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There are 11 ways to get from London to Maastricht by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins Ic / ...

119€ - 439€

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  10h 47m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Brussels
  2. Take the bus from Sint-Pieters-Woluwe Montgomery to Maasmechelen Centrum 178

18€ - 26€

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Train, bus  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Hasselt Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus from Hasselt Station perron 10 to Maastricht Station perron D 20a / ...

114€ - 358€

Bus, train  •  10h 56m

  1. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi RegioJet
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Hasselt Ic / ...

21€ - 32€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4h 56m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Maastricht

200€ - 230€

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 28m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Maastricht

124€ - 225€

Fly London Stansted to Eindhoven, train  •  5h 48m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Eindhoven (EIN) STN - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Maastricht

61€ - 219€

Fly London Heathrow to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 18m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LHR - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Herzogenrath, Bf

80€ - 311€

Fly London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) LHR - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
  3. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Maastricht

72€ - 496€

Fly London City to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 27m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LCY - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Maastricht

94€ - 720€

Fly London Heathrow to Brussels, train  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU
  2. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins

57€ - 338€

London to Maastricht by train

The train journey time between London and Maastricht is around 6h 33m and covers a distance of around 504 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 9m. Operated by Eurostar, Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the London to Maastricht train service departs from London St Pancras Eurostar and arrives in Maastricht. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Maastricht train schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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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.

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The cheapest way to get from London to Maastricht is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £15 - £23 and takes 10h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Maastricht is to train which costs £100 - £380 and takes 4h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Maastricht. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Maastricht Frontensingel/Maagdendries via Gare Du Midi, Sint-Pieters-Woluwe Montgomery and Maasmechelen Centrum. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Maastricht. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Maastricht via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Liege-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 53m.

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The distance between London and Maastricht is 412 km.

The best way to get from London to Maastricht without a car is to train which takes 4h 53m and costs £100 - £380.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from London to Maastricht, including transfers.

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London to Maastricht bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from London station.

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London to Maastricht train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Eindhoven Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Map of how to get from London to Maastricht.
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  • Distance: 411.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between London, England and Maastricht, Netherlands?

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Maastricht via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Liege-Guillemins in around 4h 53m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
50€ - 220€
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 850€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 410€
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 130€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 250€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 350€
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
16€ - 24€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
15€ - 22€
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
12€ - 18€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Thalys
Standard
45€ - 65€
Comfort
60€ - 80€
Premium
65€ - 90€
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 60€
Comfort
55€ - 70€
Premium
55€ - 80€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
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 Eindhoven Centraal to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 35€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
1st Class
22€ - 35€
Train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 19€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
14€ - 19€
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
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO 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 Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Aachen central train station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
Flixtrain
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Aachen Hbf to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
arriva.nl
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Hasselt Station perron 10 to Maastricht Station perron D
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
2€
single ticket
3€
Bus from Sint-Pieters-Woluwe Montgomery to Maasmechelen Centrum
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
2€
single ticket
3€
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
RegioJet
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 150€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€

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London to Maastricht bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Maasmechelen Centrum station.

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Maastricht is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 3:57 AM in London and 4:57 AM in Maastricht.

London to Maastricht train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins station.

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The best way to get from London to London Stansted Airport is to train which takes 49 min and costs £15 - £27.

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