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There are 9 ways to get from Maastricht to Berlin by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Cologne  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Aachen Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...

36€ - 232€

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Train  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the train from Aachen central train station to Berlin central station Flx30

35€ - 47€

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Bus  •  11h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht to Cologne South 128
  2. Take the bus from Cologne South to Berlin central bus station 1338 / ...

38€ - 51€

Drive  •  5h 56m

  1. Drive from Maastricht to Berlin Hbf 667.6 km

80€ - 130€

Train, train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Aachen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
  3. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) CGN - BER

49€ - 318€

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Herzogenrath
  2. Take the train from Herzogenrath, Bf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) DUS - BER

67€ - 273€

Train, train to Brussels, fly  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Liege-Guillemins
  2. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) BRU - BER

41€ - 229€

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) AMS - BER

69€ - 251€

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Aachen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) FRA - BER

105€ - 226€

Netherlands → Germany
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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 Berlin is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Berlin is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Maastricht to Berlin is to train which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 8h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Maastricht to Berlin is to train and fly which costs 45€ - 320€ and takes 5h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Maastricht to Berlin station. However, there are services departing from Maastricht and arriving at Berlin central bus station via Cologne South. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Maastricht to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Maastricht and arriving at Berlin Hbf via Aachen Hbf and Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 47m.

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The distance between Maastricht and Berlin is 564 km. The road distance is 667.6 km.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Berlin without a car is to train via Cologne which takes 6h 47m and costs 35€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m to get from Maastricht to Berlin, including transfers.

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

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Maastricht to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Maastricht station.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Berlin is to train via Cologne which takes 6h 47m and costs 35€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 11h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Maastricht to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 563.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 47m

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

You can take a train from Maastricht to Berlin Hbf via Aachen Hbf and Koeln Hbf in around 6h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Maastricht to Berlin ZOB via Cologne South in around 11h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 380€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 350€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 350€
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
80€ - 250€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 390€
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 200€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 240€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 360€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
17€ - 80€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Train operators
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 Maastricht to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Maastricht to Herzogenrath
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Maastricht to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Maastricht to Herzogenrath
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 8€
Website
arriva.nl
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Aachen, Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
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 Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Aachen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Aachen central train station to Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Aachen central train station to Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Herzogenrath, Bf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
National Express Rail
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 Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
29 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€
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 Maastricht to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 45€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
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€
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 Cologne South
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne South to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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