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Journey timeFrom 1h 56m
Price$19.98 - $60.16
Distance88km (55 miles)
Departure stationMaastricht
Arrival stationKöln Hbf
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsDB, erb,

Maastricht to Köln Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Maastricht to Köln Hbf for Tuesday 10th Dec 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:1913:442h 25m, 1 change
12:1914:151h 56m, 1 change
13:1915:151h 56m, 1 change
14:1916:151h 56m, 1 change
14:3117:122h 41m, 2 changes
14:4117:352h 54m, 3 changes
15:1917:442h 25m, 1 change
16:1918:151h 56m, 1 change
17:1919:151h 56m, 1 change
17:2019:382h 18m, 2 changes

Deutsche Bahn, NS, SNCB and Thalys trains from Maastricht to Köln Hbf

You can travel from Maastricht to Köln Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, NS, SNCB and Thalys 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.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several billion passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

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.

PhotoMPW57, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium, with services that include national (Intercity) and regional (Local) express trains. All SNCB trains come with both First Class and Second Class carriages. Belgium has one of the densest rail networks in the world. Seat reservations aren’t possible for any of the company's trains.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 300km/h and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

Cheap train tickets from Maastricht to Köln Hbf

Train tickets from Maastricht to Köln Hbf start at €17.20 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 €33.04.
lowest price found
from17.20
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price30.30
on the day
avg. single price33.04

Tarifs et prix des billets de train SNCF

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 Köln Hbf by booking early.§

Tarifs et prix des billets internationaux

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.

Économisez en réservant à l'avance

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!

Offres et promotions de billets de train

Take a look at bons plans train 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 Maastricht to Köln Hbf? 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 Köln Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Maastricht and Köln Hbf is 2 hours and 29 minutes, with around 29 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 Köln Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Maastricht to Köln Hbf is 1 hour and 56 minutes.

How much does the train from Maastricht to Köln Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Maastricht to Köln Hbf can start from as little as €17.20 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 Maastricht to Köln Hbf?

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

What time does the first train from Maastricht to Köln Hbf leave?

The first train from Maastricht to Köln Hbf leaves at 05:19. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Maastricht to Köln Hbf leave?

The last train from Maastricht to Köln Hbf leaves at 23:41. 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 Köln Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Maastricht to Köln Hbf cover a distance of around 88km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Köln Hbf to Maastricht.
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 Maastricht to Köln Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/12/2019. 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 02/04/2019 for travel on 03/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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