Information & Facts
The airport has three parking areas, two long-term and one
short-term (directly in front of the terminal). Parking must be
paid for at automatic machines before collecting your vehicle.
Major car rental companies such as Avis, Hertz, Budget, Sixt and
Europcar have desks in the arrivals section.
Train: RandstadRail a high-speed train to the airport from The
Hague, Leidschendam, Pijacker, Zoetermeer and Rotterdam Central
Station. From the central station you can catch trains to Antwerp,
Brussels and Paris. The slower national NS train service also
travels around the inner city as well as to nearby towns. To use
public transport, you'll need to buy a 'OV-Chipkaart' (Public
Transport Chip Card) from a newsagent at the airport. Tourists can
buy an anonymous OV-Chipkaart for EUR7.50 from ticket machines in
all metro and train stations.
Bus: The RET bus No. 50 connects to the Meijersplein metro
station where you can transfer to line E to the city centre - a
round trip of about 20 minutes overall. For a more direct route,
the No. 33 bus will get you to Rotterdam Central Station in about
25 minutes. The B12 line operates at night and in the early
Money and communications: 24-hour bank, ATMs and currency
Luggage: For lost luggage queries, contact the airline involved.
If you've misplaced items within the terminal, head for the airport
Conference and business: There are number of airline lounges and
world-class conference facilities available. The Rotterdam Airport
Lounge is free to business travellers, otherwise you'll need to pay
a fee on entry.
Other facilities: Post office, baby changing facilities, travel
Wi-Fi: There is free wi-fi throughout the airport.
Information: There is an information desk in the terminal.
Shopping: There's a wide variety of stores, given the airports
small size, including a duty-free store with the usual selection of
cosmetics, accessories, liquor and tobacco products.
Food and Drink: Between the several coffee shops, self-service
bars and the panoramic restaurant, you should find everything you
need at Rotterdam Airport.
Dutch is the official language. English is widely spoken.
Fries (as well as Dutch) is spoken by the people of Friesland
Single European currency, or Euro (EUR), is the official
currency of the Netherlands, and is divided into 100 cents. Major
credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. To avoid
additional charges take travellers cheques in Euros, Pounds
Sterling or US Dollars. Foreign currency or travellers cheques can
be changed at banks, post offices or bureaux de change (usually
indicated by the letters GWK). Banks are closed on weekends but
bureaux de change are open. ATMs are widely distributed and most
are open 24 hours a day.
There is just one terminal building, easily navigable on