Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM) Information
(Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands)
The third-biggest airport in the Netherlands
is officially named the Rotterdam The Hague Airport, because it serves the country's second- and third-most populated cities. Over a million people currently use this hub each year, which is situated north-west of Rotterdam. The facility is also a popular general aviation centre containing several flying schools and clubs.
This airport may be far smaller than Amsterdam's Schiphol
, but it is nonetheless popular for its less-crowded atmosphere and large number of affordable direct flights to several European cities. Rotterdam and The Hague (Den Haag)
are both less than a 30-minute drive away.
The single airport terminal was designed to reduce noise pollution and to be fully accessible to disabled passengers. Of note, the complex is conveniently located adjacent to the Doenkade and Rijksweg routes, which link the two nearby cities to each other.
Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM)
Address: Doenkade (N-209), Rotterdam Airportplein 60, 3045 AP, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Tel: +31 10 446 34 44
Just 8 km / 5 miles from Rotterdam and 24 km / 15 miles from The Hague, this airport is under 30 minutes' drive away from both of its namesake Dutch cities. The suburb of Zestienhoven is especially close by, along with roads such as the A13 / E19, the A21, the N-471 (GK van Hogendorpweg) and the N-209 (Doenkade).
Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM) Guide
- Transit hall information service desk with public transportation tickets, fax machines, telephone cards and hotel information
- Departures hall shop selling souvenirs, cosmetics, designer clothing, alcohol, tobacco and other luxury goods
- De Brasseri self-service restaurant and Horizon Restaurant with a sun roof
- ATMs in the main terminal building and Transit hall
- Car hire desks from Sixt, Avis, Hertz, Budget and Europcar in the Arrivals halls
- Onsite conference rooms
- VIP departures lounge
- Travel Slide travel agent in the Transit hall
- Runway viewing from the Panorama Promenade
Driving along the A13 / E19 and N-209 routes to Rotterdam from the airport is easy, except during peak rush hours. After obtaining car hire, motorists can find a 24-hour fuel station close by. Motorists must possess a valid driver's licence and be at least 23 years old in order to rent a vehicle at the airport, after which you are drive around South Holland at your very own leisurely pace.
Taxis are positioned outside the Arrivals hall and are perfect for all lengths of journeys, travelling into the city centre in around 30 to 40 minutes and as far as Amsterdam
in roughly an hour.
The airport operates its own bus service, which regularly connects the central rail stations of The Hague and Rotterdam, as well as the city of Delft. RET also operates bus number 33, which travels between the main terminal building and Rotterdam's central rail station every ten minutes or thereabouts. Several large hotels in the vicinity have their own complimentary shuttle services.