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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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

$36 - $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

Bus, line 350 bus  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Hbf to Aachen
  2. Take the line 350 bus from Aachen, Bushof Perron 3 to Maastricht, Centre Ceramique 350

$42 - $58

Train, bus, line 350 bus  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Aachen, Hauptbahnhof to Aachen, Schanz 3A / ...
  3. Take the line 350 bus from Aachen, Schanz to Maastricht, Wilhelminasingel 350

Drive  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Maastricht 66.5 miles

$16 - $24

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Maastricht. However, there are services departing from Cologne Hbf and arriving at Maastricht, Centre Ceramique via Aachen, Wilmersdorfer Straße and Aachen, Bushof Perron 3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 38 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 .

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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 Cologne Hbf 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 . Alternatively, you can bus and line 350 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 38 min.

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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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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, Aachen, Wilmersdorfer Straße, Aachen, Bushof, and Aachen, Bushof Perron 3 in around 2 h 38 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
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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
$55 - $75
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
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 Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne Hbf to Aachen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eurolines.de
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Aachen, Bushof Perron 3 to Maastricht, Centre Ceramique
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Aachen, Schanz to Maastricht, Wilhelminasingel
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
arriva.nl
ASEAG
Phone
0241 1688-3040
Website
aseag.de
Bus from Aachen, Hauptbahnhof to Aachen, Schanz
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
aseag.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.

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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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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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