How to get there
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is 45 min away by train. For Delft, you have to change at at Leiden Centraal or The Hague Hollands Spoor (which is called Den Haag HS). If you prearrange a taxi to pick you up at Schiphol, expect to pay €60 to Delft. For a one way trip by train, the fare is €9,50.
Rotterdam The Hague Airport is only a few kilometres away but has poor public transport connections. RET city bus 33 runs frequently to Rotterdam Centraal Station and takes you there in about 20 min. From there it’s a 20 min train ride.
When taking an airport taxi from Rotterdam The Hague Airport, expect to pay about €35 for the trip. Other, cheaper, options are prearranged taxis from Delft.
Delft has two railway stations: Delft (near the city center and best for the university) and Delft Zuid (Delft’s southern residential area). (Direct) train connections run from:
- Den Haag Central Station or Hollands Spoor(10 min, €2)
- Schiphol Airport (45 min, €9.50)
- Amsterdam (1 h, €12)
- Rotterdam (15 m, €3)
From 2010 till 2015, there will be building works in progress as a new train tunnel is being built through Delft. This is a large project, severely affecting the flow of traffic and parking. Because of this the bus station and taxis are now at the back of the train station.
Delft is a short tram ride from Den Haag by tram. Tramline 1 runs from Scheveningen, through the middle of Den Haag and Den Haag HS to Delft. Travelling time is approximately 20 min from Den Haag to Delft. From Scheveningen to Delft takes about 45 min. Tell the driver your travel plans so that he can sell you the best value ticket. On the trams you now must use the OV-Chipcard or day-pass. Buy these from the central station or ask at an information desk.
Delft is easily reached by car. Coming from Amsterdam or Schiphol, it is at the end of the A4 motorway; coming from Rotterdam, Delft has three exits off the A13 motorway. The city centre is best reached via the IKEA exit. During the weekend this exit can be busy with IKEA shoppers. Then take the North exit.
Buses from Den Haag and Rotterdam terminate at the Delft bus terminal, which is at the back Delft railway station because of building works at the front. Tram line 1 from Den Haag (HS) runs to Delft and has stops near the city center and railway station.