Do you ever travel by train from The Hague to Rotterdam, Breda or even all the way to Eindhoven? Then we have something nice. NS has started a trial with cheaper train tickets for everyone!
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All travelers can from March 2018 between The Hague and Eindhoven with a maximum of 07 percent off travel. The condition for this is that you choose a quiet train.
NS wants to see whether a cheaper train ticket ensures that people take the train outside rush hour. For example, trains with many empty seats are used more efficiently and NS tries to avoid overcrowded trains.
Anyone who takes the train on the Eindhoven Central – The Hague Central route (and all intermediate stations such as Rotterdam, Delft, Tilburg and Breda) can participate in the pilot and travel with a discount. So even if you don’t have a subscription, you can use this trial.
600,000 passengers are transported in Rotterdam every day by bus, tram, metro and even by the fast ferry over water. The transport operator in Rotterdam responsible for the network is called ‘RET’. They do an excellent job in the city, where the transport is reliable, widespread and fast.
Where can I find timetables?
Timetables are found at the various transport stops. There are also LED displays on metro and tram stops that tell you when the next one will arrive. You can check the timetables online as well. Timetables for the metro, tram, bus, ferry and night bus (known as the ‘BOB’, a teasing term in Dutch for the designated driver) are available on the RET website. Local and national train timetables are listed on the NS Dutch Railway website.
The NS and RET both offer reduced fares for registered OV-Chipcard holders. If you travel regularly by train during off-peak times, it might be smart to buy an NS discount pass. For €52 per year, this subscription gives you a 40% discount on fares during off-peak hours. The RET also offers many discounted options, which are based on monthly payments and subscription. Both transport providers offer websites that can help you in choosing the correct subscription for your needs.
Planning a journey
To find out the fastest and/or most convenient option to travel by public transport, there are smart and reliable Dutch websites that offer excellent English language options. If you will be travelling outside Rotterdam, you can use 9292 for your journey to find out which transport options you have to take and what the exact travel times and timetables are. If you will be travelling within Rotterdam, you can use either 9292 or the RET website. Both websites allow you to calculate your journey from your current location or postcode, so you don’t have to know the exact stop. The website also tells you how long it takes to walk to the stops.
How much do you pay for a Taxi in Rotterdam? At Express Taxi we use fixed prices, as you are used to from us. The advantage is that you immediately see how much a Taxi costs. This way you know where you stand and in addition, you can pay for your Taxi quickly and easily in advance. Book a Taxi via the online Booking Form. It is that easy to book a taxi Rotterdam.
Booking online means you can pay cash, Online or in the Taxi you can pay with your Credit or Debit card, This gives you various option. At Express Taxi we do everything we can to make it as easy and pleasant as possible for you.
RandstadsRail – Connection to The Hague and Zoetermeer
RandstadRail connects the cities of Rotterdam, The Hague and Zoetermeer. There are several rail lines and bus lines which bring you easily and quickly from one city to the other. You can reach The Hague CS from Rotterdam CS within 35 minutes with metro line E.
Rotterdam The Hague Airport
The Rotterdam The Hague Airport is a regional airport with international connections. Airlines such as Transavia, British Airways and Turkish Airways fly to over 40 destinations. Many people use the Rotterdam The Hague airport to reach their sun or ski holiday destination, but the airport is also the starting point for many business trips.
The Rotterdam The Hague Airport is easily accessible by public transport. There is a bus leaving every 15 minutes which brings you from RandstadRail stop ‘Meijersplein’ directly to the airport within 5 minutes.