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There are 6 ways to get from Maastricht to Heerlen by train, bus, taxi, car or shuttle

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Train

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Heerlen

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht to Heerlen

Line 350 bus, line 55 bus

  1. Take the line 350 bus from Maastricht, Centre Ceramique to Gulpen-Wittem, Gulpen Busstation
  2. Take the line 55 bus from Gulpen, Busstation Perron B to Heerlen, Station Uitstaphalte

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Maastricht to Heerlen

Drive

  1. Drive from Maastricht to Heerlen

Shuttle

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Maastricht to Heerlen

Maastricht to Heerlen by train

The train journey time between Maastricht and Heerlen is around 30 min and covers a distance of around 23 km. Services are operated by Arriva NL, Deutsche Bahn Regional and Dutch Railways (NS). Typically 218 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

218 Weekly Trains
30 min Average Duration
€4 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Maastricht to Heerlen is to bus which costs €5 - €8 and takes 1h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Maastricht to Heerlen is to taxi which costs €55 - €70 and takes 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Maastricht and arriving at Heerlen. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Maastricht and arriving at Heerlen. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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The distance between Maastricht and Heerlen is 21 km. The road distance is 25.5 km.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Heerlen without a car is to train which takes 30 min and costs €4 - €19.

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The train from Maastricht to Heerlen takes 30 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Maastricht to Heerlen bus services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Maastricht station.

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Maastricht to Heerlen train services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Maastricht station.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Heerlen is to train which takes 30 min and costs €4 - €19. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €5 - €8 and takes 1h 3m.

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  • Distance: 20.9 km
  • Duration: 30 min

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

Arriva NL operates a train from Maastricht to Heerlen every 20 minutes. Tickets cost €5 - €6 and the journey takes 30 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Arriva NL operates a bus from Maastricht to Heerlen 3 times a day. Tickets cost €5 - €8 and the journey takes 1h 3m.

Train operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Maastricht to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €6
Website
arriva.nl
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.

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Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Maastricht to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 Heerlen
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €19
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€13 - €19
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Maastricht to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Maastricht, Centre Ceramique to Gulpen-Wittem, Gulpen Busstation
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Gulpen, Busstation Perron B to Heerlen, Station Uitstaphalte
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
arriva.nl
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Maastricht to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
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Starliner
Other operators
Taxi from Maastricht to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Sieswerda Taxi's B.V.
Phone
+31 46 451 9132
Ha-tax
Phone
+31 46 485 1462
Taxis Melkior
Phone
+32 4 252 20 20
Website
melkior.be
Taxi Kronos
Phone
+32 498 78 58 84
Website
taxisliege.eu
Prestige DRIVER
Phone
+32 493 84 65 91
Website
prestigedriver.be
Les Taxis Bleus
Phone
+32 4 361 11 61
Website
taxisbleusliege.be
Airport-driver.be
Phone
+32 488 09 36 51
Website
airport-driver.be
Veysel Özkul Taxiunternehmen und Kleintransporte
Phone
+49 241 9006222
Taxi-Mini-Car GmbH
Phone
+49 241/900700
Website
minicar-aachen.de
Central Car Autovermietung
Phone
+49 241/406487
Website
central-car.de

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Maastricht to Heerlen bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Heerlen station.

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Maastricht to Heerlen train services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Heerlen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Maastricht to Heerlen is 26 km. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from Maastricht to Heerlen.

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