a VirtualTourist member
which is the easiest,quickest,cheapest and more reliable way to reach aachen from maastricht central station?
Take bus 420 just outside Maastricht central station and it takes you directly to Aachen central station. It costs 4,53 euro one way (buy a 'strippenkaart' at the trainstation in Maastricht or in the bus).
Or take a train direction Heerlen (platform 2), change trains at Heerlen (platform 1) to go to Aachen.
That takes an hour too. The price is 4,30 euro.
Information about 'strippenkaart' (strip ticket) at [original VT link] (scroll down to 4th tip)