Rotterdam offers excellent train connections. International high speed trains stop here and intercity trains from all over The Netherlands call at Rotterdam Central Station. Rotterdam can be reached easily from France and Belgium with the Thalys high-speed train (Antwerp 30min., Brussels 1h11min. and Paris 2h36min.). The Thalys high-speed train runs ten times a day. Travellers from the UK can use the Eurostar to Brussels and transfer to the Thalys there.
At Rotterdam Central Station, you can take the metro with direction ‘De Akkers’ (Line D) or direction ‘Slinge’ (Line E). Get off at the stop ‘Zuidplein’ (in front of Ahoy Rotterdam). From here, it will take you less than 3 minutes to walk to the main entrance of Ahoy. Please check www.9292ov.nl or www.ret.nl for a timetable of NS and metro in Rotterdam.
Note: a public transport chip card is mandatory for the Rotterdam Metro. A disposable card can easily be bought in Rotterdam Central Station at the entrance to the metro. It is also possible to order a chip card on forehand through the web shop on www.ret.nl, where you can also find more information on travelling with the “OV-chipkaart.”
If you are traveling by taxi, you can find the taxi stand at the entrance / exit of Hall 8.
You do not need to call taxis yourself if you are leaving; Ahoy Rotterdam ensures enough taxis.