There are 8 ways to get from Antwerp to Groningen by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train  •  3 h 49 min

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

$75 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Antwerp to Groningen 822

$19 - $35

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Train via Rotterdam Centraal  •  3 h 55 min

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

$61 - $103

Bus Arriva NL  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Antwerp to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg to Groningen CS, Hoofdstation 100

$33 - $49

Drive  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Antwerp to Groningen 191.9 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Brussels to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 21 min

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

$96 - $297

Fly Antwerp to Groningen  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Groningen (GRQ) ANR - GRQ

$146 - $658

Fly Brussels to Groningen  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Groningen (GRQ) BRU - GRQ

$134 - $497

Questions & Answers

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from Antwerp to Groningen, including transfers.

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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 Schiphol Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 49 min.

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

You can take a train from Antwerp to Groningen via Schiphol Airport in around 3 h 49 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
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Antwerp to Groningen via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Groningen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Brussels to Groningen via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Brussels to Groningen via Berlin Tegel, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Antwerp to Groningen via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Groningen via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Brussels to Groningen via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Antwerp to Groningen via Southend
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Brussels to Groningen via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
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 Schiphol Airport to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Antwerp to Groningen
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Antwerp to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
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
$26 - $40
Website
arriva.nl

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