Paris/Brussels/Frankfurt/London - Maastricht by TrainUpdated with 2019 schedi;e
Traveling by high-speed train to Maastricht?Maastricht is not served directly by one of the high speed trains in Europe.Please find below some information how to get (by train) to Maastricht if you travel on one of the following high-speed trains.Eurostar: from the UK (London) to Brussels South (Midi), then onwards to Liège-GuileminsTGV: from Paris to Brussels South (Midi), then onwards to Liège-GuileminsICE: from Frankfurt to Brussels, exit train at Liège-GuileminsIf you arrive by plane on Schiphol (Amsterdam) airport, please have a look at this page for train details.When you arrive on any of the other airports mentioned below, then follow the instructions as indicated. Tickets for the high-speed trains can be purchased through the websites as indicated. All sites have a button to select the English version of the website. Tickets for high-speed trains can be purchased three months in advance and the earlier you book the better discount you may get, or consult your travel agency.From Paris (Charles-de-Gaulle)See: http://www.sncf.com/en/passengers then “Tickets and train status” → Reservations, departure (from): 'CHARLES DE GAULLE 2 TGV (95)' and destination: 'LIEGE GUILLEMINS BE (BE)'.It looks like there is no direct connection, you have to change trains in Brussels-Midi (South) station. Duration of the trip 2 hourd 41 mins. Cost: 2nd class €46.60 - €66.60 pr 1st class €78Exit in Liège, from here take the local train to Maastricht. Ticket for this train (€5.80 each) can be purchased at the ticket counter at ground level below platform 1.Trains depart 40 minutes past the hour, trip will take 33 minutes.From FrankfurtTake the ICE from the Frankfurt airport in the direction of Brussels, but purchase a ticket to Liège-Guillemins.See: https://www.bahn.com/en/view/index.shtml departure: 'Frankfurt (M) Flughafen' (or when departing from Frankfurt main railway station: 'Frankfurt (Main) Hbf' and destination 'Liège-Guillemins'.Depending on the departure time you may have 0, 1 or 2 changes of train. The xx:43 are the only direct connections (travel time 2H01m). The trip will cost from €59.50From here take the local train to Maastricht. Ticket for this train (€5.80 each) can be purchased at the ticket counter at ground level below platform 1.Trains depart 40 minutes past the hour.From LondonThere is no direct service to Liège-Guilemins in Belgium. Instead, obtain a Eurostar ticket from London to Brussels-South/Midi on: http://www.eurostar.com/uk-en then obtain a ticket from Brussels to Maastricht (see below). Your travel agent will be able to help you purchasing these tickets. There are 10 trains per day at various departure times. Basic cost: £44.Brussels to Maastricht:Unfortunately there is no direct connection (anymore) from Brussels to Maastricht.You need to change trains at Liège-Guilemins.See https://www.belgiantrain.be/en/ for the schedule. At the left of the screen enter From: Brussels-Midi to: Maastricht. To purchase a ticket (up to 1 month in advance), return to tme main screen and select “Buy a Ticket”. This train will depart at XX.27 or xx:28 (depending on the hour) from Brussels South/Midi platform 8.In Liège-Guilemins you arrive at platform 1 and have 11 minutes to take the train to Maastricht on platform 7 (always verify the correct platform!).
The trip will cost €19:30 2nd class, or €29.80 first class Total travel time 1 hour 46 minutes.