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How to travel from Maastricht to Hamburg by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Maastricht to Hamburg? Look no further.

You'll usually find 32 trains per day running between Maastricht and Hamburg, which usually take 7 hours 31 minutes to complete the 419 km journey. It can take as little as 5 hours 48 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Hamburg from Maastricht, you'll just need to make 2 changes along the way.

You can save money on train tickets from Maastricht to Hamburg if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $31.76. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Maastricht to Hamburg by train

It takes an average of 7h 31m to travel from Maastricht to Hamburg by train, over a distance of around 260 miles (419 km). There are normally 32 trains per day traveling from Maastricht to Hamburg and tickets for this journey start from $31.91 when you book in advance.

First train

00:01

Last train

23:12

Departure station

Maastricht

Arrival station

Hamburg

Journey time

5h 48m

Distance

419 miles (260 km)

Frequency

32 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Price

From $31.91

Train and bus operators

Flixbus

Maastricht to Hamburg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Maastricht to Hamburg for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:42 16:00 6h 18m, 3 changes
10:01 16:38 6h 37m, 2 changes
10:42 16:38 5h 56m, 3 changes
10:48 18:00 7h 12m, 2 changes
11:42 18:00 6h 18m, 3 changes
12:01 18:49 6h 48m, 2 changes
12:42 18:49 6h 7m, 3 changes
12:48 20:16 7h 28m, 3 changes
13:42 20:16 6h 34m, 4 changes
14:01 20:50 6h 49m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Maastricht to Hamburg

The price of train tickets from Maastricht to Hamburg starts at $31.91 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Maastricht to Hamburg by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Maastricht to Hamburg

Want to know more about your journey from Maastricht to Hamburg? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Maastricht to Hamburg take?

The average journey time by train between Maastricht and Hamburg is 7 hours and 31 minutes, with around 32 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Maastricht and Hamburg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Maastricht to Hamburg is 5 hours and 48 minutes.

How much does the train from Maastricht to Hamburg cost?

Train tickets from Maastricht to Hamburg can start from as little as $31.91 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Maastricht to Hamburg?

No, there are no direct train services from Maastricht to Hamburg. Travelling from Maastricht to Hamburg by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Maastricht to Hamburg leave?

The first train from Maastricht to Hamburg leaves at 00:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Maastricht to Hamburg leave?

The last train from Maastricht to Hamburg leaves at 23:12. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Maastricht and Hamburg by train?

Trains travelling from Maastricht to Hamburg cover a distance of around 260 miles (419 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Hamburg to Maastricht.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Maastricht to Hamburg for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/29/2023 for travel on 01/29/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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