Manchester to Rotterdam

Anyone who has been to Rotterdam knows there is more to the Netherlands than Amsterdam! A central hub for the nation's shipping industry, Rotterdam has the largest port in Europe, alongside a rich and diverse economy, with companies from the electrical and pharmaceutical industry being major players. The city is separated by the Maas River, and the waterbus service gives a maritime flavour. With museums, a riverside culture, fascinating architecture and miles of beautiful green countryside on your doorstep, anyone taking flights from Manchester to Rotterdam has a wonderful world to explore at their feet.

For the latest information on our flight schedules from Manchester (MAN) to Rotterdam - The Hague (RTM), take a look at our Flybe timetable page for this route, and for the return journey, take a look at the Rotterdam to Manchester page.

For tips and guidance about your trip from Manchester to Rotterdam, see our sections below.
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Getting to Manchester Airport (MAN)

Getting to Manchester Airport for your flight to Rotterdam with Flybe is simple, as the airport has a great location, with excellent transport links and plenty of on-site parking. For more information, visit our Getting to Manchester Airport page.


Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport Departures (MAN)

At a glance:

  • Short stay and long stay car parking
    Book in advance via or book now
  • Public transport
    Bus, train, coach and tram links to the airport station
  • 1 hour of free WiFi throughout
  • Bookable Fast Track Security
  • Bookable Escape Lounge
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Shopping including Duty Free

For more detailed information, visit our dedicated Manchester Airport information page.

Check-in and bag drop at Manchester Airport

We recommend you check-in online before your flight from Manchester to Rotterdam. However, if this is not possible, you can check-in and collect your boarding pass at the airport free of charge. Read more about the check-in options available by airport.

Terminal 3 - Facilities before Security

  • Newsagents
  • Cafés

Terminal 3 - Facilities after Security

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Escape Lounge


  • Duty Free
  • Fashion and accessories
  • Audio, electrical and music
  • Health and beauty
  • Newsagents


Manchester Airport

Rotterdam - The Hague Airport Arrivals (RTM)

At a glance:

  • 4 miles from Rotterdam
    12 minutes' drive from Rotterdam The Hague Airport to the centre of Rotterdam in normal traffic
  • Public transport
    Buses run to/from the terminal to Meijersplein Metro Station, where you can get an underground train to the city centre
  • Taxi stand
  • Car hire
    Book now through our preferred partners Avis or Budget
  • Free WiFi
  • Cafeteria, restaurant, and shops
    In central hall and Departure Lounge

To find out more, visit our dedicated flights to Rotterdam page and browse other available routes.


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Visiting Rotterdam

To get the best out of your trip, take a look at our Flybe guide to Rotterdam below. You'll find a selection of the best hotels to match all requirements and budgets, our pick of the best restaurants in Rotterdam, and top tips on shopping and places of interest, so you can have a great time no matter how long you're planning to stay for.


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Hotels in Rotterdam

Flybe works in partnership with to make it even easier for you to find your perfect place to stay in Rotterdam. Whether your flights to Rotterdam from Manchester are for business or pleasure, you'll find a superb choice of hotels in Rotterdam to suit your needs.

Things to see in Rotterdam

From its medieval background to its modern day mix of architecture, Rotterdam always manages to retain its own identity, with a cultural scene as popular with locals as it is with tourists. With a busy calendar including festivals and events throughout the year, Rotterdam is a city at home with its past and one eye firmly set on the future.

Flybe recommends...

Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk

Rotterdam's 15th century stone church is a nod to the city's Gothic medieval past. Damaged during the Second World War, a massive repair operation restored it to its former glory.

Rotterdam Summer Carnival

Often compared to London's Notting Hill Carnival, Rotterdam's Summer Carnival boasts a street parade, brass bands and stages for live music, amid a wonderful party atmosphere.

MAMA Showroom for Media and Moving Art

A centre for visual art, MAMA has a wide programme of performance and visual art throughout the year, with a strong emphasis on developing new talent.


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Bars and restaurants in Rotterdam

Rotterdam's dining scene has a wide appeal, and you'll find food from across the world within its many eateries. For those looking for a true flavour of the city, look out for bitterballen, stroopwafel, Dutch fries and - if you're feeling adventurous - Rotterdam's famous salted herring.

Flybe recommends...

Tante Nel

Beautifully presented in classic Dutch decor, Tante Nel is the place to find Dutch-style chips, a local speciality. There's plenty to accompany them too, and a lovely relaxed atmosphere.


Situated in the Euromast Tower, Panorama lives up to its name, granting a glorious view across the city. The food is pretty spectacular too, with a wide choice of food from across Europe plus local favourites.


Open from breakfast until dinner, Dudok is a Dutch brasserie serving everything from sandwiches and pasta to cakes and afternoon tea. Popular amongst the locals with a choice of indoor or outdoor dining.

Getting more from your trip to Rotterdam

Make the most of your stay in Rotterdam by enjoying the myriad of delights the city has to offer. Wherever you're staying in the city, everywhere is easy to access, with an excellent public transport system including an underground train system and waterbus service. From unique boutiques, to excellent museums and stunning architecture, Rotterdam culture will delight all travellers.

Shopping in Rotterdam

  • Hoogstraat has all the high street names, and leads to Binnenrotte, home of Rotterdam's street market
  • Seek out Van Oldenbarneveltstraat for independent shops, cafés and local boutiques
  • Find Zuidplein and Alexandrium shopping malls just outside the city

Nightlife in Rotterdam

  • Witte de Withstraat is a great place to start an evening, with eateries and a fine selection of bars
  • Visit the Old Luxor Theatre - the oldest performing arts venue in Rotterdam, built in 1917
  • Toffler club hosts techno in a former underground train tunnel

Beyond the streets

  • The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk village has a beautiful collection of 18th century windmills which are still working
  • The Ahoy Arena North Sea Jazz Festival in July hosts stages playing jazz, funk, soul, blues and more
  • In-between museum tours, visit Museumpark, which also includes some outdoor art installations



Doing business in Rotterdam

Rotterdam's port is a major part of the city's economy, and its mix of big business alongside its famous maritime history ensures a regular influx of business travellers to the city. Whether your trip is a fleeting visit or a longer stay, you'll find a wide selection of accommodation catering for all needs. For meeting spaces, conferences and summits, Rotterdam has a great selection to please all, whatever your business function.

Conference venues and meeting facilities

No matter how big or small your meeting or event, you'll find a venue to suit in Rotterdam. With all places within easy reach of Rotterdam The Hague Airport, browse our selection of the city's finest conference and business meeting facilities below.

Flybe recommends...

Hilton Rotterdam

  • Close to Rotterdam Central Station, 15 minutes from airport
  • Excellent public transport links
  • Conference facilities for up to 325 guests
  • VIP service available
  • Restaurants & cocktail bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Valet and self-car parking available

Hampshire Hotel - Savoy Rotterdam

  • Close to World Trade Centre, 15 minutes from airport
  • Excellent public transport links
  • Conference facilities for up to 40 delegates
  • Lunch or buffet service available
  • Free WiFi
  • Paid car parking on site

Hotel New York

  • Central location, 15 minutes from airport
  • Excellent public transport links
  • Beautifully situated on Wilhelmina Pier
  • Conference facilities for up to 150 people
  • Range of meeting packages from 4-8 hours
  • Free WiFi
  • Paid car parking close by