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URGENT! I need to get to Paris from Maastricht, NL tomorrow!

Travel Forums Europe URGENT! I need to get to Paris from Maastricht, NL tomorrow!

1. Posted by lukep (Full Member 65 posts) 9y

Hello everyone,

I am rushing to get to Paris this weekend from Maastricht, or any of its surrounding cities, what is the best way? I really hope someone can help!

Cheers,

Luke

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 9y

The best I can get various train websites to give me is this: Take the intercity train to Liege-Guillemins, and then the Thalys (for which you'd need to reserve a seat - should be possible at the Maastricht central station, although I'm not 100% certain of that) from there to Paris.

Possible times are:
06:00 - 06:28 + 06:40 - 09:44
07:07 - 07:34 + 07:52 - 10:05
08:07 - 08:34 + 08:52 - 11:05
11:07 - 11:34 + 11:52 - 14:05
13:07 - 13:34 + 13:52 - 16:05
16:07 - 16:34 + 16:52 - 19:05
18:07 - 18:34 + 18:52 - 19:43
19:07 - 19:34 + 19:52 - 22:05

3. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

You will be able to buy a reservation in Maastricht, though demand is fairly high. If you cant get a reservation from Liege direct to Paris, get a normal train from Liege to Bruxelles and connect there (frequent Paris trains). And if THAT fails horribly as well ((if it is a very busy day and there are no seats)), from Bruxelles go to Lille and then on to Paris.

Sadly, due to internal politics between Thalys, SNCB and NS, the two long proposed direct Maastrict - Paris Thalys trains have yet again been delayed (as have the through Maastrict - Bruxelles hourly trains, though these are allegedly due to start this weekend, finally) so you don't have the wondefully easy option