There are 3 ways to get from Maastricht to Cologne by bus, train, car or rideshare

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

Line 350 bus, train  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the line 350 bus from Maastricht, Centre Ceramique to Aachen, Hauptbahnhof 350
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...

$26 - $52

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Maastricht to Cologne 65.9 miles

$6 - $10

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Maastricht to Cologne 65.9 miles

$16 - $24

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Maastricht to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 5€ - 8€ and takes 1 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Maastricht to Cologne is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1 h 6 min.

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The distance between Maastricht and Cologne is 89 km. The road distance is 105.5 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to get from Maastricht to Cologne, including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from Maastricht to Cologne. However, you can take the line 350 bus to Aachen, Hauptbahnhof, take the walk to Aachen Hbf, then take the train to Köln, Dom / Hbf. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Cologne.

Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Central Station to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Maastricht, Centre Ceramique to Aachen, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
arriva.nl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Maastricht to Cologne
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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