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The Fast Ferry: the fastest way to get to work

Fast Ferry

Imagine working on the Maasvlakte or in the Europoort area. It means a leisurely boat trip every morning departing from Hoek van Holland. Forget traffic-jams and take the Fast Ferry for a quick and relaxing trip to work in the Europoort area or on the Maasvlakte without annoyingly heavy traffic.

The Fast Ferry: a great day out
More and more people take the Fast Ferry, which departs from Hoek van Holland, for a special day-trip in the vicinity of Rotterdam. During your trip, you can see the largest sea-going vessels travelling to Rotterdam or exotic locations. The 'Landtong' stop is located near a rugged area with dunes, birds, flowers, plants and, at times, seals. Enjoy the views and Maasvlakte 2's new beach. It is a 20 minute bike ride to Futureland from the Antarcticaweg stop.

Travelling together
We depart from Hoek van Holland and sail to the Antarcticaweg on the Maasvlakte. We will also stop at Pistoolhaven (Europoort) and Scheurhaven on the Rozenburg’s Landtong, but this depends on the timetable. Click here for the route map.

During the week, the first ferry departs at 6.06 a.m. and the last ferry leaves at 7.06 p.m. We sail every hour. View the current departure times.

NS Connections
The Fast Ferry departs from Berghaven, which is within walking distance of Hoek van Holland's train station. The Fast Ferry's departure times connect with the trains' arrival and departure times. You can plan your journey in advance using our travel planner.

Fast Ferry House Rules
We will do everything within our power to transport you quickly, safely and comfortably to your destination. We want to make sure the journey is as pleasant as possible and that is why we have created house rules.

You can buy tickets on the boat. You can view the prices here.

RET Alert App
Do you travel on the Fast Ferry frequently and would you like to be informed of any changes to or disturbances in the timetable? You can program the RET Alert App to determine the notifications you want to receive. You can download the app free of charge by visiting the Apple App Store or Google Play.

You can also view our Twitter account @RETRotterdam for up-to-date information about the Fast Ferry.

Further information
Tips for a day-trip (with a bike)
Read more about renting a bicycle
View the bike routes (Dutch)