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There are 4 ways to get from Hamburg to Groningen by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 35 min

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

$17 - $65

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 11 min

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

$45 - $106

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Groningen 186.2 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Groningen (GRQ) HAM - GRQ

$116 - $469

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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Groningen is to bus which costs 14€ - 55€ and takes 4 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Groningen is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 2 h 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hamburg and arriving at Groningen. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hamburg to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Groningen via Bremen Hbf and Leer(Ostfriesl). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 11 min.

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The distance between Hamburg and Groningen is 232 km. The road distance is 297.9 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Groningen without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 35 min and costs 14€ - 55€.

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The bus from Hamburg to Groningen takes 4 h 35 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Groningen is to bus which takes 4 h 35 min and costs 14€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 95€ and takes 5 h 11 min, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 410€ and takes 6 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 145 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Hamburg to Groningen 5 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $28 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hamburg to Groningen via Bremen Hbf and Leer(Ostfriesl) in around 5 h 11 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Groningen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Groningen via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Groningen via Cologne/Bonn Apt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Groningen via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Groningen via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Hamburg to Groningen via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
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 Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Groningen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.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 Hamburg to Groningen
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Hamburg, ZOB to Groningen CS, Hoofdstation
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
arriva.nl
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hamburg to Groningen
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de

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There is no direct flight from Hamburg Airport to Groningen Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Groningen is 298 km. It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to drive from Hamburg to Groningen.

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Swiss, Scandinavian Airlines, Eurowings and two other airlines offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Groningen Airport.

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Book your Hamburg to Groningen bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 276+ hotels available in Groningen. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to line 39 bus which takes 14 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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