The most convenient way to travel from Maastricht to Brussels is by train. Avoid the confusing roads and stress of driving by hopping on a comfortable SNCB train. Popular with business and leisure commuters, this well-connected route takes just an hour and half, requiring a quick-change in Liège-Guillemins. In that time, you can catch up with work, read a book, or simply enjoy the views.
Travel at your leisure with 19 trains a day to choose from. Running from 06:49 until 23:49, there’s plenty of options, helpful if your plans change, or you choose to prolong your stay – and why not! Join the hundreds of happy customers that take this journey and book your tickets today. If you’re still unsure, please check out the handy section below, including journey FAQs, train times and more.
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 Brussels 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 Maastricht and Brussels is 2 hours and 26 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Maastricht to Brussels is 1 hour and 42 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Maastricht to Brussels can start from as little as €21.30 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Maastricht to Brussels. Travelling from Maastricht to Brussels by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Maastricht to Brussels leaves at 00:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Maastricht to Brussels leaves at 23:48. 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 Maastricht to Brussels cover a distance of around 59 miles (95 km) during the journey.