Travel to Rotterdam


Travelling from within Europe? The train is a sustainable and fast way to travel to Rotterdam.

Intercity Direct, Thalys and Eurostar trains from various national and European locations stop at Rotterdam Central Station multiple times daily. More information about routes, departure times and prices on: (domestic travel), (from and to destinations abroad), and



Air France KLM Global has been appointed as the Official Airline for IFLA WLIC 2023.

Enjoy exclusive discounts and earn miles at the same time. All attendees of IFLA WLIC 2023 can access discounts of up to 15% on a wide range of public fares with Air France, KLM and their partner airlines with an Air France or KLM flight number. Discounts are valid for a period of 7 days before and after the event. At the same time, attendees will also earn Miles with Flying Blue, Air France and KLM’s frequent flyer program.

Please find below the information on accessing the discount available for registered attendees.


Event: IFLA WLIC 2023
Travel period: 14 August 2023 to 01 September 2023
Location: Amsterdam
ID Code: 38859AF


Please visit the event website or access it directly through to book your flight.

Proof of attendance-fare eligibility 

At any point of their journey, passengers must be able to justify the usage of the discounted AIR FRANCE-KLM Global Meetings & Events fares by showing the proof of attendance-fare eligibility document. KLM will supply the necessary documentation upon booking via the above link.


Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has great transport links to all of the Netherlands. You can easily take the train, catch a bus or rent a car.

Schiphol Station is located directly below the airport. It only takes a few minutes to walk from Arrivals to Schiphol Plaza, where you can take the stairs, escalator or lift down to the platforms. A train ride to Rotterdam takes approximately 26 minutes.

Rotterdam The Hague Airport offers flights to around forty European destinations with frequent flights to Barcelona, Rome, Berlin and London. There are also multiple daily flights to many destinations, making it possible to fly back and forth in one day.

The centre of Rotterdam is only a fifteen-minute drive away by taxi or (rental) car. Public transport can also reach it in twenty to twenty-five minutes (RandstadRail combined with bus line 33).

Airport Transfer

From Rotterdam to Schiphol

Travelling from Rotterdam Centraal station to Schiphol by train takes 30 minutes. The connection runs three times an hour during business, and the first train leaves at 6:51 in the morning.

From Schiphol to Rotterdam

The first train to Rotterdam leaves at 4:03 am and takes around 1 hour. From 6:11, the quicker connections (30 min) run three times an hour.

Go here to plan your travel:


From The Hague to Rotterdam

Travelling from Den Haag Centraal station via RandstadRail Metro Line E, you will reach metro station Meijersplein within 30 minutes. Here you change to Bus Line 33 which takes you directly to Rotterdam The Hague Airport.

Click here to see the timetable of RandstadRail metrolijn E and buslijn 33.

The airport is also directly accessible from Delft with Bus Line 37. Bus Line 37 runs directly from The Hague Leyenburg via Delft Central Station to the airport every 30 minutes. Bus 37 stops just like the other bus lines on the public transport square next to the terminal.

Click here for the timetable provided by Carrier EBS. You can read the full timetable in this PDF file.

From Rotterdam to The Hague

Travelling from Rotterdam Centraal station via RandstadRail Metro Line E, you will easily and quickly reach metro station Meeijersplein. Here you change to RET Bus Line 33. From Rotterdam Centraal station you will reach Rotterdam The Hague Airport within 30 minutes.

Click here to see the timetables of RandstadRail metrolijn E and buslijn 33.


Visa Information

If you travel to the Netherlands, you may need a visa. Whether you need a visa, and which visa, depends among other things on your nationality. And whether you want to stay in the Netherlands for shorter or longer than 90 days.

We recommend you to check on this platform if you require a visa or not.

An application for a Schengen visa or an airport transit visa for the Netherlands is usually processed within 15 days. In some cases, however, it could take up to 45 days. 

Other documents are to be shown to enter the country. Please see more information here.