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Train  •  2h 56m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Lammenschans to Utrecht Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Maastricht Intercity

€29 - €67

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Bus  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena to Maastricht 831 / ...

€21 - €27

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 33m

  1. Drive from Leiden to Maastricht 223.1 km

€28 - €45

Fly, train  •  4h 49m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Herzogenrath, Bf
  3. Take the train from Herzogenrath to Maastricht

€107 - €299

Leiden to Maastricht by train

The train journey time between Leiden and Maastricht is around 3h and covers a distance of around 225 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 33m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), the Leiden to Maastricht train service departs from Leiden Lammenschans and arrives in Maastricht. Typically 233 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h
Fastest train time:
2h 33m
Train distance:
225 km
Trains per week:
233
Cheapest price:
€29
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:27
Last train departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leiden to Maastricht train schedules

Leiden → Maastricht
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Yes, travel within Netherlands is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Maastricht is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Maastricht is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Maastricht is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

Last updated: 1 Aug 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Leiden to Maastricht is to bus which costs €21 - €27 and takes 4h 57m.

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The fastest way to get from Leiden to Maastricht is to drive. Taking this option will cost €28 - €45 and takes 2h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leiden to Maastricht. However, there are services departing from Leiden, Groenoord and arriving at Maastricht via Schiphol, Airport and Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leiden to Maastricht. However, there are services departing from Leiden Lammenschans and arriving at Maastricht via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 56m.

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The distance between Leiden and Maastricht is 168 km. The road distance is 223.1 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Maastricht without a car is to train which takes 2h 56m and costs €28 - €70.

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It takes approximately 2h 56m to get from Leiden to Maastricht, including transfers.

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Leiden to Maastricht bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena station.

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Leiden to Maastricht train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Leiden Lammenschans station.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Maastricht is to train which takes 2h 56m and costs €28 - €70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €27 and takes 4h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Leiden to Maastricht.
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  • Distance: 167.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 56m

What companies run services between Leiden, Netherlands and Maastricht, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Leiden to Maastricht via Utrecht Centraal in around 2h 56m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena to Maastricht once daily. Tickets cost €12 - €15 and the journey takes 2h 40m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Leiden Lammenschans to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €23
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€16 - €23
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€19 - €27
1st Class
€30 - €45
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Herzogenrath, Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Herzogenrath to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Herzogenrath to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €8
Website
arriva.nl
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Leiden to Maastricht bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Maastricht station.

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Leiden to Maastricht train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Maastricht station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Maastricht is 223 km. It takes approximately 2h 33m to drive from Leiden to Maastricht.

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