Dear RSS2024 participants,

We are writing to inform you of an important update regarding transportation for the upcoming RSS2024 conference in Delft.

Unfortunately, due to construction on the train line from The Hague to Rotterdam via Delft, the national railway operator NS has just announced that no train services will be available during the conference dates. Instead, they will provide buses as substitutes. Please be aware that this change will result in longer travel times and a suboptimal overall travel experience!

Let us know by filling in this form if your hotel is not in Delft - but in Rotterdam or Den Haag. Currently, it seems that there is not much we can do, but at least it would help us assess the situation.

We recommend that you plan your journey accordingly to ensure timely arrival. Below are a few key points to consider:

  • Bus Departure Locations: Buses will depart from the same locations as the trains.
  • Travel Times: Please allow extra time for your journey as buses may take longer than trains.
  • Schedule: Updated schedules are available on the NS website We provide the following travel advice:

  • For travel between Amsterdam Schiphol airport and Delft, you can take the train to Den Haag HS and, from there, the connecting NS bus to Delft. The train ticket is your valid pass. An alternative that will probably work better but would require paying a separate ticket is to take the tram 1 to Delft, which again departs from Den Haag HS.
  • For travel between Den Haag and Delft you may take the NS bus from the train stations or tram 1 from Den Haag HS.
  • For travel between Rotterdam and Delft you may take the NS bus from the train station.

For travel in the Netherlands, you may buy a ticket from vending machines or use your contactless credit/bank card to directly enter and exit public transport.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Best regards,

Local organizers RSS 2024

Travel information

Visa and Invitation Letter

Check here to check if you are required to apply for a Visa to the Netherlands. If you are required to apply for a short stay Schengen visa for the Netherlands, you will find all the instructions here.

RSS attendees who are required to apply for a visa will need to fill this form after they register register at RSS and have received an RSS registration number. Organizers will reach out to you with a signed invitation letter, which you can use to support your Netherlands visa application.


The closest large international airport to Delft is Schiphol Amsterdam Airport (AMS). Some European cities also have flights to Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM).

RSS2024 provides attendees up to 15% discount on a wide range of public fares on all AIR FRANCE, KLM and their code-shared flights worldwide.

  • Event: Robotics Science and Systems 2024
  • ID Code: 41154AF
  • Travel Valid Period: July 7, 2024 to July 26, 2024
  • Event Location: Amsterdam - Netherlands

Please visit the event website or access directly through the following link

It might happen that this link is not working. Please follow the next 4 easy steps to claim a 10% flight discount:

✓ Go to the dedicated website WWW.AIRFRANCE.NL or, as the discounts are only available via these websites.

✓ During the booking process, when asked if “travelling for business” select YES and use MICE as “contract name”.

✓ After your personal details click “Proceed to payment details” and enter GM41154AF in the “Your discount code” field.

✓ Click on ‘Send discount code’ and if all conditions are met* the discount will be applied on the airfare.

⃰ Please scan the QR code to read the general conditions which are applicable to the exclusive usage of an Internet Discount Code (IDC) for this event


Directions to the venue

The RSS2024 conference will primarily take place at the Delft University of Technology Auditorium Conference Center (TU Delft Aula):

Amsterdam Schiphol – Delft

Getting to Delft from the international Schiphol Airport is easy by public transport. There is an excellent train service between Schiphol and Delft, with 6 trains per hour and a maximum journey time of 45 minutes. For more information about the train service go to:

You may also travel with the special taxi service ‘Schiphol Travel Taxi’ or other licensed taxi providers.

Rotterdam The Hague Airport – Delft

Rotterdam The Hague Airport is an attractive airport situated only 30 minutes from Delft. Rotterdam The Hague Airport is ideal for European destinations, with very short waiting times for checking in, boarding, and luggage collection. For more information go to: From Rotterdam The Hague Airport to Delft with public transport please go to:


We do not provide a list of preferred hotels. There is a variety of accommodation choices available in Delft, within walking distance of the conference venue. We recommend you to book early since availability is limited! Furthermore, the cities of Rotterdam and The Hague are within a reasonable distance of Delft and with very good connections for public transportation.

For bookings, you may check typical search engines such as,, or Time to Momo