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from Maastricht to Cologne

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

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To get from Maastricht to Cologne on 23 Jan we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:19Maastricht1h53 20:12Cologne Hbf
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08:19Maastricht1h53 10:12Cologne Hbf
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09:19Maastricht1h53 11:12Cologne Hbf
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23 Jan
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24 Jan
£19Deutsche Bahn
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25 Jan
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Wed
26 Jan
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27 Jan
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28 Jan
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29 Jan
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30 Jan
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31 Jan
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1 Feb
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2 Feb
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3 Feb
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4 Feb
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5 Feb
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6 Feb
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7 Feb
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10 Feb
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Travel Information to Cologne from Maastricht

distanceDistance55 miles (88 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£10 - £16
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £10 • 1 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £10 • 1 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 55 miles (88 km) by coach or train to Cologne from Maastricht. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £10. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Maastricht to Cologne.

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FAQs

Am I allowed to travel from Maastricht, Netherlands to Cologne, Germany?

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

Can travellers 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 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • 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 21/01/2022. 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 trip to Cologne from Maastricht.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Maastricht, Netherlands from Cologne, Germany due to COVID-19?

The restriction level for your return to Maastricht, Netherlands from Germany is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Maastricht from Cologne restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Maastricht from Cologne?

Conditions of reentry into 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Maastricht, Netherlands?

You should observe these safety measures in Netherlands as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Netherlands was last checked on 20/01/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Maastricht from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel from Maastricht to Cologne?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Cologne from Maastricht. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Maastricht to Cologne?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Maastricht to Cologne. Tickets for a coach cost on average £10.

This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A coach is £7 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Maastricht to Cologne costing on average £16.

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

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

Other travel options from Maastricht to Cologne can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Cologne by train can take on average 1 h 54 min.

What is the distance from Maastricht to Cologne?

You should expect to travel around 55 miles (88 km) from Maastricht to Cologne.

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

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 coach 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 when travelling from Maastricht to Cologne:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Maastricht, Meerssenerweg (International Bus Station) and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Maastricht and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Who can get me from Maastricht to Cologne?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Maastricht to Cologne, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Cologne by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Maastricht to Cologne for £10 on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Maastricht to Cologne tickets on Omio for £16.

Can I find a direct route to Cologne from Maastricht?

Yes, there are direct routes from Maastricht to Cologne with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 12 direct trains per day to take to Cologne with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Cologne tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Maastricht to Cologne ends?

Looking to extend your trip from Maastricht to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Maastricht to Cologne usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels from Cologne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When should I book a ticket between Maastricht and Cologne online to score the best deals?

Before travelling 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:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £10 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £16 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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