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

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Fly to Groningen  •  9 h 9 min

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

$133 - $765

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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

$113 - $166

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Fly to Amsterdam, train  •  9 h 6 min

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

$115 - $325

Fly to Bremen, train  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Bremen (BRE) ATH - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
  3. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Groningen

$145 - $367

Fly to Eindhoven, train  •  10 h 6 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

$141 - $443

Train, bus  •  33 h 57 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

$327 - $495

Bus Siamos Tours, train  •  38 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Budapest
  2. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl) Ic
  5. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Groningen Bus

$351 - $502

Bus Korona Travel, train  •  45 h 59 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

$261 - $336

Bus Sindbad  •  46 h 50 min

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

$130 - $196

Drive, train  •  29 h 11 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

$494 - $732

Drive  •  26 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Groningen 1737.8 miles

$420 - $650

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

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Groningen is to fly and train which costs 95€ - 280€ and takes 9 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Groningen via Gliwice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 h 50 min.

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

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The best way to get from Athens to Groningen without a car is to train and bus which takes 33 h 57 min and costs 270€ - 430€.

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

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

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The best way to get from Athens to Groningen is to fly which takes 9 h 9 min and costs 110€ - 700€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 110€ - 170€ and takes 46 h 50 min.

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There is no direct flight from Athens Airport to Groningen Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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

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  • Distance: 1340.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 9 min

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

Aegean Airlines, LOT and five other airlines fly from Athens to Groningen 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Groningen via Gliwice in around 46 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Groningen via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Athens to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Athens to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Bremen via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Athens to Bremen via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Athens to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Athens to Eindhoven via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Athens to Eindhoven via Krakow
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Athens to Eindhoven via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Athens to Groningen via Irakleion
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Athens to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Athens to Groningen via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Athens to Bremen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Athens to Groningen via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
9 h 17 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Athens to Bremen via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Bremen via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Amsterdam via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Athens to Bremen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Athens to Bremen via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
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.

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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 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 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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 Hannover Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
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)
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
$160 - $240
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Kufstein to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
$80 - $95
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
$106
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Sindbad
Phone
+48 77 443 44 44
Email
poczta@sindbad.pl
Website
sindbad.pl
Bus from Athens to Gliwice
Ave. Duration
29 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
sindbad.pl
Bus from Gliwice to Groningen
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
sindbad.pl
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Gliwice to Groningen
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
madeltrans.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
$46
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.

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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 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Groningen is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 7:17 AM in Athens and 6:17 AM 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.

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

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

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There are 276+ hotels available in Groningen. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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

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