Maastricht is located in the south of The Netherlands, near the Dutch borders of Germany and Belgium. Maastricht van be reached by air and train.
Getting there by train
The Maastricht Central Train Station is close to the city center, on walking distance from both the Grand Hotel l’Empereur and the Crown Plaza Hotel
Getting there by air.
Maastricht is located near a number of airports:
Maastricht / Aachen Airport, the Netherlands (www.maa.nl)
Maastricht Aachen Airport is the nearest airport. Here you can fly from Katowice, Boedapest, Antalya, Bari, Alicante Girona and Barcelona. For other origins, you will have to choose Schiphol (Amsterdam Airport) of Bruxelles (Belgium)
From Maastricht/Aachen Airport to the City of Maastricht
Take the bus Veolia route 59 Maastricht-Sittard and vice versa. This bus stops at the Dutch Railway (NS) stations in Maastricht, Sittard and Beek-Elsloo.
We advise travellers to create a personal travel plan through the website www.9292.nl.
If you arrive at Amsterdam airport, the easiest and cheapest way to get to Maastricht is to take the train. Schiphol train station is situated directly below the airport. You can pick up a free baggage trolley from the platform. Via Schiphol Plaza you can walk straight to the departure or arrival hall. Train tickets are available from the yellow ticket machines near the platforms at Schiphol Plaza or from the ticket offices, which are situated close to the red/white-checked cube at Schiphol Plaza. Trains depart for Maastricht twice an hour.
Buy a one way ticket (“enkele reis”) to Maastricht Central Station. Intercity trains are faster than local trains (“stoptrein” or “sprinter”). When in doubt, you can always ask someone at the ticket office. You will soon notice that almost everyone in the Netherlands speaks English fairly well. For journey advice and time tables you can also check: www.ns.nl/en.
If you are arriving at Brussels airport and are unable to join the airport pick up service you can easily take a train to Maastricht or you can book a shuttle to Maastricht.