Sunday April 7th

Travel info Sunday

On this page you will find the travel information for Sunday the 7th of April. Updates on the travel info below will be posted online on a regular basis.

  • The start of the NN Marathon Rotterdam is located on the Schiedamsedijk at the foot of the Erasmusbrug
  • The start of the AA Drink 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam is located on the Burgemeester van Walsumweg
  • The finish is located on the Coolsingel next to the city hall
  • The Marathon Sport Expo is located in World Trade Center (Beursplein 37, Rotterdam)


Travel advice

Participants and spectators are encouraged to use public transportation on the race day. The nearest stops of public transportation are train station Rotterdam Centraal, metrostation Beurs and Blaak. Metro station Leuvehaven is closed on Sunday the 7th of April until 3 pm. Please keep in mind large parts of the city will be closed to traffic and it will be very crowded in the city.

Marathon participants are advised: 
- to take the train to Rotterdam Centraal to use the changing facilities at Schouwburgplein
- to take the metro to Beurs to get to the start location

1/4 Marathon participants are advised: 
- to take the train to Rotterdam Centraal to use the changing facilities at Schouwburgplein
- to take the metro to Blaak to get to the start location

Spectators are advised:
- to take the metro to Wilhelminaplein to get to the NN Marathon Rotterdam start location
- to take the metro to Blaak to get to the 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam start location
to take the metro to Beurs to get to the finish on the Coolsingel

More travel info

By train (NS)

A great idea, because on race day large parts of the city will be closed to traffic. Train stations Rotterdam Centraal and Rotterdam Blaak are both within walking distance of the event location and the Marathon Sport Expo. 

OV-Chipkaart
There is no separate OV-chipkaart for foreigners. As a foreigner you will purchase an anonymous OV-chipkaart or a disposable OV-chipkaart. You will purchase either card at the counter for a public transport company, the device at the station, at a newsagent or at a supermarket. Click here to read more about an OV-chipkaart.

NS Ticket
You can also purchase a NS ticket in the form of an E-ticket. That is quick and easy and means you don't have to queue at the ticket machine.

Maintenance work
On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of April, maintenance rail work is scheduled at Leiden Centraal station. Participants and spectators travelling from Leiden can take the NS-bus to The Hague Centraal and from there you can get on a Sprinter (every half an hour) or Intercity (every 15 minutes) to Rotterdam Centraal. The extra travel time may be up to 15-30 minutes.

Participants and spectators travelling from Noord-Holland (stations Haarlem, Schiphol or Amsterdam) are advised to avoid Leiden Centraal station. You can take either the Intercity Direct (extra fee will be charged) or travel via Utrecht Centraal to go to Rotterdam Centraal. The extra travel time may be up to 30-45 minutes.

Please keep in mind due to the NN Marathon Rotterdam trains can be crowded. Check the travel planner or download the travel planner app 10 days in advance.

Do you participate in the NN Marathon Rotterdam on the 6th or 7th of April or are you going to encourage family, friends or colleagues? Then come by train and enjoy a delicious freshly prepared pasta at Julia's at Rotterdam Central afterwards. This beautiful offer including a train trip is on sale from the 11th of March for only €19,- via the website.

By metro (RET)

A great idea, because on race day large parts of the city will be closed to traffic. Metro stations Centraal Station, Beurs, Blaak and Wilhelminaplein are within walking distance of the start locations, the finish location and the Marathon Sport Expo. Please note: Metro station Leuvehaven is closed on Sunday the 7th of April until 3 pm.

Advice participants
The nearest stop to the start of the NN Marathon Rotterdam is metro station Beurs. The nearest stop to the start of the AA Drink ¼ Marathon Rotterdam is metro station Blaak.

Advice spectators
The nearest stop to the start of the NN Marathon Rotterdam is metro station Wilhelminaplein and to the start of the AA Drink ¼ Marathon Rotterdam is metro station Blaak. You can easily follow the marathon by using the metro. Check out the course map to find your metro station(s). All metro's have a free WiFi service so you can keep tracking your runner(s) via our Live-Tracking service in the app.

OV-Chipkaart
There is no separate OV-chipkaart for foreigners. As a foreigner you will purchase an anonymous OV-chipkaart or a disposable OV-chipkaart. You will purchase either card at the counter for a public transport company, the device at the station, at a newsagent or at a supermarket. Click here to read more about an OV-chipkaart.

RET Day pass
You can also purcahse a 1 day RET pass from RET Webshop (Dutch), Rotterdam The Hague Airport or RET Service Points​. Click here to read more about the RET Day pass.

By car

Not a good idea, because on race day large parts of the city will be closed to traffic and limited parking spaces are available. We kindly ask you to come with public transportation. You can drive to a P+R (Park & Ride) parking lot just outside Rotterdam city centre, provided that you use public transport. The P+R areas in Rotterdam are always located at a bus or metro station and you are in downtown Rotterdam within a couple of minutes without any traffic jams. 

P+R

Address

Line

Travel time 

Meijersplein

Fairoaksbaan 300

E

9 min.

Capelsebrug

A. v. Rijckevorselplein 20

A/B/C

12 min.

Kralingse Zoom

Kralingse Zoom 50

A/B/C

8 min.

Slinge

Slinge 763

D/E

12 min.

Alexander

Alexanderlaan 35

A/B/C

18 min.



Road closures

To ensure the safety of runners and spectators road closures will be in operation during the marathon weekend. We are working hard to ensure that the NN Marathon Rotterdam will cause a minimum of disruption to residents and we thank you in anticipation of your support and apologize for any inconvenience caused.

General closures:
- Coolsingel (Hofplein - Meent): Friday 7 pm to Sunday 11 pm
- Schiedamsedijk: Saturday 1 pm to Sunday 8 pm
- Burgemeester van Walsumweg: Sunday 5 am to 5 pm

Please find the road closures on Sunday the 7th of April below:

Place Closure Open
Burg. Van Walsumweg 09:30:00 10:06:00
Oostplein 09:30:38 10:07:41
Kruising Goudsesingel 09:31:10 10:09:06
Boezemweg-Gerdesiaweg 09:31:57 10:11:12
Kruising Goudserijweg 09:32:50 10:13:33
Boezemstraat -Boezemsingel 09:33:09 10:14:23
Boezemstraat - Bosdreef 09:35:39 10:21:05
Bosdreef - Pr. Beatrixlaan 09:36:17 10:22:46
Pr. Beatrixlaan - kruising Eekhoornpad 09:39:35 10:31:34
Pr. Beatrixlaan - kruising Hoogtaludpad 09:42:42 10:39:52
Pr. Beatrixlaan - Plaszoom 09:43:59 10:43:18
Plaszoom - Kralingse Plaslaan 09:48:33 10:55:27
Karmelweg 09:52:30 11:06:00
Libanonweg 09:52:57 11:07:11
Sophiakade 09:53:15 11:08:01
Vredenoordkade 09:54:31 11:11:22
Gerdesiaweg 09:55:33 11:14:08
Slaak 09:55:56 11:15:09
Kruising Willem Kloosstraat 09:56:28 11:16:34
Oostplein 09:57:02 11:18:05
van Walsumweg 09:57:21 11:18:55
Mariniersweg 09:58:44 11:22:36
Schiedamsedijk ( Vasteland) 10:00:00 10:36:00
Rd Erasmusbrug  Noord naar Zuid 10:00:09 10:36:25
Hoek Posthoornstraat 10:00:20 11:26:53
Churchillplein 10:01:07 11:28:58
La Wilhelminakade 10:02:25 10:42:49
Coolsingel-Meent 10:02:32 11:32:45
Finish 10:03:00 11:34:00
Laan op Zuid  heen tegenstrooms 10:03:06 10:44:46
rd Lodewijck Pincoffsweg 10:04:14 10:47:58
kruising Vuurplaat 10:05:24 10:51:14
Kruising 2e Rosestraat heen 10:07:29 10:57:07
Kruising Olympiaweg 10:09:24 11:02:31
Stadionweg na  rotonde noordzijde 10:11:45 11:09:11
Doorsteek Burgemeester Van Slijpelaan 10:13:46 11:14:52
IJsselmondseplein 10:14:42 11:17:28
La Adriaan Volkerlaan, tot Groene Tuin 10:16:10 11:21:39
Ra Olympiaweg  10:17:38 11:25:46
rd kruising Sportlaan Grote Kreek 10:20:25 11:33:36
la Smeetlandseweg 10:20:25 11:33:36
Smeetlandsewg 10:20:34 11:34:04
ra Spinozaweg 10:22:33 11:39:39
la Pascalweg  10:25:10 11:47:01
 Pascalweg  10:26:27 11:50:39
ra Havenspoorpad 10:27:41 11:54:08
Havenspoorpad 10:29:23 11:58:57
kruising Langenhorst 10:34:47 12:14:11
Ra Zuiderparkweg  10:38:21 12:44:08
rotonde Hijkerveld 10:39:06 12:26:23
ra Slinge 10:39:54 12:28:38
Slinge/Meijenhage 10:41:09 12:32:08
keerlus 10:43:00 12:37:21
Ra Oldegaarde 10:46:31 13:18:10
La Vaanweg 10:51:14 13:00:37
La Zuiderparkweg 10:53:23 13:06:40
Zuiderparkweg, tot doorsteek voorbij Ahoyweg 10:55:07 13:11:36
Oldegaarde 10:58:46 13:21:54
ra Groene Kruisweg 10:59:58 13:25:17
Dorpsweg 11:01:41 13:30:06
na Roerdomplaan 11:02:00 13:31:00
Wolpaertsbocht 11:04:15 13:37:20
Brielselaan 11:05:18 13:40:20
Brielselaan Maashaven Putselaan 11:09:13 13:51:23
La Laan op Zuid 11:12:48 14:01:29
Laan op Zuid 11:13:28 14:03:22
Wilhelminakade 11:17:07 14:13:40
Ra Erasmusbrug oostzijde van zuid naar noord 11:17:42 14:15:19
Schiedamsedijk ( Vasteland) 11:20:05 14:22:02
La Westblaak 11:21:51 14:27:01
Ra Westblaak  keerlus (tunnel Churchillplein) 11:22:19 14:28:20
La Mariniersweg 11:24:59 14:35:52
Vondelweg 11:26:17 16:07:48
Ra Warande 11:26:57 14:41:24
Warande 11:28:10 14:44:51
Ammanplein 11:28:16 14:45:07
La Boezemweg 11:28:33 14:45:57
Boezemsingel 11:29:54 14:49:45
Paradijsbrug 11:32:07 14:56:02
Ra Boszoom 11:39:13 15:16:03
kruising  Prinsenlaan 11:42:03 15:24:03
Boszoom 11:42:51 15:26:19
Lucie Vuylstekeweg / Boszoom 11:43:40 15:28:35
Ra Kralingseweg 11:45:21 15:33:23
Kralingse Plaslaan 11:48:36 15:42:32
La Nieuwe Boezemstraat 11:53:35 15:56:35
Ra Ammanplein 11:57:01 16:06:16
La Vondelweg 11:58:27 16:10:21
Mariniersweg 11:59:00 16:11:52
Ra Blaak 12:00:17 16:15:31
Churchillplein 12:02:30 16:21:45
Accessibility hospitals

Maasstad Ziekenhuis

From the Rijksweg A-16 only via Rijksweg A-15

From Rijksweg A-29 - via A-15 Ridderster-IJsselmondse Randweg

From A-15 Ridderster-IJsselmondse Randweg

From the right side of the Maasoever via the Maastunnel - Pleinweg -Zuidplein- Vaanweg to junction Vaanplein A 15 to Dordrecht IJsselmonde Barendrecht and via IJsmondseRandweg

Ikaziaziekenhuis

From the Rijksweg A-15 - Vaanplein - Vaanweg - Stevelsweg - Motorstraat.

From the right side of the Maasoever accessible by the Maastunnel - Pleinweg and Zuidplein - Strevelsweg - Motorstraat.

Erasmus MC &Sophia Kinderziekenhuis

From the Rijksweg A-20 via Kleinpolderplein (exit 13), Stadhoudersweg - Statenweg - tunneltraverse - Rochussenstraat - Zimmermanweg.

From the Rijksweg A-15 via Vaanplein - Vaanweg - Strevelsweg - Zuidplein - Pleinweg - Maastunnel - Westzeedijk

Oogziekenhuis

From the Rijksweg A-20 via Kleinpolderplein (exit 13), Stadhoudersweg - Statenweg - tunneltraverse - Rochussenstraat - Westblaak - Hartmansstraat and William Boothlaan.

From the Rijksweg A-15 via Vaanplein - Vaanweg - Strevelsweg - Zuidplein - Pleinweg to the Maastunnel - Droogleever Fortuynplein - Westzeedijk - Vasteland - Schiedamse Vest.

Havenziekenhuis 

From the Rijksweg A-16 (exit 25) via Kralingseplein - Abram van Rijckevorselweg and Maasboulevard.

St. Franciscus Gasthuis

No roads are closed. Traffic from Rotterdam-Zuid will be advised to drive via the Rijksweg A-16, Rijksweg A-20 and the Schieplein (exit 14).

IJssellandziekenhuis

No roads are closed.


Walking route to the start locations

Schouwburgplein - Coolsingel - Churchillplein

Check your walking route for the NN Marathon Rotterdam and AA Drink 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam. The changing facilities and bag deposit are located on the Schouwburgplein.

Check map

Start waves marathon

Schiedamsedijk

Take a look at the NN Marathon Rotterdam start waves map. Use the entrance of your start wave as appointed in the map. You start wave is printed on your bib number. Make sure to be in your start wave at least 30 minutes before the start.

Check map

Start waves 1/4 marathon

Burgemeester van Walsumweg

Take a look at the AA Drink 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam start waves map. Use the entrance of your start wave as appointed in the map. Your start wave is printed on your bib number. Make sure to be in your start wave at least 15 minutes before the start.

Check map

Finish area

Coolsingel - Weena - Schouwburgplein

Take a look at the finish area map of the NN Marathon Rotterdam and AA drink 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam. The changing facilities, bag deposit and medal engraving are located on the Schouwburgplein.

Check map