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Cologne-Maastricht Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 16 daily trains from Cologne to Maastricht. Traveling by train from Cologne to Maastricht usually takes around 2 hours and 39 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in one hour and 57 minutes.

Distance56 mi (90 km)
Fastest train1h 57m
Lowest price$23.84
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Cologne to Maastricht?

There are 3 train lines with service from Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia to Maastricht, Limburg. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 12 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express22h 24m$53.30
Deutsche Bahn122h 42m$33.37
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company42h 26m$35.68

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Cologne to Maastricht during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Cologne to Maastricht?

The distance between Cologne and Maastricht is approximately 56 miles, or 90 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 57 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Cologne to Maastricht are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Cologne at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Cologne to Maastricht?

There are 16 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Maastricht to Cologne. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Cologne to Maastricht for $8.29.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cologne?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Cologne.

Where is the train station in Maastricht?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Maastricht than most cities. Most trains from Cologne will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Maastricht:

Train stations in Maastricht:

  • Meerssenerweg

  • Maastricht Noord

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