on the best attractions, museums, restaurants theatres and clubs in Rotterdam.
The Rotterdam metro network covers the greater Rotterdam area. There are five metro lines, each with its own colour, its own letter and the name of its terminal stations. That makes it easy to find which metro you need; all you have to do is remember the colour or letter and the terminal station of the line you want. For example, take the blue metro line (D) from Rotterdam Central Station to reach the centre of Rotterdam (Beurs station). Metro line E is part of the RandstadRails. This light rail connection runs between the city centres of The Hague, Rotterdam and Zoetermeer. It starts from and ends at Rotterdam Central Station. Times: Mon-Sat 5:30 am - 0:15 am / Sun 7:30 am - 0:15 am (times vary depending on the line).
The tram lines that go through the city centre are 4, 7, 8, 20, 21, 23, 24 and 25. All the trams stop at Central Station. Times: Mon-Sat 5:00 am - 0:30 am / Sun 7:00 am - 0:30 am (times vary depending on the line).
At night you can travel in Rotterdam by RET BOB bus. The BOB busses are available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and depart near popular nightlife locations. The BOB bus tickets cost €5.50 for a one-way trip.
- OV Chip Card www.ov-chipkaart.nl
- RET information and timetables www.ret.nl
- Journey planner www.9292ov.nl or 0900-9292 (€ 0.70 p/m)
- BOB-bus information and time tables www.bob-bus.nl