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Taking the train from Maastricht to Calais in 4 hours 5 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Maastricht to Calais? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 7 hours 6 minutes to travel the 168 miles (271 km) from Maastricht to Calais by train, although you can get there in as little as 4 hours 5 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 11 trains per day running on this route. You’ll need to make 3 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from Maastricht to Calais start from €39.90 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Calais? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Maastricht to Calais by train

It takes an average of 7h 6m to travel from Maastricht to Calais by train, over a distance of around 168 miles (271 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Maastricht to Calais and tickets for this journey start from €39.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 5m
PriceFrom €39.90
Distance168 miles (271 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
First train00:01
Last train23:48
Departure stationMaastricht
Arrival stationCalais
Changes3 changes

Maastricht to Calais train times

Check out the next trains departing from Maastricht to Calais for Monday 7th February 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
23:01 12:45 13h 44m, 5 changes
06:48 15:24 8h 36m, 4 changes
09:48 16:12 6h 24m, 4 changes
10:48 16:24 5h 36m, 3 changes
12:48 16:53 4h 5m, 3 changes
13:48 18:14 4h 26m, 4 changes
13:48 18:28 4h 40m, 3 changes
14:48 19:29 4h 41m, 3 changes
15:48 21:13 5h 25m, 3 changes
16:48 05:18 12h 30m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Maastricht to Calais

The price of train tickets from Maastricht to Calais starts at €39.90 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 Calais 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 Maastricht to Calais? 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 Calais take?

The average journey time by train between Maastricht and Calais is 7 hours and 6 minutes, with around 11 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 Calais by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Maastricht to Calais is 4 hours and 5 minutes.

How much does the train from Maastricht to Calais cost?

Train ticket prices from Maastricht to Calais can start from as little as €39.90 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 Maastricht to Calais?

No, there are no direct train services from Maastricht to Calais. Travelling from Maastricht to Calais by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

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

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

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

The last train from Maastricht to Calais 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.

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

Trains travelling from Maastricht to Calais cover a distance of around 168 miles (271 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Calais to Maastricht.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Maastricht to Calais for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2022. 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 12/18/2021 for travel on 12/18/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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