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There are 6 ways to get from Antwerp to Groningen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen Intercity

$45 - $81

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Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Antwerp to Groningen 822

$19 - $35

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Train via Schiphol Airport  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport Intercity direct / ...
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen Intercity

$54 - $95

Train, bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Breda Ic
  2. Take the bus from Breda, Centraal Station to Utrecht, Centraal Jaarbeursplein 401
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen

$47 - $70

Drive  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Antwerp to Groningen 191.9 miles

$45 - $70

Fly, train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRU - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

$95 - $297

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The cheapest way to get from Antwerp to Groningen is to bus which costs 16€ - 28€ and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Antwerp to Groningen is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 2 h 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Antwerp and arriving at Groningen. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Antwerp to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Antwerpen-Centraal and arriving at Groningen via Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 29 min.

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The distance between Antwerp and Groningen is 267 km. The road distance is 307.1 km.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 4 h 29 min and costs 35€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Antwerp to Groningen, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Groningen is to train which takes 4 h 29 min and costs 35€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 28€ and takes 5 h 15 min.

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  • Distance: 166.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

What companies run services between Antwerp, Belgium and Groningen, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Antwerp to Groningen via Rotterdam Centraal in around 4 h 29 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Antwerp to Groningen once daily. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
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 Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Breda
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Bus operators
Bravo
Phone
0900-9292
Email
klantenservice@bravo.info
Website
bravo.info
Bus from Breda, Centraal Station to Utrecht, Centraal Jaarbeursplein
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Website
bravo.info
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Antwerp to Groningen
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Antwerp to Groningen is 307 km. It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to drive from Antwerp to Groningen.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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Book your Antwerp 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 Antwerp to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs 17€ - 20€.

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