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There are 4 ways to get from Cologne to Maastricht by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2h 25m

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Maastricht Stoptrein RE18

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Rideshare  •  1h 25m

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Maastricht 66.5 miles

$5 - $12

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Maastricht 328 / ...

$22 - $30

Drive  •  1h 5m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Maastricht 66.5 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Maastricht is to rideshare which costs 4€ - 11€ and takes 1h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Maastricht is to drive which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 1h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Maastricht. However, there are services departing from Köln, Dom / Hbf and arriving at Maastricht via Aachen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 25m.

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The distance between Cologne and Maastricht is 89 km. The road distance is 106.3 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Maastricht without a car is to train which takes 2h 25m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 25m to get from Cologne to Maastricht, including transfers.

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Cologne to Maastricht train services, operated by Bahn DE, depart from Köln, Dom / Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Maastricht is to train which takes 2h 25m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 26€ and takes 3h 28m.

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Cologne to Maastricht train services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Maastricht station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Maastricht is 106 km. It takes approximately 1h 5m to drive from Cologne to Maastricht.

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  • Distance: 55.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 25m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Maastricht, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Cologne to Maastricht via Aachen Hbf in around 2h 25m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Maastricht every 4 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $12 and the journey takes 2h 20m.

Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Aachen Hbf to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
arriva.nl
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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