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There are 6 ways to get from Paris to Maastricht by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Liege-Guillemins

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  2. Take the bus from Brussels South to Maastricht

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Drive

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Maastricht

Fly to Dusseldorf, train

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Dusseldorf (DUS)
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Herzogenrath, Bf
  3. Take the train from Herzogenrath to Maastricht

Fly to Brussels, train

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU)
  2. Take the train from Louvain to Liege-Guillemins
  3. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Maastricht

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Hertogenbosch
  3. Take the train from Hertogenbosch to Maastricht

Paris to Maastricht by train

The train journey time between Paris and Maastricht is around 3h 27m and covers a distance of around 440 km. This includes an average layover time of around 40 min. Operated by Thalys and Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Paris to Maastricht train service departs from Paris Nord and arrives in Maastricht. Typically 17 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

17 Weekly Trains
3h 27m Average Duration
€99 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Netherlands from France

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from France

  • There are no current restrictions
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  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months
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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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Considerations leaving from France

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from France.

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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
  • There are no current restrictions

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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.

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

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Last updated: 16 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Maastricht is to bus which costs €21 - €35 and takes 7h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Maastricht is to train which costs €95 - €200 and takes 3h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Maastricht. However, there are services departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Maastricht via Brussels South. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Maastricht. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Maastricht via Liege-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 27m.

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The distance between Paris and Maastricht is 326 km. The road distance is 391 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Maastricht without a car is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs €95 - €200.

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It takes approximately 3h 27m to get from Paris to Maastricht, including transfers.

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Paris to Maastricht bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris to Maastricht train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Maastricht is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs €95 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €35 and takes 7h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Maastricht.
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  • Distance: 325.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 27m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Maastricht, Netherlands?

Thalys operates a train from Paris Nord to Liege-Guillemins twice daily. Tickets cost €90 - €190 and the journey takes 2h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Maastricht via Brussels South in around 7h 20m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €390
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €440
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €480
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€90 - €190
Website
Thalys
Standard
€90 - €130
Comfort
€100 - €140
Premium
€140 - €190
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Herzogenrath, Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
National Express Rail
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Herzogenrath to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €8
Website
arriva.nl
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Louvain to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€12 - €18
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €8
1st Class
€7 - €12
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 Schiphol Airport to Hertogenbosch
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €29
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €18
1st Class
€22 - €29
Train from Hertogenbosch to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €22
1st Class
€26 - €40
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Blablabus
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels South to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Paris to Maastricht bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Maastricht station.

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Paris to Maastricht train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Liege-Guillemins station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Maastricht is 391 km. It takes approximately 3h 40m to drive from Paris to Maastricht.

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KLM and Air France offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your Paris to Maastricht train tickets online with Omio.

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There are 312+ hotels available in Maastricht. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 34 min and costs €5 - €8.

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