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Paris/Brussels/Frankfurt/London - Maastricht by Train Now with 2018 details
Traveling by high-speed train to Maastricht? Maastricht is not served directly by one of the high speed trains in Europe. Please find below some information how to get (by train) to Maastricht if you travel on one of the following high-speed trains. Eurostar: from the UK (London) to Brussels South (Midi), then onwards to Liège-Guilemins TGV: from Paris to Brussels (South (Midi), then onwards to Liège-Guilemins ICE: from Frankfurt to Brussels, exit train at Liège-Guilemins If you arrive by plane on Schiphol (Amsterdam) airport, please have a look at this page for train details. When you arrive on any of the other airports mentioned below, then follow the instructions as indicated. Tickets for the high-speed trains can be purchased through the websites as indicated. All sites have a button to select the English version of the website. Tickets for high-speed trains can be purchased three months in advance and the earlier you book the better discount you may get, or consult your travel agency. From Paris (Charles-de-Gaulle) See: http://www.sncf.com/en/passengers then “Tickets and train status”→Reservations, departure: 'CHARLES DE GAULLE 2 TGV (95)' and destination: 'LIEGE GUILLEMINS BE (BE)'. It looks like there is no direct connection, you have to change trains in Brussels-Midi (South) station. Duration of the trip 3 - 3.5 hours. Cost: around €80 Exit in Liège, from here take the local train to Maastricht. Ticket for this train (€5.40 each) can be purchased at the ticket counter at ground level below platform 1. Trains depart 40 minutes past the hour, trip will take 33 minutes. From Frankfurt Take the ICE from the Frankfurt airport in the direction of Brussels, but purchase a ticket and exit at Liège- Guillemins. See: www.bahn.de departure: 'Frankfurt (M) Flughafen' (or when departing from Frankfurt main railway station: 'Frankfurt (Main) Hbf' and destination 'Liège-Guillemins'. Depending on the departure time you may have 0, 1,2 or 3 changes of train. The 10:43 and 14:43 are the only direct connections (travel time 2H01m). From here take the local train to Maastricht. Ticket for this train (€5.40 each) can be purchased at the ticket counter at ground level below platform 1. Trains depart 40 minutes past the hour. From London There is no direct service to Liège-Guilemins in Belgium. Instead, obtain a Eurostar ticket from London to Brussels-South/Midi on: http://www.eurostar.com/uk-en then obtain a ticket from Brussels to Maastricht (see below). Your travel agent will be able to help you purchasing these tickets. There are 10 trains per day at various departure times. Basic cost: £45. Brussels to Maastricht: Unfortunately there is no direct connection (anymore) from Brussels to Maastricht. You need to change trains at Liège-Guilemins. From here there is a connection to Maastricht. This train will depart at XX.27 or xx:56  (every 30 minutes) from Brussels South/Midi. In Liège-Guilemins you have 10 minutes to take the train to Maastricht on platform 4 (always verify the correct platform!). Below the schedule for the 10:27 connection (just add or subtract one or more hours for different departure times). Always check the correct platform!
The trip will cost €21.00 2nd class, or €32.00 first class Total travel time 1 hour 46 minutes. Note: Always verify departure times and platforms! Tickets can now be bought online! Click here to go to the website of the Belgium railways. Once you enter this site, be sure to select the following details in the various boxes: Next select the date, single journey and enter the first and last name of all travelers (tickets are issued by name). Finally press the Calculate Price button, then place tour ticket in the Shopping basket and proceed to the payment section. Major credit cards are accepted.
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