About RET

Convenient and comfortable travel in the southern part of the Randstad conurbation.

RET N.V. is the dynamic public transport company of the Rotterdam city region. Our company reflects the nature of the city and is energetic, professional and honest. We like to roll up our sleeves and focus on the future.

The customer is our point of departure and our destination.


RET is a dynamic and modern independent public transport company that serves the southern part of the Randstad conurbation. ‘On the right track’ says a great deal about the character of our organisation. We work to ensure convenient and comfortable travel, a fair price and service with a smile.

Means of transport

Everything about our types of transport.

RET provides convenient public transport by bus, tram, metro train and boat. We have 59 bus routes, ten tram lines, five metro lines and a ferry service.

A brief summary of our history

RET’s history dates back to 1878 and stretches from horse-drawn trams to metro trains, hybrid buses and a fast ferry.

Historic rolling stock

Many retired RET employees restore, maintain and operate historic rolling stock of Stichting RoMeO, a volunteer organisation that take care of road and rail public transport vehicles that are no longer in regular service. The historic trams can be viewed and rented. Old trams are operated on...