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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Groningen

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Groningen

Bus

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

Train via Amsterdam Zuid

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Zuid to Groningen

Drive

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Groningen
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1351

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Groningen is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Groningen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Groningen is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

Last updated: 16 May 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Amsterdam to Groningen is to rideshare, which costs €11 and takes 2h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Groningen is to train which costs €21 - €50 and takes 2h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Groningen central station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Groningen. Services depart twice daily, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2h 2m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Groningen is 147 km. The road distance is 184.1 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs €21 - €50.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Groningen takes 2h 2m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Amsterdam to Groningen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Groningen is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs €21 - €50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €11 - €14 and takes 2h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 146.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 2m

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Groningen twice daily. Tickets cost €21 - €50 and the journey takes 2h 2m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen central station 5 times a day. Tickets cost €11 - €14 and the journey takes 2h 15m.

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 Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€21 - €29
1st Class
€35 - €50
Train from Amsterdam Zuid to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€21 - €29
1st Class
€35 - €50
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen central station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Amsterdam to Groningen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Groningen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Groningen is 184 km. It takes approximately 2h 10m to drive from Amsterdam to Groningen.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Groningen. Prices start at €87 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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