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Rotterdam is connected to the world and the easy of travelling to the city allows delegates
from all countries to attend the congress.

Travelling to Rotterdam

There are two airports in the vicinity of Rotterdam: Schiphol International Airport and Rotterdam Airport.
Rotterdam is also fast and easy to reach by high-speed rail, such as the Thalys.

NEWS: Quarantine regulations lifted for participants from around the world!

The Dutch government is lifting all quarantine regulations for fully vaccinated travellers into the country in time for the UFI Congress, for example for travellers from the US and the UK. See a list of all accepted vaccines HERE.

Testing and other requirements vary, depending on the Dutch classification of the country you are travelling from.
Check what you need to arrange before you travel to the Netherlands by clicking HERE.

And of course: The UFI Global Congress 2021 will take place in accordance with all the health and safety guidelines set out by the local authorities and by the Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre.

Should you need assistance, please contact us at events@ufi.org
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Rotterdam is just 26 minutes away from the world’s 2nd largest international hub, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The direct
high speed train to Rotterdam Central Station departs five times per hour from the airport.

26 min to Rotterdam Central Station
300 direct destinations
4,633 flights per week
63 million passengers each year

Rotterdam Airport

Rotterdam Airport

Rotterdam Airport is a comfortable and easy regional airport, making it an ideal hub for your European delegates.
Travel times between the airport and
the city are excellent: 15 minutes by taxi and 20 minutes by public transport (airport shuttle & metro) to Rotterdam Central Station.

15 min to Rotterdam Central Station
40 European destinations
Quick and easy access
Low cost carriers
By Rail

By Rail

One of the fastest and easiest ways to get to Rotterdam is to travel by train.
International direct trains from Belgium, France, the UK and Germany arrive and many times a day at Rotterdam Central Station.

Travel times
Schiphol Airport: 0 hr 26 minutes
Antwerp: 0 hr 30 minutes
Brussels: 1 hr 11 minutes
Paris: 2 hr 36 minutes
London: 3 hr 01 minute
By Road

By Road

Rotterdam can easily be reached by car, using the A4, A13, A15, A16 and A20 motorways. Exits to Rotterdam Centrum are clearly marked on signs.

By Water
Obviously, any true port city can be reached by boat!
You can travel to Rotterdam by ferry from the United Kingdom.

How to access to the Congress venue?

The congress venue, Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre,
is accessible from the congress official hotels with metro lines D or E. Stop at metro station Zuidplein.

Thanks to our hosts, Rotterdam Ahoy and Rotterdam Partners, all delegates will be offered the Rotterdam Welcome Card. The card will be distributed at check-in at each congress official hotels.

This city card offers great discounts on top attractions, art & culture, as well as drinks & dining and a travel pass (OV-chipkaart) for 3 days of public transport in the city!

This will provide you with unlimited travel on all metro, tram and bus lines of the RET public transport network in the Rotterdam city region during the congress days on 3, 4 and 5 November.

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