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Public transit from Rotterdam to Keukenhof Gardens

by Vangeel Online Now Mar 3, 2013 at 5:43 AM

Would appreciate help to get from the cruise port to the Gardens. Does the train and buses work on one pass.

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    Re: Public transit from Rotterdam to Keukenhof Gardens

    by Kaaskop85 Online Now Mar 3, 2013 at 5:49 AM

    Hi, you can take the train (Intercity) from Rotterdam to Leiden Centraal. From there there there is a bus that brings you to the Keukenhof. It's number 854, departing from the side of the town centre. It's about 25 minutes by bus. Tickets can be bought online: ticketing2.wheretocard.nl/ke...">ticketing2.wheretocard.nl/ke...

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    Re: Public transit from Rotterdam to Keukenhof Gardens

    by Kaaskop85 Online Now Mar 3, 2013 at 5:51 AM

    Kaaskop85 wrote:

    Hi, you can take the train (Intercity) from Rotterdam to Leiden Centraal. From there there there is a bus that brings you to the Keukenhof. It's number 854, departing from the side of the town centre. It's about 25 minutes by bus. Tickets can be bought online: ticketing2.wheretocard.nl/ke...">ticketing2.wheretocard.nl/ke...


    In addition: tickets for the train can be bought on the train station Rotterdam Central. You can walk from the cruise port to the Central Station in about half an hour. Metro is possible too, but then you need an OV-chipcard. That card can also be used for the train, but because of a mistake it is or was more expensive then buying a paper ticket at the station. Personally I prefer paper tickets. 

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  • by Vangeel Online Now Mar 3, 2013 at 7:13 AM

    Thank you for you quick response, do you know how far the train station is from the port? The ship want $79.00 US to take a bus and tickets into the gardens but I am sure we can do it on our own for cheaper then that. Have you ever heard of a combo tkt that you can buy as part of the train, and tkts to the gardens?

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    Re: Public transit from Rotterdam to Keukenhof Gardens

    by Pijlmans Online Now Mar 3, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    See http://9292.nl/ for an advice including times and prices etc...

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    Re: Public transit from Rotterdam to Keukenhof Gardens

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Mar 3, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    Info for the combi ticket at: keukenhof.nl/en/601/combitic...

    You still need to travel from the cruiseport to the Rotterdam Centraal Station (by tram).

    From the Rotterdam Centraal Station you travel by train to Leiden Centraal.

    At Leiden you take the Keukenhof Express from Leiden CS (bus 854).

    PJ

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    Re: Public transit from Rotterdam to Keukenhof Gardens

    by Kaaskop85 Online Now Mar 3, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    Vangeel wrote:

    Thank you for you quick response, do you know how far the train station is from the port? The ship want $79.00 US to take a bus and tickets into the gardens but I am sure we can do it on our own for cheaper then that. Have you ever heard of a combo tkt that you can buy as part of the train, and tkts to the gardens?


    I think this is the cheapest way: walk from the cruise port to Rotterdam Centraal Station in about 30 minutes. From there take a train to Leiden Centraal. A return-ticket, 2nd-class is 13,60 euro. You can go via Den Haag, but also Woerden where you need to change train. The website mentioned by Pijlmans is good to see the fastest way to reach Leiden. Order online a "Combi Ticket Adult Schiphol / Leiden / Haarlem" for 22,50 euro ticketing2.wheretocard.nl/ke...">ticketing2.wheretocard.nl/ke...

    Total costs 36,10 euro which is about $47 which is much cheaper than the cruise company offers :)

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    Re: Public transit from Rotterdam to Keukenhof Gardens

    by ATLC Online Now Mar 4, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    You can indeed walk from the cruiseport to Central Station in more or less a straight line. It'll take about 40 minutes.

    Use googlemaps to see the route and then use these addresses:
    - departure 'Wilhelminakade, Rotterdam'
    - destination 'Centraal Station, Centrum, Rotterdam'
    Don't forget to click the button 'pedestrian'!

    I do recommend buying tickets for Keukenhof online since it saves you queuing when you get there.

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    Re: Public transit from Rotterdam to Keukenhof Gardens

    by ATLC Online Now Mar 4, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    You can download a nice Rotterdam map here: en.rotterdam.info/EN/assets/...

    Anything else you need to know about Rotterdam, fire away :-)

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  • Re: Public transit from Rotterdam to Keukenhof Gardens

    by wentbytrain Online Now Mar 4, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    you canNOT go via Woerden on a normal trainticket-plus thats a long way around anyway.
    We always use EUR in EUR-so thats about 55/60 eur for the all-in excursion. Total cost (with walk) and simply buy an combo Bus+entry ticket in Leiden- as anyone does (advance brings you nothing) will be around 30/35 eur pp. On sunny sundays in season its more a matter of just follow the crowd-enormous in the end of morning.

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