Public transportation: transportation with a driver
Swapping the car for the train or bus is not something you do lightly. But paying for a (second) car that is often idle due to all that working from home is also a waste. Public transport offers more flexibility and is faster than you might think. At the same time, you do have time on the train or bus to relax, to check that presentation or to check your e-mail. After all, you are not at the wheel, so you can literally turn your travel time into work time or time for yourself.
1 day a week by public transport
Is public transport not suitable as a daily (home to work) transport for you? Then don't rule out public transport for those one days when it does suit you, for your visit to the city, the amusement park or one of the other activities in
(South) Limburg. The region has good public transport connections and you don't have to take into account the search for an (expensive) parking space. Are you going with the family? Then a maximum of two children between the ages of 4 and 11 can travel for free on your ticket.
Public transport in South Limburg: closer and faster than you think
South Limburg has good public transport connections with short distances and a limited number of transfers. In particular, there are many direct and fast public transport connections between the towns in South Limburg and between residential areas and the town center.
Do you live and/or work close to the station? Or do you go shopping in the city? Then the train or bus will take you quickly and easily to your destination.
- The express train will take you from Maastricht to Sittard in 15 minutes, the slow train in 20. Then the journey will take you an average of half an hour.
- From Sittard to Heerlen the journey takes 15 minutes by express train, 20 minutes by local train, but 25 to 30 minutes by car.
- Between Heerlen and Maastricht you travel 22 minutes by express train, 24 minutes on average by car and half an hour by stopping train.
- From all South Limburg cities you can quickly travel to the north of the country by public transport or Euregionally with connections to Germany and Sittard.
Perhaps the OV does not stop exactly at your door, but your trip to the station can also be beneficial. Walking is healthy, but takes more time. If you choose the (shared) bike, you are faster and can park for free. The car is also an option because of the 22 P+R locations in Limburg. You can often park there for free or with a discount if you continue your journey by public transport.
Travelling to work by public transport
Do you travel by car to work? Do you want to change course because of the climate? Or would you like to discover that travelling to and from the station gives you more exercise and the train journey means more relaxation time? Every day you spend less in your car and more moving around counts directly toward better health. Whether you walk to and from the station or cycle from home to work: you make the movement! Sometimes there is extra travel time, but you compensate for that by not having to go to the gym as much or by being able to work on the train.
If you are in paid employment and do not receive any reimbursement for your travel expenses by public transport from your employer, you can, under certain conditions, deduct fixed costs from your income. Read more about on the website of the Tax and Customs Administration.