Getting to Maastricht

Maastricht is situated in the heart of Europe, surrounded by Belgium and Germany and close to France. Maastricht, the most southern city in The Netherlands, is very easy to reach by car, train or airplane. The connection with major European cities is very good.

By plane

You can reach Maastricht using different airports. For international travelers the most convenient airport is Brussels Airport (Zaventem; BRU) and Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS).

The Netherlands
• Eindhoven Airport - 1 hour by car from Maastricht
• Maastricht-Aachen Airport - 20 minutes by car from Maastricht
• Schiphol Amsterdam - 2,5 hours by car from Maastricht

• Brussels Airport (Zaventem) - 1 hour by car from Maastricht
• Charleroi Airport (Brussels) - 1,5 hours by car from Maastricht
• Liege Bierset Airport - 0,5 hours by car from Maastricht
• Düsseldorf International Airport - 1.5 hour by car from Maastricht
• Düsseldorf/Weeze Airport - 1,5 hour by car from Maastricht
• Cologne-Bonn Airport - 1 hour by car from Maastricht

    Shuttle Service

    The preferred conference airport is Brussels Airport (BRU). Airport transfers (click) can be booked at delegates' own cost.

    Shuttle: From Brussels Airport (BRU) and Dusseldorf Airport (DUS)
    Cost: € 30 per person one-way (subject to availability)
    * free cancellation up to 24 hours before your pick-up
    Travel time: Approximately 1.5 hours
    Operating times: Shuttles will only operate as follows:

    To Maastricht Central Trainstation Saturday 23 July 2016 
    09h30 | 11h00 | 13h00 | 15h00 | 17h00  
    To Maastricht Central Trainstation Sunday 24 July 2016
    7h00 | 8h00 | 9h00 | 11h00 | 13h00  
    To Brussels Airport and Dusseldorf Airport Thursday 28 July 2016
    09h30 | 11h00 | 13h00 | 15h00 | 17h00 | 19h00  

    Taxi: Delegates can book a taxi by emailing the local conference organizer: helpdesk@klinkhamergroup.com
    Travel time: Approximately 1.5 hours
    Cost: Approximately € 165 one way per trip (From Brussels Airport (BRU) and Dusseldorf Airport (DUS))

    Preferred Carrrier Brussels Airlines

    Brussels Airlines is pleased to be your Preferred Carrier for the GAMES 2016, the 5th World Congress of the Game Theory Society and extends up to 10% discount on available return economy & business fares from Europe, Tel Aviv, Russia & Africa to Brussels and vice versa. Book until 24 July 2016 and Travel between 17 July and 04 August 2016.

    In order to receive your 10% discount, please book below or online at www.brusselsairlines.com and use the promo code GAMES2016.


    Terms & conditions apply

    • All SN operated flights originating in Europe, Russia, Tel Aviv & Africa to Brussels vv.
    • Travel not permitted on specific code share flights operated by our partner airlines.
    • Fares From Europe, Russia, Tel Aviv & Africa to BRU and vv : 10 % reduction on applicable economy fares (excluding check & go) and business fares.
    • Taxes, fuel surcharge and service fees are to be payable in full. Discount is valid on both ways and on fares on which discount applies.
    • Validity: Booking: until 24 July 2016. Travel: 17 July – 04 August 2016

    Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Airlines

    Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. They offer special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, invited guests as well as employees of the GAMES 2016 conference and their travel companions.

    To make a reservation, please click on www.lufthansa.com/event-booking_en and enter the access code NLZZWPH in the "Access to Your Special Lufthansa Offer" area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.
    NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.

    By Public Transport

    In addition to the mentioned travelling options, you can also fly to Amsterdam Schiphol. Maastricht has excellent train connections with Schiphol Airport, meaning that there are train connections every 30 minutes from Schiphol to Maastricht, which takes approximately 2,5 hours. The train stops at Maastricht Central Station, which is situated in the city centre.

    • Schiphol Amsterdam - 2,5 hours travel time
    • Brussels - 1 hour travel time
    • Düsseldorf - 3 hours travel time
    • Paris - 2,5 hours travel time
    • London - 4 hours travel time

    From Maastricht CS, please check the Dutch route planner 9292.nl/en for bus connections to the School of Business and Economics, on Tongersestraat 53 in Maastricht. The bus stop is across the street from the main entrance to the School.

    OV-chipcard (public transport chipcard)

    The OV-chipcard is now the most common system of paying for trams and buses throughout the Netherlands.

    What is the OV-Chipcard
    The OV-chipcard is becoming the standard payment method for the public transport system in the Netherlands. The smart card is the size of a bank card and contains an invisible chip. The OV-chipcard is a prepaid card which you can use to travel anywhere within the Netherlands by train, metro, bus and tram. You can also use it to purchase a travel product such as a one-way journey or a season ticket.

    How to get an OV-chipcard?
    It is recommended to buy a Anonymous OV-chipcard for € 7,50. An anonymous OV-chipcard can be purchased at the stations, in newsagents and at serve counters. An anonymous card is valid for four to five years. You can keep the card to use it again. The credit will also remain valid. Or you can get the left-over credit back at a public transport company counter. You will pay € 1 in administration costs. If you wish to terminate the card, please request a form from the counter. Complete the form fully and post this along with the card to the address given on the form.

    How to use my OV-chipcard?
    Before you start travelling you need to load balance on your OV-chipkaart. You need to check in and check out, when travelling, also when you have to change. Sometimes the card reader is in the bus or the tram, and sometimes on the platform.

    Checking in and out
    With a positive balance on your OV-chipkaart you can check in and out. Hold your OV-chipkaart against the screen of a gate or single card reader.  The gate will open; the card reader will give a confirmation signal. At the end of your journey you check out in the same way. Please note, if you change from transport company you have to check-out and check-in again.

    For more information about OV-chipcard, please visit: www.ov-chipkaart.nl

    By Car

    From the north (Eindhoven/Amsterdam/Aachen): Follow highway A2 until it turns into a main transit route at the traffic lights at the city limits of Maastricht. You will pass 6 traffic lights, whereafter you take the exit (Centrum/N278). Cross the Kennedy bridge and follow the street (Prins Bisschopsingel) until you reach a large roundabout (Tongerseplein) which is where you turn right. After about 150 meters you will find the School of Business and Economics on your right-hand side.
    From the south (Liège, Belgium): Take A2 from Liège into Maastricht and take the second turn off the highway to the right (exit Centrum/N278, direction Tongeren) and follow the signs to Centrum. Cross the Kennedy bridge and follow the street (Prins Bisschopsingel) until you reach a large roundabout (Tongerseplein) which is where you turn right. After about 150 meters you will find the School of Business and Economics on your right-hand side.
    No parking spots are available on the property of the building. There are a number of paid parking places on the Tongersestraat or the underground parking garage at the "Vrijthof".
    Please use Google Maps to find the exact route from your starting point.