Getting there

Maastricht is extremely well connected due to its central location in Europe and a short distance from Belgium (5 kilometers) and Germany (20 kilometers). Several European capital cities are just a stone’s throw away, such as Brussels (1 hour), Amsterdam (2 hours), Paris (3 hours), London (3 hours).

COVID-19

Although we are once again able to take full advantage of all the wonderful things Maastricht has to offer, we must continue to remain vigilant.

Our priority is to keep all of us, our families and colleagues safe. We are following the Netherlands Government guidelines and advice and will be doing what is required to ensure everyone’s safety. All types of events are permitted in Maastricht and we will be circulating the EFEE Conference COVID19 policy in due course.

Travel advice to the Netherlands is issued on a country-by-country basis. Please review the advice thoroughly prior to making travel arrangements.

The Netherlands Government has produced a travel check-list clearly showing the requirements necessary for your country of origin which is available by visiting the link shown below.

Checklist for traveling to the Netherlands
https://www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/travel/checklist-for-travellers-to-the-netherlands

Basic COVID-19 rules for everyone
https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/tackling-new-coronavirus-in-the-netherlands/basic-rules-for-everyone

Travel by Air

Brussels Zaventem
www.brusselsairport.be

There are non-stop flights from most major European cities and connecting flights from the Middle East, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Flight Journey Lengths:
• 1 hour 10 minutes from London
• 7 hours from New York

For further flight information please visit:
www.skyscanner.net

Düsseldorf International Airport
www2.dus.com

There are non-stop flights to and from most major European cities and connecting flights from the Middle East, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Flight Journey Lengths:
• 1 hours 30 minutes from London
• 9 hours from New York

For further flight information please visit:
www.skyscanner.net

 

Travel by Train

There’s also a well-connected public transport system (train station in the middle of the city center and a train station at two minutes walking distance from the venue MECC Maastricht).

There are regular trains from/to Brussels, Düsseldorf , Cologne, Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Rotterdam, London,  Munich, Bruges, Stuttgart, Luxembourg City and Rome.

Maastricht has 3 railway stations:

  • Maastricht Central Station

Stationsplein 27

6221 BT Maastricht

  • Maastricht Noord (North)

Hoekerweg

6222 NP Maastricht

  • Maastricht Randwyck (at Maastricht UMC+)

Joseph Bechlaan 100

6229 GR Maastricht

 

Onward Journey to Maastricht City Centre

Taxi

Distance from Brussels Zaventem airport to downtown: 120 km (75 miles).

Taxi app Uber is well-established and present a good alternative to the city‘s taxis.

Several Taxi companies operate in Maastricht, and their rates can vary.

Do not accept rides from drivers who might approach you inside or in front of the terminal, you will risk being overcharged.

Shuttle Service

Shuttle service from / to Brussels or Düsseldorf airport:
www.ShuttleDirect.com

Public Transport
Further information surrounding Maastricht’s public transport including journey planners and availability can be found by visiting:

https://www.maastrichtbereikbaar.nl/en/info-for-travellers/public-transport/