• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • RENFE
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

There are 11 ways to get from Athens to Groningen by plane, train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Groningen  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Groningen (GRQ) ATH - GRQ

$133 - $765

Cheapest option

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens Pedion Areos to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Dortmund
  3. Take the bus from Dortmund to Groningen 217

$112 - $164

9 alternative options

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  9 h 5 min

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

$115 - $325

Fly to Eindhoven, train  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Eindhoven (EIN) ATH - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen

$140 - $443

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) ATH - DUS
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
  4. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

$148 - $401

Train, bus  •  34 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Bratislava
  3. Take the train from Bratislava-Petrzalka to Wien Hbf Rex
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice
  5. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl) Ic
  6. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Groningen Bus

$316 - $479

Bus, train via Budapest  •  41 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Budapest
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl) Ic
  5. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Groningen Bus

$350 - $524

Bus Korona Travel, train  •  45 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Praha
  2. Take the train from Praha-Holesovice to Leipzig Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl) Ic
  4. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Groningen Bus

$255 - $335

Bus Sindbad  •  47 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Żory
  2. Take the bus from Żory to Groningen

$128 - $177

Drive, train  •  29 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Kufstein
  2. Take the train from Kufstein to München Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf Ice / ...
  5. Drive from Bremen Hbf to Groningen

$493 - $727

Drive  •  26 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Groningen 1737.8 miles

$420 - $650

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Groningen is to bus which costs 95€ - 150€ and takes 2 days 16 h.

More details

The quickest way to get from Athens to Groningen is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 290€ and takes 9 h 5 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Groningen via Żory. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h.

More details

The distance between Athens and Groningen is 2145 km. The road distance is 2780.5 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Athens to Groningen without a car is to train and bus which takes 34 h 25 min and costs 270€ - 420€.

More details

It takes approximately 9 h 35 min to get from Athens to Groningen, including transfers.

More details

Athens to Groningen bus services, operated by Sindbad, depart from Athens station.

More details

The best way to get from Athens to Groningen is to fly which takes 9 h 35 min and costs 110€ - 700€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 47 h.

Mode details

There is no direct flight from Athens Airport to Groningen Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 45 min and has one stopover.

Search flights

Athens to Groningen bus services, operated by Sindbad, arrive at Groningen station.

More details

Map of how to get from Athens to Groningen.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 1340.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 35 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Groningen, Netherlands?

Aegean Airlines, LOT and six other airlines fly from Athens to Groningen 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Groningen via Żory in around 47 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Groningen via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Athens to Groningen via Rome, Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Athens to Groningen via Heraklion
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Athens to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Athens to Eindhoven via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Athens to Eindhoven via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Athens to Eindhoven via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Athens to Groningen via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Athens to Groningen via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Athens to Groningen via Rome, Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
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 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 Eindhoven to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Zwolle to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Abellio NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Groningen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
13 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$230 - $340
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $24
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava-Petrzalka to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
slovakrail.sk
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Kufstein to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
21 h 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Athens to Praha
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$104
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Sindbad
Phone
+48 77 443 44 44
Email
poczta@sindbad.pl
Website
sindbad.pl
Bus from Athens to Żory
Ave. Duration
28 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
sindbad.pl
Bus from Żory to Groningen
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
sindbad.pl
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Athens Pedion Areos to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
KTEL Attikis
Phone
210 88 08 000
Email
info@ktelattikis.gr
Website
ktelattikis.gr
Bus from Athens - Pedion Areos to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ktelattikis.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
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 Dortmund to Groningen
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around Netherlands

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Groningen is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 1:50 PM in Athens and 12:50 PM in Groningen.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Groningen is 2780 km. It takes approximately 26 h 39 min to drive from Athens to Groningen.

Get driving directions

Scandinavian Airlines, Olympic Air, Transavia Holland and three other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Groningen Airport.

Search flights

Book your Athens to Groningen bus tickets online with Distribusion and Distribusion.

Search and book

There are 281+ hotels available in Groningen. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs 9€.

More details