Getting to Maastricht


Maastricht is located in the heart of Europe, in the Meuse-Rhine Euro region. The city is surrounded by Belgium and Germany and close to France. Cities such as Liège, Aachen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Brussels are therefore very near. Maastricht is easy accessible by plane, train and car.

By plane

Because of its central location in Europe, Maastricht has 8 international airports within one hours drive:


Free Transportation Service

EAS Organizing Committee is providing free shuttle service from Zaventem Brussels Airport and Düsseldorf Airport to the congress venue – MECC Maastricht Convention Center.

  • Approx times to venue – Sat 13:00-21:00, Sun 09:00-18:00
  • Approx. times from venue – Wed 13:00-16:00
  • Limited seats are offered on a first come first serve basis

To book your free shuttle, click here

By train

Maastricht has excellent train connections, both national and international. Every 30 minutes there is an intercity train connection from and to Eindhoven (1 hour travel), Utrecht (2 hours travel) and Amsterdam (2½ hours travel). Frequently there are connections from and to Liège (Belgium), Brussels (Belgium) and Aachen (Germany) where you can change to international trains – Thalys, TGV, Eurostar – to London, Paris and other European cities. The websites below include planner and booking service and specific information regarding travel times and costs.

Information – trains from Brussels, Zaventem Airport

Information – trains from Dusseldorf Airport

Information – trains from Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport

IMPORTANT UPDATE : The National Railway NS will close down the Amsterdam South Station May 26-29 2019. 

For EAS participants travelling from Amsterdam the total travelling time from Amsterdam to Maastricht will increase by 15/20 minutes. You may want to consider travelling through Amsterdam Central Station.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Public transport has announced a national strike on May 28th 

By car

Maastricht is easily accessible through various highways: E25/A2 (Amsterdam-Luxembourg), E40 (Cologne-Brussels), E42 (Liège-Paris), E314 (Maastricht-Aachen).