There are 11 ways to get from Zürich to Maastricht by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Köln Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf Re1 / ...

$163 - $243

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Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Maastricht N831

$35 - $60

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Train via Basel SBB  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Köln Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins Ice

$170 - $289

Bus Eurolines CH  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Liege

$56 - $86

Drive  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Maastricht 411.7 miles

$100 - $150

Fly Zurich to Luxembourg, bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Luxembourg (LUX) ZRH - LUX
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station to Maastricht

$81 - $302

Fly Zurich to Dusseldorf, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) ZRH - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf ZOB to Maastricht station

$66 - $197

Fly Zurich to Brussels, train  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Brussels (BRU) ZRH - BRU
  2. Take the train from Leuven to Liege-Guillemins

$102 - $335

Fly Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ZRH - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins

$90 - $278

Train to Basel, fly to Brussels, train  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Brussels (BRU) BSL - BRU
  3. Take the train from Leuven to Liege-Guillemins

$106 - $350

Fly Zurich to Antwerp, train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Antwerp (ANR) ZRH - ANR
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Leuven
  3. Take the train from Leuven to Liege-Guillemins

$85 - $499

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Maastricht is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Maastricht is to drive which costs SFr 95 - SFr 140 and takes 6 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Maastricht. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Maastricht. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Maastricht via Basel SBB, Köln Hauptbahnhof and Liege-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 1 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Maastricht is 440 km. The road distance is 658.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Maastricht without a car is to train which takes 8 h 47 min and costs SFr 150 - SFr 240.

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It takes approximately 8 h 47 min to get from Zürich to Maastricht, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Maastricht train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Maastricht is to train which takes 8 h 47 min and costs SFr 150 - SFr 240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 9 h 15 min.

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  • Distance: 274.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 47 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Maastricht, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Zürich to Maastricht via Köln Hbf, Köln, Dom / Hbf, Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf, Aachen, Bahnhof Rothe Erde, and Aachen, Elisenbrunnen in around 8 h 47 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Maastricht twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 9 h 15 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Zurich to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel SBB to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf ZOB to Maastricht station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $75
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Leuven to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$14 - $21
Train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Leuven
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Liege
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch

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