Zip across borders and travel cross-country in style, on high-speed Thalys trains. Wave ‘au revoir’ to the French capital and say hello to the Netherlands in just over three hours, including a quick change in Belgium – that's quicker than driving and far less stressful. Popular with people travelling for business and leisure, the first train of the day leaves at 06:00, with around 15 services running from Paris to Maastricht a day – perfect for those who appreciate flexibility in their travel plans.
Hopping on a Thalys train as part of this journey means you’ll be travelling in style. Relax in comfortable spacious seating, stay connected with WiFi and plug sockets and if you choose to travel Premium (their equivalent of First Class) you can enjoy at-seat catering.
Once you arrive in Maastricht station, it’s just a 10-minute walk to the banks of the picturesque Maas River. Read on to find out further details about travelling from Paris to Maastricht by train, including FAQs, train times and ticket prices.
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 Paris 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 Paris and Maastricht is 6 hours and 22 minutes, with around 12 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 Paris to Maastricht is 3 hours and 22 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Paris to Maastricht can start from as little as €32 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 Paris to Maastricht. Travelling from Paris to Maastricht by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Paris to Maastricht leaves at 08:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Paris to Maastricht leaves at 22:28. 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 Paris to Maastricht cover a distance of around 203 miles (327 km) during the journey.