Planning Your Trip
There are many ways to travel to Delft by tram, train, boat and plane.
EASY TO GET TO
Delft is easy to get to by train and by car. You can travel to Delft quickly and easily from 40 European destinations via Rotterdam The Hague Airport. The Airport is only a 15-minute drive from Delft. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is a 50-minute drive from Delft.
Delft is situated between The Hague and Rotterdam and it takes about 15 minutes to get to either city. You can drive to Delft from The Hague and Rotterdam via the A13 motorway. From Amsterdam you take the A4 towards The Hague and then take the ‘Rijswijk’ exit onto the A13 (towards Rotterdam). On the A13, you take exit 9 (Delft) and follow the signs for ‘centrum’ and ‘P-route centrum’.
By public transport
The new ‘Delft Centraal’ train station was opened in 2016. Delft is worth a visit just for the station alone! From the station you can see the towers of the Old Church and walk to the city centre in only a few minutes. It only takes 10 minutes to get from Rotterdam and/or The Hague to Delft by train, 45 minutes from Amsterdam, and around three hours from Groningen and Maastricht.
Tram line 1 and buses stop right outside the front of the station. Tram 1 will take you to The Hague in about 30 minutes and to Scheveningen beach in about 45 minutes.
By the way, Delft is a great place to stay if you want to visit The Hague and Rotterdam as well. Delft has a wide range of excellent overnight accommodation which on average is a lot cheaper than in the surrounding cities.