Travel from the Dutch capital to the charm of Maastricht in no time at all! NS trains will speed you along from Amsterdam to Maastricht in just over 2 hours, and you can even go First Class if you fancy. Leave behind the hustle and bustle of the capital and head to one of the country’s oldest cities. Give your journey a subterranean twist and start your adventure from the bottom up, or should that be top? St. Peter’s Caves are set in a mountain, so while you may be walking beneath its peak, you’re still high up. It’s a pretty amazing experience and one that makes the trip well worth it!
When you’ve resurfaced, head to for a beer in Het Vrijthof, the town square. St. Servatius Basilica will be right in front of you, for a view that’s hard to beat. If you like hunting for rare treasures then you won’t have to travel far, as the city flea market sets up just outside the station, the perfect place to find unique souvenirs. The Wyck District offers plenty more retail therapy if you fancy it, with local and international brands. When it’s time to dine, Zuurvlees is a dish unique to South Holland and is made with horsemeat (or sometimes rabbit) and teamed with crunchy fries is a warming meal on colder days but plain delicious on sunny ones too! Get ready to explore the Netherlands with us, learn more about this route below!
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.
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 to Maastricht by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Amsterdam and Maastricht is 2 hours and 30 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam to Maastricht is 2 hours and 12 minutes.
Train tickets from Amsterdam to Maastricht can start from as little as €27.60 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Amsterdam to Maastricht without having to change trains. There are 34 direct trains from Amsterdam to Maastricht. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Amsterdam to Maastricht leaves at 00:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Amsterdam to Maastricht leaves at 23:52. 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.
Trains travelling from Amsterdam to Maastricht cover a distance of around 111 miles (179 km) during the journey.