Getting from Amsterdam to Maastricht (and return)

by Cristina

by Cristina | October 28th, 2011  

Maastricht is the southernmost city in Netherlands , located within walking distance of from Belgium. It is the oldest city in Netherlands and is home to amazing architecture. It is also known for the great cuisine and excellent shops.

It mostly appeals to tourists because of its historical old center and shopping opportunities. Those who visit Amsterdam, often plan to go to Maastricht, as well, before moving on to other countries near-by.

Quick summary

Although Maastricht is served by a small airport, the flights from Amsterdam were discontinued in late 2008, leaving travelers to choose between trains and renting a car.

Trains from Amsterdam to Maastricht

The trains from Amsterdam to Maastricht are operated by NS . They leave Amsterdam Centraal daily, about every 30 minutes. The first train departs Amsterdam at 6:08 a.m., while the latest is at 10:38 p.m. The travel time is 2h 26 min. A single 2nd class adult ticket costs €22.80.

Should you need to travel from Maastricht to Amsterdam, the firs train leaves at 5:24 a.m. and the latest is at 10:26 p.m.

>>read more about the Amsterdam Centraal Station area

Driving from Amsterdam to Maastricht

The driving distance between Amsterdam and Maastricht is 214 km – via A4 – so it is a good idea to rent a car for your journey . You should be able to get between the two cities in about 2h 20 min.


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