There are 5 ways to get from Cologne to Maastricht by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins Ice
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Maastricht Stoptrein

$37 - $65

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Rideshare  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Maastricht 66.5 miles

$5 - $12

3 alternative options

Train, line 350 bus  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the line 350 bus from Aachen, Elisenbrunnen to Maastricht, Wilhelminasingel 350

$29 - $35

Bus, line 350 bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln ZOB to Aachen Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the line 350 bus from Aachen, Schanz to Maastricht, Centre Ceramique 350

$41 - $59

Drive  •  1 h 5 min

  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€ - 10€ and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Maastricht is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Maastricht. However, there are services departing from Köln ZOB and arriving at Maastricht, Centre Ceramique via Aachen, Hauptbahnhof and Aachen, Schanz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Maastricht. However, there are services departing from Köln Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Maastricht via Liege-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

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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 2 h 16 min and costs 30€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to get from Cologne to Maastricht, including transfers.

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Cologne to Maastricht bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Köln ZOB station.

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Cologne to Maastricht train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Maastricht is to train which takes 2 h 16 min and costs 30€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 350 bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Maastricht.
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  • Distance: 55.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 16 min

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

You can take a train from Cologne to Maastricht via Liège-Guillemins and Liege-Guillemins in around 2 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Maastricht via Aachen Hauptbahnhof, Aachen, Hauptbahnhof, and Aachen, Schanz in around 2 h 35 min.

Train operators
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 Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$60 - $80
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Aachen, Elisenbrunnen to Maastricht, Wilhelminasingel
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Aachen, Schanz to Maastricht, Centre Ceramique
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
arriva.nl
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Köln ZOB to Aachen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
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
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Cologne to Maastricht bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Maastricht, Centre Ceramique station.

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Cologne to Maastricht train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Maastricht station.

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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cologne and Maastricht. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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