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To the city centre of Maastricht

from the Central Station

To and from the station

Maastricht's main railway station is just outside the city centre, and you can travel to and from the station in different ways. 

On foot

  • Maastricht is a compact city. Maastricht's main railway station is just one kilometre from Vrijthof square. You can also reach the up-and-coming neighbourhood of Wyck within ten minutes and cross Sint Servaasbrug bridge to the old town.

By bicycle

  • For shorter distances, you can rent a conventional bicycle (an ‘OV-fiets’) or an e-bike. You can do this at the underground bicycle-parking facility at the main railway station. Alternatively, you can use the Arriva shared bikes, which are parked at a number of locations across Maastricht. 
  • You can park your bicycle at the underground bicycle-parking facility at the railway station for free for the first 24 hours. You will need a public transport pass (‘OV-chipkaart’) to check in to the facility and park and collect your bicycle. If you don't have a pass, you can collect a free temporary pass from one of the employees at the facility.

By bus

  • A five-minute bus journey brings you to the centre of Maastricht, Markt, and the Town Hall (just five minutes away from Vrijthof square). The bus takes you to the city centre within five minutes. 
    In the direction of the city centre, disembark at bus stop Mosae Forum/Centrum. When returning to the railway station, board the bus at bus stop Boschstraat/Markt.

By taxi

  • There are several taxi ranks right in front of the station.

By car 

  • The P+R next to Maastricht's main railway station (Parallelweg 15) has low-cost parking spaces. You pay a fixed rate of €14 per day. If you continue your journey by train with a public transport pass (‘OV-chipkaart’) or NS Business Card, you’ll receive a discount on parking. 


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