The Fast Ferry: reach your workplace in no time

Imagine working in the Maasvlakte or Europort. Every working day would start with a comfortable boat trip from Hook of Holland Haven. Swap the ‘F’ of a four-mile traffic jam for that of the Fast Ferry and travel effectively and without the stress of tailbacks.

A fun day out with the Fast Ferry

More and more people travel with the Fast Ferry from Hook of Holland to the Maasvlakte for a special day out near Rotterdam. During the crossing, you will see large seagoing vessels on their way to or from Rotterdam, on their way to exotic destinations.

A rugged, dune-like area with birds, flowers, plants and sometimes seals is located near the ‘Landtong’ stop. Enjoy the panoramic views and the new beach of the second Maasvlakte. From the Antarcticaweg stop, it is a 20-minute trip on the bicycle to reach Future Land.


Mondays to Fridays, the first crossing departs at 6.06am. We cross every hour and the last crossing departs at 7:06pm. During weekends, the first Fast Ferry departs at 9:06am; the last one crosses at 7:06pm.

Check current timetable.

NS Railway link

The Fast Ferry departs from Berghaven, which is at walking distance from NS Railway station Hook of Holland Port. The Fast Ferry timetable is attuned to the arrival and departure times of the train.

The trip planner enables you to plan your trip in advance.

Fast Ferry company rules

The RET aims to bring you to your destination quickly and comfortably. In order to ensure everyone can travel as pleasantly as possible company rules apply.


You cannot use your public transport chip card to pay for the Fast Ferry. You can buy a ticket on board and pay in cash. Unfortunately, debit or credit payments are not accepted.
Check the fares here.

RET Real Time App

Do you regularly use the Fast Ferry for travelling and do you want to keep yourself informed of any disruptions in the timetable? With the RET Real Time App, you can decide what exactly you want to be notified of. You can download the app from Apple App Store, free of charge and Google Play.

For up to date information about the Fast Ferry, you can also follow the RET Twitter account @RETRotterdam.

More information


FutureLand, the information centre about Maasvlakte 2 and the future of the Rotterdam port, is located near the Antarcticaweg stop, at the Maasvlakte. FutureLand entertains all ages.

Bicycle routes

Several bicycle routes start at the Maasvlakte in Hook of Holland. You can bring your bike on the Fast Ferry, free of charge. At Landtong and the Maasvlakte, the bicycle routes are signposted. If you do not own your own bicycle, you can subscribe to the public transport bicycle. The fees are €10.00 per year. Go to to check the possibilities of bicycle rental.

Do you want more and/or extensive cycling routes, go to Port Authority site.