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Car Hire from Rotterdam Airport

Car Hire from Rotterdam Airport

Rotterdam is the Netherland’s second largest city with a number of cultural, architecture and historical places of significance. Hiring a car from Rotterdam Airport will put the city’s attractions and the nearby towns in easy reach and Skyscanner can help you find the best car hire deal available.

Where to hire a car at Rotterdam Airport

Car hire at Rotterdam Airport is available from Europcar, Sixt, Avis and Hertz, the desks are located within the arrivals lounge of the airport.

Petrol Stations near Rotterdam Airport

If you have hired your car with a full to full fuel policy you will need to refuel the car before dropping it off in order to avoid any extra charges.

There are a small number of petrol stations near Rotterdam Airport, with most located conveniently to avoid detours when heading back to the airport. A Shell garage is located off the A19 on Parallelstraat 2 to the west of the airport. To the front of the airport there is a Total Tankstation on Melanchtonweg 151, a 3km drive away.

Driving around Rotterdam Airport

Driving out of the airport and onto the nearby towns and villages surrounding Rotterdam is straightforward. There are two main roads that exit the airport; the E19 and the S112, however these roads are busy and can become congested during peak hours.

Getting to your destination

Rotterdam Airport has a convenient location within the Netherlands, here are a number of recommended destinations which you can reach after hiring a car from Rotterdam Airport.


Often overlooked by those heading to Amsterdam instead, Rotterdam is an exciting city full of culture, points of interest and its architecture. Miniworld Rotterdam, a miniature museum detailing the history of the Netherlands is considered a must visit. For spectacular views head up to The Euromast for a 360 degree view across the city.

Rotterdam Airport is located to the north of Rotterdam, a 6.2km drive via Fairoaksbaan and the S112 will take approximately 15 minutes.

There are car parks situated around the city centre, however some of the parking meters only take debit or credit card.


Listed as a World Heritage site, the village of Kinderdijk is home to the largest surviving concentration of windmills in the Netherlands. Nineteen 18th century windmills are perfectly preserved and stand in lush countryside on the banks of the River Noord.

Kinderdijk is a 33km, 35 minute drive from Rotterdam airport. Take the E19 south and exit at junction 22, and then follow signs to Kinderdijk village.


The city of Amsterdam has stunning architecture, hundreds of cyclists and a touch of nature. Take a guided boat tour through the inner city canal network, visit The Rijksmuseum or see the infamous house of Anne Frank. Stroll around this incredible city and soak up its history.

Driving from Rotterdam Airport to Amsterdam will take approximately 1 hour. Take the A13 from Rotterdam Airport, then the A4/E19. Exit at junction 12. Follow signs for Central Amsterdam.

The roads in Amsterdam can be very narrow and you should be aware of cyclists and the tram network when driving through the city centre.

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