Train from Schiphol to MaastrichtUpdated with 2019 train schedule
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: € 26.50 (second class) or € 43.73 (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 3 (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 "VENLO". 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 this same platorm.
Picture above is Utrecht C (time is not correct). Your train arrives at platform 18 and on the other side of platform 18 the train to Maastricht is waiting. You have enough time (15 minutes) to enter the train to Maastricht. 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 € 17.70 and a class 1 ticket € 29.21.Be aware to enter the right part (the front part) of the train in order to arrive in Maastricht. In cases like these are two sections of trains coupled together. The rear part is normally disconnected at an intermediate stop and might go to a different destination. “Voor” means “front” and “Achter” means “rear”. If you happen to discover that you are in the wrong part of the train, just exit the next intermediate stop and enter the front part of the train. But be quick, you might only have one or two minutes at these intermediate stops. Between Eindhoven and Maastricht there are three more intermediate stops: Weert, Roermond and 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 byKLM - 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.
Attention: Due to track maintenance, no trains will be running between Sittard and Maastricht from 6 - 14 July 2019. Buses are used on this route, so you will still be able to travel to Maastricht!! Maybe it takes a little more time and discomfort, but everything will be okay.Go with the flow from train to bus, there will be people to guide you.The distance Sittard - Maastricht is about 30 km (40 minutes).We also checked the train from Eindhoven to Maastricht and during that time in July you have to change trains in Heerlen.
FLIXBUSWe 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 on line from the bus company.Click on the picture of the Flixbus to find the information site in English.