Public Transportation in the Maastricht Region
Four trains every hour
Four trains run every hour between the major towns in the Maastricht Region (Maastricht, Heerlen, Sittard-Geleen). These trains stop at Meerssen, Beek, Geleen, Valkenburg, Voerendaal, Schinnen, Nuth, Hoensbroek, Landgraaf and Kerkrade. See www.ns.nl or www.veolia-transport.nl (in Dutch).
Rapid connections Randstad and Schiphol
Trains depart every half hour from Heerlen, Maastricht and Sittard-Geleen heading directly towards Randstad. Sittard-Amsterdam: 2 hours. All trains to Schiphol will drop you right under 'departure'. See www.ns.nl.
A dense bus network
Every city, town and district are connected to a reliable, fast and frequent bus service. Bus and train timetables are coordinated which makes changing easy and reliable. View the timetable at www.veolia-transport.nl (in Dutch).
Paris within 3 hours, London within 4.5 hours, Cologne within 1.5 and Frankfurt within 3.5 hours
Every hour a train departs from Maastricht to Belgium
The Maastricht-Brussels express leaves Maastricht every hour with easy connections to Paris and London from Liège (30 minutes from Maastricht) or Brussels (1 hour and 30 minutes from Maastricht).
From Heerlen, the most important German destinations can be reached easily: see www.db.de. Travel via Aachen, or change in Cologne, for high-speed trains.
Vanuit Maastricht vertrekt ieder uur een trein richting België met vanuit Luik (30 minuten) of Brussel (1 uur en 30 minuten) connecties naar Parijs en Londen. zie www.b-rail.be
Vanuit Heerlen liggen de belangrijkste Duitse bestemmingen aan uw voeten: zie www.db.de. U reist via Aken en stapt daar, of in Keulen, over op snelle hogesnelheidstreinen.
Schiphol by train
Every half an hour you can catch a train for Schiphol Airport. You have to switch trains once, unless you check the schedule for direct trains, which run several times a day. Trains to Schiphol stop right beneath the departure terminal.
The Maastricht Region is connected by highways with several large European economic portals. Brussels, Cologne, Antwerp, Eindhoven and Düsseldorf can be reached in one hour. Luxembourg can be reached in 1.5 hours. Metz and Saarbrücken in 3 hours. The Randstad urban conurbation can be reached in 2.5 hours. Paris and Strasbourg in 4 hours. Basel can be reached in 5 hours.
Fluid traffic, important projects
Traffic jams are almost non-existent in the Maastricht Region. But in order to guarantee accessibility, plans are being made for the future. Large projects are the A2 motorway tunnel (in English) in Maastricht, the Parkstad outer ring road and improving public transport links with Aachen and other German cities (both in Dutch).