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from Maastricht to Cologne

You can get from Maastricht to Cologne by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Maastricht to Cologne on Dec 6 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:15AMMaastricht2h30 01:45PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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$161One-way
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11:15AMMaastricht2h30 01:45PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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$161One-way
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10:19AMMaastricht1h56 12:15PMCologne Hbf
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$241One-way
04:19PMMaastricht1h56 06:15PMCologne Hbf
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$241One-way
08:19AMMaastricht1h53 10:12AMCologne Hbf
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$341One-way

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Dec 5
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Dec 6
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Dec 7
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Dec 8
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Dec 9
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Dec 10
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Dec 12
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Dec 13
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Dec 14
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Dec 15
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Dec 16
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Dec 17
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Dec 18
$24Deutsche Bahn
$17Union Ivkoni International
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Dec 19
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Dec 20
$24Deutsche Bahn
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Dec 21
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Dec 22
$23Deutsche Bahn
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Dec 23
$24Deutsche Bahn
$16Flixbus
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Dec 24
$24Deutsche Bahn
$13Flixbus
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Dec 25
$23Deutsche Bahn
$14Union Ivkoni International

Travel Information from Maastricht to Cologne

distanceDistance55 miles (88 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $23
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€9) • 1 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $11 (€9) • 1 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 55 miles (88 km) between Maastricht and Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $11 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Maastricht to Cologne.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Cologne, Germany if I’m coming from Maastricht, Netherlands?

Travel between Maastricht, Netherlands and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Netherlands enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Cologne from Maastricht?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Cologne, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 12/5/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Maastricht to Cologne.

Are there restrictions on reentering Netherlands from Cologne, Germany due to the coronavirus pandemic?

Return travel to Maastricht, Netherlands from Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Netherlands from Germany?

Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Netherlands from Germany?

Requirements for reentering Netherlands:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Netherlands?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Netherlands to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Maastricht, Netherlands was last verified on 12/1/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Maastricht from Cologne.

How do I reach Cologne from Maastricht?

There are 2 ways to travel from Maastricht to Cologne including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Maastricht to Cologne?

The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Maastricht is by taking a bus, which costs on average $11 (€9).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

A bus is generally $12 (€10) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $23 (€19) from Maastricht to Cologne.

What is the quickest way from Maastricht to Cologne?

The fastest way from Maastricht to Cologne is by bus with an average journey time of 1 h 40 min.

There are alternative travel options to Cologne that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 1 h 56 min.

How far is it from Maastricht to Cologne?

The distance from Maastricht to Cologne is approximately 55 miles (88 km).

How many services a day are there from Maastricht to Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Maastricht to Cologne is:

  • 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Maastricht and Cologne as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Maastricht? Where do I arrive in Cologne?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Maastricht to Cologne:

  • Buses mostly leave from Maastricht, Meerssenerweg (International Bus Station) and tend to arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Maastricht and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel operators can get me to Cologne from Maastricht?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Maastricht to Cologne:

  • You can travel between Maastricht and Cologne by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $11 (€9) with Flixbus from Maastricht to Cologne.
  • You can travel by train to Cologne from Maastricht with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Maastricht to Cologne tickets for $23 (€19) on Omio.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Maastricht to Cologne?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Maastricht to Cologne often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Maastricht and Cologne itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cologne and any of these top destinations today!
When should I purchase a ticket from Maastricht to Cologne online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Maastricht to Cologne, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $11 (€9) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $23 (€19) one way.

But we recommend booking Maastricht to Cologne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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