Taking the train to and in Maastricht
Maastricht has excellent rail links. The Dutch railways (NS) operates Intercity trains toward Eindhoven, Utrecht, Amsterdam, while Arriva operates trains toward Sittard, Heerlen, Kerkrade, Aachen, and Roermond. You can also use the train service provided by the National Railway Company of Belgium to travel to Visé and Liège.
Various operators provide rail connections from Maastricht's main railway station:
- Dutch railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen): Intercity toward Sittard, Roermond, and the north of the Netherlands.
- RS11 Nijmegen - Venray - Venlo – Roermond
- RS12 Roermond - Sittard - Maastricht Randwyck
- RS15 Sittard - Heerlen – Kerkrade Centrum
- RS18 Stopping train Maastricht Randwyck - Valkenburg – Heerlen
- RE18 Fasttrain Maastricht – Valkenburg – Heerlen - Aachen Hbf. (Duitsland)
- The National Railway Company of Belgium operates a train service to Visé and Liège (Belgium).
Please visit the operators’ websites for up-to-date information on timetables and fares.
Travelling within the Euregio Meuse-Rhine
You can check in with your OV chipkaart (public transport pass) to board the RE18 Arrivatrain line, which will take you from Maastricht to Aachen in under an hour. The train departs from Maastricht for Aachen once every hour. The same applies when it departs from Aachen to Maastricht.
Arriva's ‘Euregioticket’ is a convenient way of travelling by bus or train through the Meuse-Rhine region – and it only costs €19 a day. You can purchase the ticket from the bus driver, at the machine at the station, from official Arriva or NS service points, or online. A week or weekend ticket is available. At weekends and on German, Dutch, and Belgian public holidays, the Euregio ticket is valid for up to two adults and three children aged between four and eleven.