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There are 4 ways to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Groningen by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 8m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen Intercity

€29 - €71

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen central station N1386 / ...

€19 - €25

2 alternative options

Line 470 bus, train  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the line 470 bus from Alphen a/d Rijn, Centrum to Schiphol, Airport 870 / ...
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen Intercity

€30 - €60

Drive  •  2h 30m

  1. Drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Groningen 214.1 km

€26 - €40

Alphen aan den Rijn to Groningen by train

The train journey time between Alphen aan den Rijn and Groningen is around 2h 38m and covers a distance of around 226 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 35m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), the Alphen aan den Rijn to Groningen train service departs from Alphen a/d Rijn and arrives in Groningen. Typically 120 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 38m
Fastest train time:
2h 35m
Trains per week:
120
Cheapest price:
€29
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:37
Last train departs at:
23:07

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alphen aan den Rijn to Groningen train schedules

Alphen aan den Rijn → Groningen
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The most affordable way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Groningen is to bus, which costs €18 - €26 and takes 4h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Groningen is to drive which costs €26 - €40 and takes 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alphen aan den Rijn to Groningen station. However, there are services departing from Alphen a/d Rijn, Centrum and arriving at Groningen central station via Schiphol, Schiphol Airport/Plaza and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Alphen aan den Rijn to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Alphen a/d Rijn and arriving at Groningen via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 8m.

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The distance between Alphen aan den Rijn and Groningen is 177 km. The road distance is 214.1 km.

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The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 3h 8m and costs €29 - €75.

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It takes approximately 3h 8m to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Groningen, including transfers.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Groningen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Groningen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Utrecht Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Groningen is to train which takes 3h 8m and costs €29 - €75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €26 and takes 4h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 176.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 8m

What companies run services between Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands and Groningen, Netherlands?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen hourly. Tickets cost €20 - €50 and the journey takes 1h 53m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen central station once daily. Tickets cost €11 - €14 and the journey takes 2h 20m. Blablabus also services this route 5 times a week.

Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€20 - €28
1st Class
€30 - €50
Train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€25 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €55
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Alphen a/d Rijn, Centrum to Schiphol, Airport
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
arriva.nl
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen central station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Groningen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Groningen central station.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Groningen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Groningen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alphen aan den Rijn to Groningen is 214 km. It takes approximately 2h 30m to drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Groningen.

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