Getting to Maastricht
Info for Visitors
Maastricht is located in the heart of Europe with Germany and Belgium just a few kilometers away. It is easily accessible by train, car, and plane. Check the video on how to get to Maastricht, fast and easy: https://youtu.be/LSauVD3F2Dk.
Maastricht has its own airport: Maastricht-Aachen Airport. In addition, there are several international and national airports within an hour’s drive from the centre of Maastricht. The preferred congress airports are Brussels Zavantem Airport and Dusseldorf Airport.
Other airports with good access to Maastricht:
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Brussels Charleroi Airport
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Special Lufthansa Group airlines fares
The Lufthansa Group airlines bring people together - every day, all around the world. The global route network of Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings offers optimal connection and combination options, so you will benefit from quick and direct flights to the event.
You will reach the booking platform via this link https://www.lufthansa.com/de/en/meetings-and-events-delegates and with the event code NLAUDFN. The reduced fares are automatically displayed.
Note: Please enable pop-ups permanently in your browser while booking, otherwise the window in the booking platform will not open.
Shuttle Service from Airports
For the last leg of your journey to your hotel, Maastricht Convention Bureau provides the ‘Go to Maastricht’ booking tool. This service guarantees a direct connection between international airports or train stations and the city of Maastricht, which tailored to your travel itinerary and at affordable rates.
For transportation between Amsterdam Schiphol airport to Maastricht. The easiest route is by train.
The train departs twice an hour. Delegates can book a ticket when arriving at the train station or in advance, via the following website: https://www.ns.nl/en/journeyplanner/#/
Maastricht Central is just a few minutes away from the historical city center by foot, and is surrounded by plenty of hotels for those who wish to stay in the vibrant downtown area.
The Maastricht North station offers excellent Park & Ride options: there are 360 parking spots available. It’s only a six-minute train ride to Maastricht Central from Maastricht North. Various operators provide rail connections from Maastricht's Central Station.
NS is the Dutch railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen): Intercity to Sittard, Roermond and the North of the Netherlands (Eindhoven, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague). https://www.ns.nl/
E.g., Eindhoven Airport – Maastricht around € 20 to 25 one way ticket
Arriva for Regional connections https://www.arriva.nl/eticket/
E.g., Maastricht Aachen Airport – Maastricht city center € 3,40 (by bus)
Travelling within the Euregio Meuse-Rhine
You can check in with your Public Transport Pass to board the RE18 Arriva train line, which will take you from Maastricht to Aachen within one hour. The train departs from Maastricht to Aachen and returns, once per hour.
Arriva's ‘Euregioticket’ is a convenient way of travelling by bus or train through the Meuse-Rhine region – and it only costs € 19 a day. You can purchase the ticket from the bus driver, at the machine at the station, from official Arriva or NS service points, or online. A week or weekend ticket is available. On weekends and on German, Dutch, and Belgian public holidays, the EU Region Ticket is valid for up to two adults and three children aged between four and eleven. https://www.arriva.nl/limburg/kaartjes-abonnementen/grensoverschrijdend-reizen-1/euregioticket.htm
Parking at the Crowne Plaza hotel is €22 per night.
Alternative parking at Frontenpark €12 per day https://www.q-park.nl/en-gb/parking/maastricht/frontenpark
The Public Transport System
The Netherlands has an excellent and tightly connected public transport system. If you plan on using public transportation, the “OV-chipkaart” is highly recommended. This is a rechargeable public transport card that costs 7.50 EUR. It is valid for every mode of transportation in the Netherlands. So, no matter if you take the train from Amsterdam to Maastricht, the metro in Rotterdam or the bus in Maastricht, this OV-chipkaart covers all of them. It is based on a check-in/check-out system that determines the actual distance travelled, so you are only charged for what you actually travel.
The check-in/check-out system works as follows: You will need a minimum of 20 EUR of value on the card for train, and a minimum of 4 EUR for bus, tram or metro. To use the card to pay, tap it either at the entrance of the station (train, metro) or when boarding the bus or tram. The moment you are checked-in (by tapping) 20 EUR or 4 EUR will be charged onto your card. When you disembark, check-out (tapping the card again) as you exit the train or metro station or at the exit door of bus or tram. The check-in/check-out system determines the distance travelled and reimburses the difference between the initially charged and actually travelled distance.