Car Hire at Maastricht Airport
This information is correct as of October 2015
Whether you want to sample the best of Belgian beer in Hasselt, admire Aachen’s iconic cathedral or party in fun loving Maastricht, you can find the best car hire at Maastricht Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Maastricht Airport
There are three car hire companies with desks at Maastricht Airport: Sixt, Europecar and Hertz. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Maastricht Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there are a decent number of petrol stations near Maastricht Airport. The nearest is the Total garage just 11 minutes by car. Get on the A2 from the airport and stay on this road until you see the petrol station on the right hand side.
Driving around Maastricht Airport
Maastricht Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. The two motorways main from and to Maastricht are the A2 (to Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Sittard, Belgium and France. Also called the "Route du Soleil") and the A79 (to Heerlen and Aachen).
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Maastricht Airport.
This little Belgian city is worth a stop-over. As with any Belgian city, the beer is worth the visit in itself however there are other draws too. For example the magnificent medieval centre, the museum dedicated to gin, the beautiful Japanese gardens, a free bus system and, of course, the beer.
It takes less than 40 minutes to reach Hasselt in Belgium from Maastricht Airport. Get on the A2 from the airport thenge ton the E314 to Grote Baan and the N715 to Belgium. Take exit 29 and get on the R70 to Hasselt following signs for the centre.
With a spectacular UNESCO protected cathedral that is worth the trip alone, Aachen is a German city with a rich and often troubled history. During World War II, it was the first German city in the west to fall to Allied invasion. Today it is a vibrant mix of bars and cafes, cool restaurants and clubs and lively old fashioned beer halls. Another delight of Aachen is its spas which provide blissful relaxation all year round. Aachen, as in the rest of Germany, prides itself on three things, it’s beer, it’s coffee and its faultless public transport.
It takes just 30 minutes by car to reach Aachen in Germany from Maastricht Airport. Get on the A2 then take the A76/E314 to Kohlscheider Strasse. Take exit 2 for Aachen and follow signs for the city centre. This route will take in a toll road.
With Spanish and Roman ruins, a delicious and creative foodie scene, French and Belgian twists in both its architecture and food and a hip, eclectic and vibrant nightlife, Maastricht is the party town of the Netherlands. A large student population keeps it lively while its old quaint cobbled streets hide a multitude of bohemian fashion stores, contemporary furniture boutiques and wonderful museums and galleries. The cherry on the cake is Carnival which takes place every year and brings a riot of colour and music to the city.
It takes less than 2 minutes to reach Maastricht from the airport by car. Get on the A2 from th airort and follow Viaductweg. From here follow signs to the city centre.
On-street parking in Maastricht is charged from Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm and up to 9pm on Thursdays. Shopping Sundays are charged from 12noon to 5pm. The fee for city centre parking is €2.60 per hour with a maximum parking time of 2-4 hours. Outside the centre there are car parks with unlimited parking from €1.40 per hour up to €6.00 per day. Maastricht offers cheap parking on so called Park and Walk lots, which are walking distance from the city centre. Parking rates are here are about €1.50 per hour, with a daily maximum of €8.00. Some hotels in Maastricht also offer free parking.
Prices subject to change