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Amsterdam to Maastricht by train

Say hello to Holland and go beyond its capital with this awesome route from Amsterdam to Maastricht. The train journey takes two and a half hours on the fastest services, and you’ll travel on sleek NS trains – with the option of First Class seating if you want to treat yourself. You’ll start in the capital, where you can take in the culture of the premier museums that surround the lush Museumplein, including the Van Gogh Museum, the Pipe Museum and peculiar Museum of Torture towards the city centre. Be sure to stop for a stroopwaffle as you explore the city’s famous canals. When you’re ready to adventure onwards, Maastricht awaits!

The southern-most Dutch city, Maastricht is a popular university town, so you can be sure of a cool and artsy vibe. Shopping opportunities meet you right at the station, as the city’s biggest flea market takes place there on the weekends, perfect for finding a unique souvenir or two. The Lichtenberg Castle ruins are the oldest in the country, and the city hall with its bell tower is an icon of the city. Adventurous foodies can try Zuurvlees, a horsemeat dish found only in the south, but don’t’ worry, the delicious Dutch cheese can be found here too. Go on a Dutch adventure that only trains can provide – start with our route information below!

Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht by train

It takes an average of 2h 38m to travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht by train, over a distance of around 111 miles (179 km). There are normally 62 trains per day travelling from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht and tickets for this journey start from €28 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 20m
Price€28 - €49
Distance111 miles (179 km)
Frequency62 trains per day
Departure stationAmsterdam-Centraal
Arrival stationMaastricht
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht train times

Check out the next trains departing from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht for Saturday 8th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
04:46 Amsterdam-Centraal08:30 MaastrichtIntercity 1417 NS Get tickets3h 44m, 2 changes
05:52 Amsterdam-Centraal09:00 MaastrichtIC direct 1010 NS Get tickets3h 08m, 2 changes
06:22 Amsterdam-Centraal09:30 MaastrichtIC direct 1012 NS Get tickets3h 08m, 2 changes
06:53 Amsterdam-Centraal10:00 MaastrichtIC direct 1014 NS Get tickets3h 07m, 2 changes
07:25 Amsterdam-Centraal10:30 MaastrichtIC direct 9216 NS Get tickets3h 05m, 2 changes
07:39 Amsterdam-Centraal10:49 MaastrichtIntercity 3125 NS Get tickets3h 10m, 3 changes
07:54 Amsterdam-Centraal11:00 MaastrichtIntercity 3025 NS Get tickets3h 06m, 2 changes
08:09 Amsterdam-Centraal11:19 MaastrichtIntercity 3127 NS Get tickets3h 10m, 3 changes
08:25 Amsterdam-Centraal11:30 MaastrichtIC direct 9220 NS Get tickets3h 05m, 2 changes
08:39 Amsterdam-Centraal11:49 MaastrichtIntercity 3129 NS Get tickets3h 10m, 3 changes

NS trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht

You can travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht on NS trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoNicky Boogaard, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

NS is the main railway operator in the Netherlands. It connects the four corners of the country with regional, medium-distance and high-speed trains. It's also possible for you to travel at night thanks to multi-line night trains, including Schiphol and Eindhoven airports. All trains are equipped with two comfort classes – First Class and Second Class.

Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht

Train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht start at €28 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €28.
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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 Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht? 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 Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht take?

The average journey time by train between Amsterdam-Centraal and Maastricht is 2 hours and 38 minutes, with around 62 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 Amsterdam-Centraal and Maastricht by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht is 2 hours and 20 minutes.

How much does the train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht cost?

Train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht can start from as little as €28 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 Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht without having to change trains. There are 34 direct trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht leave?

The first train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht leaves at 00:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht leave?

The last train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht leaves at 23:40. 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 Amsterdam-Centraal and Maastricht by train?

Trains travelling from Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht cover a distance of around 111 miles (179 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Maastricht to Amsterdam-Centraal.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Amsterdam-Centraal to Maastricht for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/08/2020. 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 03/08/2020 for travel on 04/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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