From India, you will have to travel to the Amsterdam's Schipol Airport. International flights can be taken from Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. Airlines such as Jet Airways, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa are some of the most popular airlines making these trips. However, direct flights to Amsterdam are only available from Delhi and Mumbai. From Amsterdam, high speed rail will take you to Rotterdam in less than 30 minutes.
Rotterdam The Hague Airport connects Rotterdam very well to the European destinations with direct flights. For travelling from other continents, the Amsterdam Schipol Airport can be used. It is conveniently connected to Rotterdam via a high speed rail which takes under 30 minutes.
Rotterdam is fairly well connected to other cities via highways. The A20, A15, A4, A13, A29 and the A16 lead directly into Rotterdam, making it very easily accessible.
Rotterdam is excessively connected via rail to cities in Netherlands and other international destinations like Paris, Brussels, and Antwerp. While normal train lines connect the city to other cities of the country, high speed rails make travel to and from Amsterdam and Breda very convenient.
Private bus companies provide tons of bus routes to Rotterdam from cities within and from outside the country.
Apart from international cruisers which dock at Rotterdam, ferries can be taken from the UK to reach Rotterdam daily.
Getting around in Rotterdam is an easy task. The public transport system is extremely well connected. There are buses, metros and trams running throughout the city along numerous routes, covering pretty much all of the city. A total of 5 metro lines and 10 tram lines operate in the city, along with several other bus routes. Taxis can be booked but are a little on the expensive side. But as always, for short distances at least, renting a bicycle is the best way to get around the city and take in the wonderful atmosphere. The Rotterdam Welcome Card gives you free rides on all metros, buses and trams after purchase. It costs EUR 11, EUR 16 and EUR 20 for 1, 2 and 3 days respectively. It also gets you lots of discounts on attractions, restaurants and clubs.