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Getting around

Public transport

Rotterdam’s trams, buses and metro are provided by RET (447 69 11; www.ret.nl). Most converge in front of CS, where there is an information office (6am-11pm Mon-Fri, 8am-11pm Sat & Sun) that also sells tickets. There are other information booths in the major metro stations.

Public transport in Rotterdam is easy. For destinations in the centre you won’t need to use it, but for Delfshaven and even Oude Haven you might want a lift.

The metro operates two lines, one of which terminates at CS. Beurs/Churchillplein is the interchange station between the lines. Machines to validate tickets are at the station entrances.

Fast and frequent trams cover much of the city. Validate your strip ticket on board. On buses, have the driver validate your strips.

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Car & motorcycle

Rotterdam has numerous places to park, including along the streets. Look for the blue P signs for large and enclosed garages.

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Local transport


For a taxi, call the Rotterdamse Taxi Centrale (462 60 60).

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The bicycle shop at CS is underground, off the metro station.

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