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P+R Maastricht Noord is the ideal starting point for your visit to Maastricht. The premises are only two minutes’ drive away from the A2 (exit 52) and A79 (exit 1) motorways. You can park here for free and continue your travels to the centre of Maastricht economically by bus, train, or bicycle (your own or one of the shared bicycles).
Bus number 10 and 30
If you're going to the Maastricht city centre for work or a day out shopping, then you can save money by travelling via P+R Maastricht Noord. Parking here is free, and Arriva's bus number 10 to the city centre and back departs every fifteen minutes for only €2 per person. Bus numbers 10 and 30 take you to Maastricht from P+R Maastricht Noord. It’s convenient, fast, and cheap!
Je kunt er ook voor kiezen om tegen regulier tarief een treinkaartje te kopen bij de Arriva automaat om te reizen vanaf P+R Maastricht Noord naar Maastricht Centraal of Randwyk met de stoptrein (2 keer per uur).
You can park your car for less at the P+W areas (Park+Walk) that are located just outside the city centre, so you can park your car within a 10 minute walking distance. There is a P+W close to the Stadspark and another one at Frontensingel. There is also a P+W at Bonnefanten which is open on weekends.
The maximum charge per day at P+W Stadspark is € 6,60.
The maximum charge per day at Frontensingel and Bonnefanten is € 9 (P+W Bonnefanten only in the weekend).
Click here for an overview of all the parking garages in Maastricht on Maastricht Bereikbaar’s website.
A number of parking garages in Maastricht accept online parking reservations. These online reservations can be made via our at the Q-Park website. Online reservations are possible at the Colonel parking garage and at the Frontensingel en Bassin parking area.
Large areas of Maastricht fall under paid parking zones or parking only for permit holders. These area are divided between the A-zone (city centre A1 and A2) and the B-zone (outside the ring road). Do you live in an area where the parking must be paid for, or in a permit-only zone? You may qualify for a parking permit. In the areas where there is paid parking you can pay by mobile phone or smartphone.
You must always pay for parking in the parking garages.
On-street parking is in force Monday-Saturday from 08:00-18:00 (Thursdays until 21:00) and Sundays from 12:00-18:00.
During the extended retail hours on “koopavonden” (Thursday night shopping) and “koopzondagen” (Sunday shopping) you must pay for parking in the regular on-street parking areas.
On Sundays and public holidays on-street paid parking is enforced between 12:00-18:00, and on Thursday evenings until 21:00.
In the parking garages you can pay with coins, notes and your debit or credit card. Please note that not every parking garage offers you the possibility to pay by credit or debit card. In the on-street parking areas you can pay using your mobile or smartphone or coins. The ticket machines offer the choice of NL, ENG, FR and DE language options.
Please note: it is possible that if you are using a debit or credit card from another country, it may not be accepted at the ticket machine. Please ensure you always carry coins for parking payment.
The areas that require a permit for parking are divided into three zones, A1, A2 (city centre) and B (the areas outside of the ring road). Please check the areas on this map.
For more information about the various parking permits available please go to the Maastricht Council website: https://www.gemeentemaastricht.nl/english/parking-transport/.
I work in Maastricht, can I also apply for a parking permit so I can park in one of the permit-only areas?
Yes, there are permits available for commuters. This permit is for people who live outside of Maastricht and work in Maastricht. With a parking permit you can park in the on-street parking areas where parking must be paid for. These areas are divided into three zones, A1, A2 and B. To see the locations of these zones go to the map with sections within the parking zones.
Do you work in zone A1 or A2? Then you can apply for a parking permit for:
- the parking area located under the J.F. Kennedybrug
Do you work in one of the sections within zone B? Then you can apply to park in the sector where you work. You can apply online via the Maastricht Council website using your DigiD.
We recommend the use of P+R Maastricht Noord as an alternative parking option. You can park there for free and continue your onward journey for just € 2 per person return via bus no.10 or 30 or by train for the regular price of a train ticket.
There are marked spaces for those holding disable parking permits in the various parking garages and on-street parking areas in Maastricht. Those holding disabled parking permits do not have to pay for parking in the allocated disabled parking spaces, nor on-street parking in Maastricht. This permit allows for three hours parking when displaying the blue parking disk. There are disabled parking spaces in the city's various multistorey car parks and paid parking facilities.
Please note: this is not applicable to parking in parking garages, and those holding disabled parking permits are not allowed to park in spaces for regular parking permit holders.
Parking permit for students
Do you travel to Maastricht almost every day from outside the Netherlands? Then you are eligible for a parking permit for international students. You can park your car for a reduced tariff in one of the following parking sections:
- Brusselsepoort (excluding Sint Annalaan, Joseph Hollmanstraat and Franquinetstraat)
- Mariaberg (excluding Hertogsingel, Sint Annalaan, Tongerseweg and Volksplein) has limited capacity
- Villapark, Sint Pieter and Jekerdal (except Glacisweg and Luikerweg)
You can park from Monday to Friday between 08:00-19:00 and on Thursdays until 21:00.
View all the travel tips for students on our website.
You can park your car in a few places in the area such as P+R Maastricht Noord and P+R Bunde. Then it’s only a short distance by public transport with your OV-chipkaart. In addition, Maastricht University offers students the possibility to park at Maastricht Randwyck for free.
View all the travel tips for students on our website.