Delft is very easy to reach from anywhere in the world. It is at a short train ride from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, which is extremely well-connected with direct flights to/from all major and many smaller European cities, a score of cities in the USA, and many Asian destinations. In addition, it has very good railway connections to other European countries.
From Schiphol Amsterdam Airport
If you arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, you can either take a train or a taxi to Delft.
Trains from Schiphol to Delft
Trains from the airport to Delft are very comfortable and take approximately 45 minutes. There is a train every 15 minutes. One-way train tickets cost € 8.90 (€ 15.10 for first class). Schiphol railway station can be entered in the main hall of the airport. After clearing customs, you have to go through two rows of shops to get to the main hall. Depending on the train you take to Delft, you will need to go to track 5 or 6. There are ticket windows in the main hall on the side of track 1. Alternatively, you can use the yellow ticket machines in the baggage claim area or in the main hall, which (only at Schiphol Airport) take credit cards.
You should take a train to the main railway station of Delft (not to Delft-Zuid), which is situated between the railway stations Den Haag (The Hague) HS and Rotterdam CS. For the best connections between Schiphol and Delft, you have to change trains in Leiden or Den Haag HS. Trains departing from Schiphol at hh.01 or hh.27 require a change in The Hague to a train to Rotterdam, trains departing at hh.07 or hh.37 require a change in Leiden to a train to Rotterdam. Take care that you don't take a train to Den Haag CS, which is another, terminal station in The Hague, and that you do take a train that stops in Delft (not all trains do). For the train time table, please see the website of Dutch Rail (NS).
For taxis in Delft, please note that because of construction going on in and around Delft railway station, the taxi stand is behind (= on the western side of) the station, on the other side of the blue building you'll see from the platform. When leaving the platform after arriving from Schiphol at the rear end of the train, go down the stairs, turn left, and then left again. After about 100 meters, you will find the taxi stand. You can also use the temporary foot bridge towards the front of the train.
For buses in Delft, please note that because of the construction going on in and around Delft railway station, the bus stop is behind (= on the western side of) the station. For the buses, use the temporary foot bridge towards the front of the train. When you descend the stairs, you'll find the numbers of the buses to TU Delft posted.
Taxis from Schiphol to Delft
A taxi from Schiphol to Delft will cost anywhere between € 79 and € 95 (prices vary, and these are approximate prices). You can book a taxi with the Schiphol Travel Taxi service. On this website, enter 2628 CM as zipcode and 5 as house number (conference venue) or the zipcode and house number of your hotel.
From Rotterdam The Hague Airport
There are direct flights from several European cities to Rotterdam The Hague Airport, which is very close to Delft. A taxi from Rotterdam Airport to Delft will cost around € 25. The telephone number to call a taxi is +31 (0)10-26 20 406. If you prefer to travel to Delft by public transportion, you will first need to take bus nr. 33 to Rotterdam Central Station, which takes about 20 minutes. From there, you can take a direct train to Delft; these run every 15 minutes. See also the website of the RET (local Rotterdam transportation, in Dutch) and Dutch Rail (NS).
Coming to Delft by car
If you plan to come to Delft by car we advise you to have a look at a website such as Mappy to help you plan your route.
Parking in Delft
Visitors are advised to use the official car parks, such as the one in Zuidpoort (see parkingdelft), which is at only a few minutes' walk from the old city center. To find the car parks, just follow the signs to P-route Centrum. The rates are € 2.00 per hour and € 12.00 per day. The parking fee has to be paid when you collect your car. The parking spaces in the streets of Delft are clearly marked. Find a parking metre and get a ticket after parking your car. The cheapest option is to park your car in the University area. You might have to search for a space, but since the University is outside the city center, parking there is free.
Parking at TU Delft
Parking at TU Delft is free in the designated parking lots.