Getting to Maastricht
Maastricht is situated in the heart of Europe, surrounded by Belgium and Germany and close to France. Maastricht, the most southern city in The Netherlands, is very easy to reach by car, train or airplane. The connection with major European cities is very good.
You can reach Maastricht using different airports.
- Eindhoven Airport (1 hour by car; 1.5 hours by public transport)
- Maastricht-Aachen Airport – (20 minutes by car; 45 minutes by public transport)
- Schiphol Amsterdam (2.5 hours by car; 2.5 hours by public transport)
- Brussels Airport – Zaventem (1 hour by car; 1.5 hours by public transport)
- Charleroi Airport (1.5 hours by car; 3 hours by public transport)
- Liège Bierset Airport (0.5 hours by car; 1 hour by public transport)
- Düsseldorf International Airport (1.5 hour by car; 3 hours by public transport)
- Cologne-Bonn Airport (1 hour by car; 3 hours by public transport)
- Düsseldorf/Weeze Airport (1.5 hour by car; 3 hours by public transport)
By public transport
The train stops at Maastricht Central Station, which is situated in the city centre.
- Schiphol Amsterdam: 2.5 hours travel time
- Brussels: 1.5 hours travel time
- Düsseldorf: 3 hours travel time
- Paris: 3.5 hours travel time
- London: 4 hours travel time
From Maastricht CS, please check the Dutch route planner 9292.nl/en for bus connections to the School of Business and Economics, on Tongersestraat 53 in Maastricht. The bus stop (for arrival) is across the street from the main entrance to the School.
There is a ticketing machine from the NS and other carriers at all train stations, where you can buy a train ticket. These ticketing machines have a touch screen which allows you to easily select the type of ticket you wish to purchase and to which train station you wish to travel.
The ticketing machines allow you to pay with cash, debit card or Maestro. Also almost every ticketing machine allows you to pay with credit card. However, you will need to pay a small allowance.
If you buy a single ticket at the train ticketing machine, you will receive a disposable OV chip card (which is a paper version of the official chip card). You need to use this card to check in before you enter the train and to check out when you leave the train station of arrival.
Nowadays, it is possible to pay with a debit card in the busses in Limburg. Unfortunately, the pin device does not always work. If this is the case, you are required to pay your bus ticket with cash money or travel with an OV chip card (the general cards used for public transport in the Netherlands). It is not allowed to ride the bus without paying.
The bus ticket for Maastricht costs € 3,00 and has the following conditions;
- Valid after you received a stamp, until one hour after issuing;
- One ticket allows one transfer to another bus;
- You are allowed to bring a maximum of two children aged 4 to 11 for free, but only on weekdays after 09.00 AM, in the weekends and on holidays (the entire day);
- The bus ticket is valid in the following places: within the city limits of Maastricht, Sittard- Geleen, Vaals/Aachen, Roermond/Herten, Venray/Oostrum, Venlo/Blerick/Tegelen, Weert, Heerlen and within the connected areas of Heerlen, Hoensbroek, Landgraaf, Voerendaal, Brunssum, Spekholzerheide, Kerkrade en Eygelshoven.
From the north (Eindhoven/Amsterdam/Aachen): Switch from the highway A2/A79 to the N2 (at exit 53: Centrum) and turn right in the direction of Hasselt at the first traffic lights. After about 2.3 km, after having crossed the bridge (Noorderbrug), turn left at the (double) traffic lights. Go straight on the first roundabout (Emmaplein) and turn left at the second roundabout (Tongerseplein). After about 150 meters you will find the School of Business and Economics on your right-hand side.
From the south (Liège, Belgium): Take A2 from Liège into Maastricht and take the second turn off the highway to the right (exit 54: Centrum) and take N278 in the direction of Tongeren) and follow the signs to Centrum. Cross the Kennedy bridge and follow the street (Prins Bisschopsingel) until you reach a large roundabout (Tongerseplein) which is where you turn right. After about 150 meters you will find the School of Business and Economics on your right-hand side.
No parking spots are available on the property of the building. There are a number of paid parking places on the Tongersestraat or the underground parking garage at the “Vrijthof”. Cheaper long-stay parking facilities are available at Q-park Cabergerweg (about 15 minutes walking from the School of Business and Economics.