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There are 4 ways to get from Maastricht Station to Brussels by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Liege-Guillemins Stoptrein
  2. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic / ...

€15 - €42

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Bus  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht to Brussels-North train station 1304

€8 - €11

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht Station perron D to Hasselt Station perron 10 20a / ...
  2. Take the train from Hasselt to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. Ic / ...

€11 - €16

Drive  •  1h 18m

  1. Drive from Maastricht Station to Brussels 114.1 km

€14 - €21

Maastricht Station to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Maastricht Station and Brussels is around 1h 58m and covers a distance of around 130 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 31m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Maastricht Station to Brussels train service departs from Maastricht and arrives in Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord. Typically 131 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 58m
Fastest train time:
1h 31m
Trains per week:
131
Cheapest price:
€15
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:48
Last train departs at:
23:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Maastricht Station to Brussels train schedules

Trains departing Sunday, June 20, 2021

Netherlands → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Netherlands.

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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
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Belgium.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Maastricht Station to Brussels is to bus which costs €8 - €11 and takes 1h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Maastricht Station to Brussels is to drive which costs €14 - €21 and takes 1h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Maastricht and arriving at Brussels-North train station station. Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Maastricht Station to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Maastricht and arriving at Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord via Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 35m.

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The distance between Maastricht Station and Brussels is 95 km. The road distance is 114.1 km.

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The best way to get from Maastricht Station to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 1h 35m and costs €15 - €45.

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It takes approximately 1h 35m to get from Maastricht Station to Brussels, including transfers.

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Maastricht Station to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Maastricht station.

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Maastricht Station to Brussels train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Maastricht station.

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The best way to get from Maastricht Station to Brussels is to train which takes 1h 35m and costs €15 - €45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €8 - €11 and takes 1h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Maastricht Station to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 95.1 km
  • Duration: 1h 35m

What companies run services between Maastricht Station, Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium?

You can take a train from Maastricht Station to Brussels via Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins in around 1h 35m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Maastricht to Brussels-North train station 4 times a week. Tickets cost €8 - €11 and the journey takes 1h 45m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Maastricht to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €8
1st Class
€7 - €12
Train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€16 - €23
Train from Hasselt to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€15 - €22
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 Liege-Guillemins to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Maastricht to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Maastricht Station perron D to Hasselt Station perron 10
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3

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Maastricht Station to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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Maastricht Station to Brussels train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Maastricht Station to Brussels is 114 km. It takes approximately 1h 18m to drive from Maastricht Station to Brussels.

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