Car Hire at Rotterdam Airport
This information is correct as of October 2015
Whether you want to by cheese in Gouda, porcelain in Delft or get hedonistic in design-loving Rotterdam, you can find the best car hire at Rotterdam Airport with Skyscanner. Why not check out our guide on things to do in Rotterdam.
Where to hire a car at Rotterdam Airport
There are five car hire companies with desks at Rotterdam Airport: EuropeCar, Avis, Hertz, Sixt, and Budget. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Rotterdam Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is an Argos garage located on the airport site. Head northwest on Rotterdam Airportplein, turn right and the petro station will be on the right hand side.
Driving around Rotterdam Airport
Rotterdam Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads and can be reached easily by car. From Amsterdam you can take the A4 South to The Hague, then get on the A13 to Rotterdam. If travelling from Utrecht take the A12 and change to the A20 just after Gouda to reach the airport.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Rotterdam Airport.
Cheese lovers need go no further. Famous for its dairy delights, Gouda is the place to purchase vast rounds of this delicious food. However, there is more to Gouda than fromage. Beautiful 16th century and gothic architecture, cosy, lively cafes, meandering canals and a tangle of lanes and alleys make Gouda a beauty to explore. The town’s fabulous market is one of the largest in the Netherlands while the market square is a hive of shopping activity.
Gouda is just 35 minutes from Rotterdam Airport by car. Get on the A20 from the airport towards the S112. Follow this to the N456 in Moordrecht and take the N456 exit off the A20. Take the N207 from the N456 and follow signs for Gouda.
Beautiful Delft is like a painting. Its narrow winding streets weave around each other with their stunning architecture lining the canals that meanders through the town. Delft’s famous son, painter Johannes Vermeer laid the town’s beauty to many a canvas. Another claim to fame is Delftware, the enchanting blue and white porcelain that is made here. From windmill strewn landscapes to lively cafes and local restaurants, Delft is a picture postcard worth visiting.
Delft is just 20 minutes from Rotterdam Airport. Get on the A13 from the airport, and take exit 19 for Delft. Follow signs for the centre.
Rotterdam is bold and exciting. Its nightlife is famed across the Netherlands for being electrifyingly exiting with live music, DJs and cool bars and clubs. The huge port defines the city while its wonderful diverse communities provide a wonderful cultural and shopping experience. The museums are world class, filled with Old Masters, while the architecture ranges from quirky to positively daring! Split by a shipping channel, Rotterdam is littered with bridges that span its waters making for dramatic city views.
It takes just 15 minutes to reach Rotterdam by car from the airport. Take Fairoaksbaan to the S112and follow the signs for the centre.
On-street parking in Rotterdam is charged from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 11pm and on Sundays between 12 noon and 22pm. There is no parking time limit and the cost is €2.50 to €3.33 per hour depending on the area. In the area surrounding the city centre chargeable parking applies on working days till 6pm and costs €0.50 per 18 min. There are plenty of car parks for unlimited parking that cost from €3.33 per hour to a €30.00 per day maximum. Some hotels in Rotterdam also offer free parking.
Prices subject to change