Traffic and transport in the Maastricht Region

Few delays, quick connections to the European capitals and a choice of eight airports. An outstanding regional public transport network that connects the three urban agglomerations (Maastricht, Parkstad, and Sittard-Geleen) every fifteen minutes and within 25 minutes of travel time.

Outstanding connections

A total of eight airports can be reached within an hour's drive of the Maastricht Region. The regional airport of the Maastricht Region is the Maastricht Aachen Airport (MAA), from which you can access a range of European destinations.

The Charleroi, Eindhoven, Cologne, and Weeze airports are ideal for flights within Europe. For intercontinental flights, Brussels and Düsseldorf are also within easy reach. Liège Airport is especially strong in freight transport.

If you prefer to fly via Schiphol, the excellent rail links mean that you can be in the departure lounge within a little over two hours, with a maximum of one change of train. There are also rapid, frequent rail connections to Eindhoven and Venlo (one hour), Cologne (one and a half hours), the Randstad region (two hours), Paris and Frankfurt (three hours), and London (four and a half hours).

Logistics hotspot

The fantastic links, the location in the heart of Europe, and the excellent services all make the Maastricht Region a logistics hotspot. In the Logistic Locations Ranking, the Maastricht Region took second place, after North Limburg.

The Maastricht Region is unique in that it can offer all modes of transport. It boasts eight airports that can be reached within an hour and a half, three barge terminals, including the largest inland barge terminal in the Netherlands, and six multimodal terminals. Around 50 companies in the medical technology sector have their European distribution centres here. Over 40 steel companies chose the Maastricht Region based on the outstanding logistical services available here. The automotive industry is a third logistics cluster. The Holtem-Noord industrial estate houses the largest distribution centre in the Netherlands.