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Travelling by train from Paris to Maastricht

Zip across borders and travel cross-country in style, on high-speed Thalys trains. Wave ‘au revior’ 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.

Paris to Maastricht by train

It takes an average of 6h 01m to travel from Paris to Maastricht by train, over a distance of around 203 miles (327 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Paris to Maastricht and tickets for this journey start from €34.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 45m
Price€34.80 - €188.40
Distance203 miles (327 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationMaastricht
Changes1 change
Train and bus operators

Paris to Maastricht train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Maastricht for Tuesday 21st Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:22 13:42 4h 20m, 2 changes
09:30 14:40 5h 10m, 3 changes
12:25 16:40 4h 15m, 2 changes
13:16 17:42 4h 26m, 3 changes
14:25 18:42 4h 17m, 2 changes
15:55 19:40 3h 45m, 1 change
17:25 21:42 4h 17m, 2 changes
18:46 22:42 3h 56m, 3 changes
19:25 06:42 11h 17m, 2 changes
20:22 06:42 10h 20m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Maastricht

Train tickets from Paris to Maastricht start at €34.80 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 €120.94.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price76.96
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price92.53
on the day
avg. single price120.94

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 Paris 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 guide 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 Paris 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 Paris to Maastricht take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Maastricht is 6 hours and 1 minute, 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Paris and Maastricht by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Maastricht is 3 hours and 45 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Maastricht cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Maastricht can start from as little as €34.80 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 Paris to Maastricht?

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.

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

The first train from Paris to Maastricht leaves at 07:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Maastricht leaves at 21:44. 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 Paris and Maastricht by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Maastricht cover a distance of around 203 miles (327 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Maastricht to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris 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 Paris to Maastricht for a typical week day using timetable data for 21/07/2020. 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 13/07/2020 for travel on 19/02/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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