Delft enjoys a frequent direct train service to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (40 minutes), one of Europe’s main hubs with flights to more than 300 destinations worldwide. Additionally, Rotterdam The Hague airport is located within 10 km of the venue and offers service to 40 European destinations. It is recommended to travel through Schiphol because this is usually more convenient than reaching Delft from the airport in Rotterdam.
Train tickets to Delft can be obtained using the yellow ticket machines at the plaza of Schiphol, near the entrance to the train platforms. The ticket comes as a single-use OV chipkaart, which is an electronic card that needs to be activated at one of the check-in terminals before entering the train platform. After arriving in Delft you need to use this card again when leaving the station. If you plan to make more trips using public transport, then it is advisable to buy a (reusable) anonymous OV chipkaart at the ticket machine, which costs 7.50 euro. More detailed information about the card can be found here. For planning the train journey we refer to the website of NS. Make sure that you use the station ‘Delft’ rather than ‘Delft Zuid’.
After arriving at the train station of Delft, the conference venue can be reached using bus 69, bus 40, bus 55 or bus 174 (bus stop TU Aula), which takes about 5 minutes. Tickets can be obtained from the bus driver, or you can check in using your reusable OV chipkaart. Walking from the train station to the conference venue takes about 25 minutes. The walking distance from the train station to the historic city center of Delft is about 15 minutes.
The smartphone apps ‘Reisplanner Xtra’ and ‘9292’ provide real-time travel information for public transport. More detailed directions can be obtained using Google Maps.