Erasmus University Rotterdam (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)

Directions, Transport and Travel To and From Rotterdam University
(Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Rotterdam is accessible through The Hague, which is only 23 km / 14 miles away, and through Amsterdam, which is 75 km / 47 miles away. The city of Rotterdam is road travel-friendly because of its flat terrain. Visitors coming from Amsterdam can reach Rotterdam by taking the A4/E19 and the A13/E19. Those coming from Paris and Brussels can take the A1 and A16 to reach the city, while those coming from Holland can take the A1 and the A28. All visitors should watch out for traffic jams during the city's rush hours, which make travel time longer than usual.

Travel by Air

The city's main airport is the Zestienhoven Airport located four kilometers north of Rotterdam. The airport has car rental companies, buses, and taxis on standby which visitors can easily ride on to go around the city in search of accommodation. Rotterdam can also be easily reached by visitors coming from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, which is one of the largest European airports today. From Schiphol, they can take a 30-minute train to Rotterdam.

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Car Parking

The university has paid parking spaces for all university visitors, which can be found near most of the campus's main buildings. The university staff, faculty, and students are entitled to free parking in the Woudestein campus provided there are available parking slots. For a certain fee, parking passes can be secured to get free parking. Parking passes are renewed yearly.

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Travel by Trains and Rail Travel

Rotterdam is accessible by train for visitors coming from Brussels, Paris, or the Netherlands. All trains converge at the Rotterdam Central Station where visitors can hail a taxi or get a bus to reach their destination. Trains coming from Amsterdam to Rotterdam have hourly train services that can take visitors from one point to another in just 50 minutes. Those coming from the UK can take the high-speed trains at Brussels' Midi Station to reach Rotterdam.

Travel by Buses and Coach Travel

Visitors can take the Eurolines bus service that serves all the major European cities. Rotterdam has its own central bus station with regular services to Rotterdam centre. Bus services are also available in the airport and in some Rotterdam hotels that offer shuttle services.

Travel by Ferry

Rotterdam Port (also called Europort) is the largest port in the whole world. It is situated 37 km / 23 miles from the centre of Rotterdam. While the port is primarily a freight and cargo port, passenger traffic has been increasing because of the part's renovation. There are now shops, restaurants, and other traveller-friendly amenities. P&O Ferries offers a daily passenger and vehicle service.

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Travel by Taxis

Visitors with no cars can travel short distances within the city by taking a taxi. They can hail a taxi from the streets or hire one by calling a taxi company. They can also get a taxi at the airport, bus stations, and train stations.

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