Travel with public transport


Travel with public transport

The Netherlands has an intricate network of local and national public transport.

You can best travel by train outside the Rotterdam region. On most lines there is a train every half hour during the day, every day of the week. The first train leaves around 05:30 hours, the last around midnight.

More information about arrival and departure times, tickets, season tickets and reductions is available at the service desk of every railway station. But you can also check for information about arrival and departure times.

Local transportation

For public transport within the Rotterdam region you can make use of bus, tram or tube.

1-2-3 Day ticket

For day-trippers, tourists and visitors to conferences and events, a number of convenient day tickets is available. Depending on the length of your stay, you can buy a one-, two- or three-day ticket. The ticket is also valid for travel on NS trains and Connexxion buses within the Rotterdam zone.

OV Chip card

The OV chip card is a system of payment that has been introduced in the Netherlands as from 2009. The chip card is the only valid means of payment for local public transport. The RET has issued an information brochure in English.

Visit for more information (only in Dutch) or dial 0900-500 6010 (€ 0.10 per minute).

If you have any problems checking in or checking out, you can go to the RET Customer Service or to one of the RET Sales and Information points.

RET Customer Service: Laan op Zuid 2

RET Sales & Information points: at the following tube stations:



Centraal Station

Spijkenisse Centrum


Park and Ride (“P&R”)

P&R facilities can be found at the tube stations Alexander, Kralingse Zoom, Capelsebrug, Slinge, Hoogvliet and Noorderhelling. When travelling by car from outside the city, you can park here free of charge and continue your journey by tube.

Information Line

Further information about public transport in the Rotterdam region can be obtained from sales and information desks. Information about public transport in Rotterdam as well as throughout the Netherlands can be obtained from the Information Line for Public Transport in the Netherlands, telephone 0900 – 9292 (€ 0.70/minute), available Monday through Friday from 06:00 to 24:00, weekends and holidays from 07:00 to 24:00.


Travel with public transport