Flights from London to Rotterdam are operated by a number of airlines, with British Airways the major airline on the route, and the journey time is just under an hour. There are no intercontinental connections to Rotterdam-The Hague Airport, but connecting flights to Rotterdam are available. Lufthansa flies from Mumbai to Frankfurt and also flies from New York JFK to Munich. Travellers from South Africa can reach Rotterdam with Turkish Airlines, who fly via Istanbul. The journey from Sydney will require a couple of stops. Flights are provided by Air China to Munich, and from there a connecting flight to Rotterdam can be taken. Rotterdam's airport is located around 6 kilometres north-west of the city centre. From there, the 33 bus connects the airport to Meijersplein Station, which is a short train ride from downtown Rotterdam. Buses leave every ten minutes.
Rotterdam is one of the world's most famous port cities, and remains the third busiest working port in the world. Don't let this put you off though, as modern Rotterdam is a cosmopolitan centre of the arts, culture and sport. In recent years, Rotterdam has become an artistic hub. From the film and art combinations of the Kralingen Gallery to the world-class photography of he Fotomuseum and the modernist masterpieces of the Boijmans Van Benuingen museum, art lovers taking flights to Rotterdam will be in heaven. Sports are another reason to visit. Rotterdam is home to Feyenoord, one of the Netherlands' leading football teams, having won the European Cup in 1970 and 14 league titles. The city has also become a gastronomic hotspot. Wake up with a huge bowl of Koffie Verkeerd, snack on a traditional bagel or pancake, and explore the many superb Indonesian restaurants in the downtown area.