Due to the short distances in Maastricht, most students will not need a taxi too often. Taxis can be an expensive choice of transport, particularly for students, but sometimes you may need to take one. Of course, rates vary between companies and you can also expect to pay higher prices during later hours or heavy traffic. Some well-known taxi companies in Maastricht are Taxi Frenske and Taxi Centrale. Check out their websites for contact details to book a ride.
There are a number of illegal taxi companies operating in Maastricht. Although these may appear cheaper, it is not wise to take one. Illegal drivers do not have a permit or insurance. This means that if something happens (i.e. a traffic accident), you could face a number of problems. The safety of these companies also cannot be determined, so be careful!
When arriving by train to Maastricht, there is a taxi stop in front of the station where you can easily take a taxi. Thus, if you’re arriving in Maastricht with a lot of baggage, it may be smart to grab a taxi to your accommodation as it is not necessary to book the ride beforehand.
Uber has also recently launched in Maastricht. You can order taxis directly through the Uber App and also pay for your trip through the app.