There are 4 ways to get from Bremen to Groningen by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Bremen to Groningen 075 / ...

$10 - $60

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Rideshare  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bremen to Groningen 111.5 miles

$9 - $16

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl) Ic
  2. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Groningen Bus

$37 - $48

Drive  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Bremen to Groningen 111.9 miles

$27 - $40

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bremen and arriving at Groningen. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bremen to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Bremen Hbf and arriving at Groningen via Leer(Ostfriesl). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 16 min.

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The distance between Bremen and Groningen is 150 km. The road distance is 179 km.

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The best way to get from Bremen to Groningen without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 50 min and costs .

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The bus from Bremen to Groningen takes 2 h 50 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Bremen to Groningen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bremen station.

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Bremen to Groningen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Bremen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Bremen to Groningen is to bus which takes 2 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 16 min.

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Bremen to Groningen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Groningen station.

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Bremen to Groningen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Groningen station.

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Map of how to get from Bremen to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 93.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

What companies run services between Bremen, Germany and Groningen, Netherlands?

FlixBus operates a bus from Bremen to Groningen every 4 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $17 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bremen to Groningen via Leer(Ostfriesl) in around 3 h 16 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $24
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Groningen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bremen to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Bremen to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Bremen, ZOB Breitenweg to Groningen CS, Hoofdstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Website
arriva.nl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bremen to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Bremen to Groningen is 179 km. It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to drive from Bremen to Groningen.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bremen and Groningen. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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