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Train from Schiphol to Maastricht Updated with 2022 details.
For all fans arriving at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and elect to travel by train to Maastricht, please find some useful information below: If your flight originates at an airport OUTSIDE of Europe, you will enter the arrival hall through arrival gates 3 & 4 (left on picture below). If your flight originates in Europe, or if you had a transfer within Europe, you will enter the arrival hall through gates 1 & 2.
To buy tickets for the train, you can use the ticket vending machines in the arrival hall. These vending machines accept Mastercard and Visa credit cards. You can also buy tickets at the ticket booths (indicated by the red arrows above). They will also accept credit cards, but only with a build-in chip in combination with a PIN code. Price of a single ticket to Maastricht is: € 27.90 (second class) or € 46.59 (first class). Travel time: 2 hours 42 minutes. Suggestion: if you travel with a lot of luggage or you have to take a train before 9:30 AM (rush hour), I suggest purchasing a first class ticket. Less crowded and more space. At the airport all signs are in English.
Note: As of July 1st, 2014, the ticket dispenser will issue ‘electronic’ tickets. Once you purchased your ticket(s), please swipe your tickets at Schiphol and in Maastricht using the “OV Chip” validation boxes at the railway stations. At Schiphol, these boxes can be found in the arrival hall, just before you take the escalator/elevator down to the platforms. In Maastricht they are at the end of the platform. Swipe your ticket both at Schiphol (to check in) and in Maastricht (to check out).
When you have purchased your ticket(s), use the escalator to go down to PLATFORM 1-2 (which is downstairs on your right side). The escalators/elevators are located in the middle of the arrival hall and cannot be missed. The train you need to take, departs at XX.18 and XX.48 minutes past the hour. Trains are punctual. This train has a final destination of "Arnhem Centraal". In Utrecht Central Station (Utrecht C) you need to change trains. You will arrive on platform 18, the next train leaves 15 minutes later from platform 15.
Picture above is Utrecht C (time is not correct). Your train arrives at platform 18. Go to the escalator into the main hall and then down to platform 15. The train to Maastricht is waiting. You have just enough time (5 minutes) to change trains. From here it is another two hour ride to Maastricht, no more changing of trains required. From Maastricht train station: take a taxi to your hotel.
Train from Eindhoven to Maastricht. Some fans arrive at the airport of Eindhoven. They have to take a bus to the railway station. From the railway station of Eindhoven there is a straight train connection to Maastricht. Trains depart every 30 minutes to Maastricht, duration of the trip is one hour and 3 minutes. Train schedule: XX.27 and XX.57. Trains depart here from track 3. A class 2 ticket one way costs € 18.60 and a class 1 ticket € 31.06. Be aware to change trains in Sittard.
Another nice thing to know: In some parts of the Dutch trains you may see the words: “silence S stilte” on the windows. The intention there for you is to be quiet. People using this part of the train like to study, read or work on their laptops, in a quiet atmosphere. If you are there with your family / fan friends, being excited and talking about the André concerts, please select a different part of the train and have fun!
New is an option to travel from Schiphol to Maastricht and vice versa by KLM - BUS. People arriving at Schiphol with a KLM flight, may take a free shuttlebus from either Schiphol- or Eindhoven airport to Maastricht railway station. This bus runs twice a day only, so check the schedule below if this service is of interest. Please talk to your travel agency about this service, you need to reserve a seat when you book your flight. Just book a second flight with the flight numbers indicated below. Click on the picture above to see all details. Expand the “KLM Bus: Maastricht/Eindhoven to or from Schiphol” section.
Station Time Platform Time Schiphol x.24 1-2 x.54 Utrecht x.58 18 x.28  Utrecht x.03  15 x.03 Maastricht x.00  1 x.30
FLIXBUS We found out that it is possible to travel by Flixbus directly from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Maastricht (Maasboulevard) and back. Duration of the trip is 3,5 hours and the price is about € 12.-- one way. You have to reserve seats on line. For the dates and the timetable, click on the picture below. It is also possible to book a Flixbus trip from Eindhoven to Maastricht and v.v. We have no experience with these Flixbus connections. So ask your information online from the bus company. Click on the picture of the Flixbus to find the information site in English.
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