There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Groningen by bus, train, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Arriva NL  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg to Groningen CS, Hoofdstation 100

$28 - $35

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Groningen 113.2 miles

$13

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Zuid to Groningen Intercity

$30 - $53

Bus FlixBus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen N75 / ...

$13 - $21

Drive  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Groningen 114 miles

$27 - $40

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg and arriving at Groningen CS, Hoofdstation station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Groningen is 147 km. The road distance is 182.4 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Groningen without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 15 min and costs .

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The bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg to Groningen CS, Hoofdstation takes 2 h 15 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Groningen is to bus which takes 2 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 56 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Groningen is 182 km. It takes approximately 1 h 52 min to drive from Amsterdam to Groningen.

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There are 274+ hotels available in Groningen. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 91.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Groningen, Netherlands?

Arriva NL operates a bus from Amsterdam to Groningen once daily. Tickets cost $28 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam to Groningen hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 1 min.

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 Amsterdam Zuid to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg to Groningen CS, Hoofdstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
arriva.nl
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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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