It is possible to catch a bus from Maastricht to many other cities in Europe. This will take much longer than taking the train but is usually cheaper, and there are plug sockets and wifi on the buses. The main company that is popular with students is Flixbus.
The Flixbus bus stop isn’t by the station anymore. Instead, you can find it on the other side of the river, on the road under the white “Hogebrug” that leads to the StayOkay hostel. There is a big green-and-orange sign by the road, so you’re sure not to miss it! This bus stop is temporary- a proper international bus stop is built on the meerssenerweg, which will be completed by 2020.
Currently, there are direct lines to Brussels, Amsterdam, many cities in Germany and even Prague. If you’re willing to have a connection in your journey, then there is even the option of getting to Rome or Madrid, though it might take you 25 hours to get there!
Our final tip- your ticket will tell you to get there 15 minutes earlier than the departure time. Make sure you do this! If the bus arrives early, it can leave early too. Don’t miss out on travelling!