Car hire Maastricht Airport – Ryanair Netherlands routes
Maastricht Aachen Airport, – MST, in southern Holland is an emerging hub for low-cost passenger aviation in Europe. The potential of this mostly cargo airport has been noticed by the major low-cost carrier Ryanair, announcing new routes to many exciting destinations from Maastricht, Nederlands.
New low-cost airport in Europe – Ryanair´s routes at Maastricht Airport
Maastricht Airport, until a short time ago was mostly a cargo airport. After the privatization of the airport in 2004, substantial investments were made to the existing structure adjusting it for passenger flights.
Ryanair low-cost carrier established itself at the new, enhanced airport, making Maastricht Airport its 51st European base.
As from December 2012 Ryanair's all year routes at Maastricht Airport include: Alicante, Bergamo, Girona, Pisa, Tenerife-South, Dublin, London-Stansted and Venice-Treviso.
Seasonal low-cost flights from Maastricht are available to: Bari, Faro, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Oporto and Trapani.
Growing popularity of Maastricht Airport is sure to attract other low-cost carriers in the future as well as a variety of passenger-oriented services, as car hire, for instance.
Car hire Maastricht Airport - Autoverhuur
Car hire is available from a range of rental companies at the low-cost Maastricht Airport.
The renowned brands as Sixt, Europcar and Hertz Autoverhuur have their representation at the airport, but a number of other renters operating in the city of Maastricht, deliver their cars to the airport, after the client´s arrival. Among those, expect to find Avis Rent-A-Car, Thrifty and Dutch car rental companies Adrem Limburg and La Blanche Autoverhuur.
Ryanair - Hertz car rental
Many chose to arrange car hire with Ryanair (via hire car partner Hertz) in Maastricht Airport.
It is, however, far from always the most cost effective solution for car hire in Holland, and you do risk paying over the odds when booking cars directly on the low cost airlines home pages .
Cheap car hire in Maastricht Airport is found by comparing rates from different rental companies operating in Maastricht Airport. Ryanair/Hertz might be the cheapest deal, but do check other offers first, as there can be considerable savings to be made.
Within the different car hire classes of rental cars in Maastricht Airport, the cheapest hire car is often quite small compared to the more accomplished and equally cheap supermini rental car.
Only £5 or £10 per week can separate the cheap city car (Peugeot 107, Toyota Aygo, Citroen C1, Chevrolet Spark, Hyundai i10 or similar) with the supermini class (Ford Fiesta, Peugeot 207, VW Polo or similar) – and therefore, the larger car is rather frequently the best deal.
Maastricht tourist attractions
Maastricht is one of Europe´s oldest cities, with plenty to offer to its visitors.
Situated in the southern part of Netherlands, in the Limburg province, on the Belgian border and near to the German border, Maastricht is strongly marked by different cultural influences. Take time, when in Maastricht, to visit the city's 13th century fortifications and fortress, the Vrijthof Square with Sint-Servaas Basilica or the Old Market Square. Shop in the Binnenstad district plentiful of small shops and cafes or dine out in Bassin, a restored 19th century harbor – nowadays a cultural hotspot of the city.
Maastricht is also an important European centre of culture and education, as well as venue of many festivals and events.
Maastricht Airport, also known as Maastricht-Aachen, for the great proximity to Aachen in Germany is situated only 5.8 miles north-east from the city. With good traffic conditions you can access Maastricht city centre from the airport in mere 15 minutes, by the A2 motorway.
Maastricht – close to European motorways
One of the biggest advantages of Maastricht Airport is its key location for transportation. Maastricht lies in a very densely populated and well developed part of Europe within a thick net of motorways and major European routes. E-25, just to mention the most important ones, leads to Amsterdam, 126 mi (203km) north from Maastricht and to the Luxembourg's capital, 130 mi (210 km) away from Maastricht to the south.
Much closer from Maastricht is Brussels, Belgium, only 77 mi (122km) away, to the west, by the E-40 European route.
The same route will take you from Maastricht to Germany, for instance Cologne, 65 mi (103 km) away to the east.
Other German cities within an easy reach from Maastricht by motorways:
- Maastricht to Dusseldorf distance 63 mi (101 km)
- Maastricht to Dortmund distance 102 mi (165 km)
- Maastricht to Bonn distance 73 mi (118 km)
- Maastricht to Aachen distance 21 mi (34 km)