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Taking the train from Brussels to Maastricht

The average train time from Brussels to Maastricht is 2h 2m, although it takes 1h 33m on the fastest SNCB and NS services. As there are no direct trains from Brussels to Maastricht, you'll need to make a minimum of 1 change during the journey, usually in Liège.

There are around 18 trains per day running from Brussels to Maastricht, the first train leaves Brussels at 00:31 and the last train leaves at 22:11.

  • All trains depart from Bruxelles-Nord station
  • All trains arrive into Maastricht station.

Once you arrive in Maastricht, it’s just a 10-minute walk to the banks of the picturesque Maas River. Want to learn more about travelling from Brussels to Maastricht? Start your search for tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for train times, FAQs about the journey and tips on how to find cheap train tickets from Brussels to Maastricht.

Brussels to Maastricht by train

It takes an average of 2h 3m to travel from Brussels to Maastricht by train, over a distance of around 59 miles (95 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Brussels to Maastricht and tickets for this journey start from €19.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 34m
PriceFrom €19.70
Distance59 miles (95 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
First train00:34
Last train21:11
Departure stationBrussels
Arrival stationMaastricht
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Brussels to Maastricht train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to Maastricht for Wednesday 19th May 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
00:31 Bruxelles-Nord06:42 MaastrichtIntercity 522 SNCB Get tickets6h 11m, 1 change
06:39 Bruxelles-Nord08:13 MaastrichtIntercity 405 SNCB Get tickets1h 34m, 1 change
07:39 Bruxelles-Nord09:13 MaastrichtIntercity 406 SNCB Get tickets1h 34m, 1 change
08:39 Bruxelles-Nord10:13 MaastrichtIntercity 407 SNCB Get tickets1h 34m, 1 change
09:06 Bruxelles-Nord11:13 MaastrichtIntercity 507 SNCB Get tickets2h 7m, 1 change
10:39 Bruxelles-Nord12:13 MaastrichtIntercity 409 SNCB Get tickets1h 34m, 1 change
11:25 Bruxelles-Midi13:13 MaastrichtThalys 9423 Thalys Get tickets1h 48m, 1 change
12:39 Bruxelles-Nord14:13 MaastrichtIntercity 411 SNCB Get tickets1h 34m, 1 change
13:39 Bruxelles-Nord15:13 MaastrichtIntercity 412 SNCB Get tickets1h 34m, 1 change
14:39 Bruxelles-Nord16:13 MaastrichtIntercity 413 SNCB Get tickets1h 34m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Maastricht

The price of train tickets from Brussels to Maastricht starts at €19.70 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 Brussels 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 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Brussels 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 Brussels to Maastricht take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels and Maastricht is 2 hours and 3 minutes, with around 18 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 Brussels and Maastricht by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to Maastricht is 1 hour and 34 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels to Maastricht cost?

Train ticket prices from Brussels to Maastricht can start from as little as €19.70 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Brussels to Maastricht?

No, there are no direct train services from Brussels to Maastricht. Travelling from Brussels to Maastricht by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Brussels to Maastricht leaves at 00:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Brussels to Maastricht leaves at 21:11. 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 Brussels and Maastricht by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels to Maastricht cover a distance of around 59 miles (95 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Maastricht to Brussels. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Brussels to Maastricht.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels to Maastricht for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/19/2021. 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 02/22/2021 for travel on 02/22/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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