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There are 13 ways to get from Barcelona to Groningen by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Barcelona to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 34m

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

72€ - 261€

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Fly Barcelona to Rotterdam, train  •  8h 30m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Rotterdam (RTM) BCN - RTM
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen

68€ - 333€

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Fly Barcelona to Dusseldorf, train  •  9h 36m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BCN - DUS
  2. Take the train from D-Flughafen Bf to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
  4. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

77€ - 282€

Fly Barcelona to Eindhoven, train  •  8h 42m

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

72€ - 329€

Train to Girona, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8h 48m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Gerona
  2. Fly from Girona (GRO) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) GRO - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

86€ - 357€

Fly Barcelona to Cologne Bonn, train  •  10h 17m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BCN - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
  4. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

98€ - 373€

Train to Girona, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  9h 29m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Gerona
  2. Fly from Girona (GRO) to Rotterdam (RTM) GRO - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen

102€ - 459€

Fly Barcelona to Brussels, train  •  10h 6m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Brussels (BRU) BCN - BRU
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

105€ - 301€

Train via Châteauneuf-sur-Isère  •  13h 51m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Schiphol Airport
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

311€ - 414€

Train  •  15h 29m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Perpignan to Bruxelles-Midi Tgv
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
  4. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen

267€ - 370€

Bus, night bus  •  28h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Brussels Airport N781
  2. Take the night bus from Brussels Airport to Groningen N818

90€ - 151€

Bus  •  28h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Den Haag HSM
  2. Take the bus from The Hague to Groningen N819 / ...

143€ - 151€

Drive  •  15h 36m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Groningen 1038.7 miles

220€ - 320€

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Groningen is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 270€ and takes 7h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Groningen is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 270€ and takes 7h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Groningen via Brussels Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona station to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants Station and arriving at Groningen via Valence TGV and Schiphol Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 51m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Groningen is 1356 km. The road distance is 1661.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Groningen without a car is to train via Châteauneuf-sur-Isère which takes 13h 51m and costs 310€ - 420€.

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It takes approximately 7h 34m to get from Barcelona to Groningen, including transfers.

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

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Barcelona to Groningen train services, operated by Renfe, arrive at Barcelona Sants Station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Groningen is to train via Châteauneuf-sur-Isère which takes 13h 51m and costs 310€ - 420€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 140€ - 155€ and takes 28h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 847.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 34m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Groningen, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Groningen via Valence TGV and Schiphol Airport in around 13h 51m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Groningen via Den Haag, Station Hollands Spoor, Den Haag, Centraal Station Uitstaphalte, and The Hague in around 28h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 440€
Flights from Barcelona to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Flights from Barcelona to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Flights from Barcelona to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 750€
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 490€
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 490€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 350€
Flights from Barcelona to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 380€
Flights from Barcelona to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 410€
Flights from Girona to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Flights from Girona to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 380€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 330€
Flights from Barcelona to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 450€
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 290€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
Flights from Barcelona to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 500€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Eindhoven via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Flights from Barcelona to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 460€
Flights from Barcelona to Cologne Bonn via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 460€
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 290€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 850€
Flights from Barcelona to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Flights from Barcelona to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 850€
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 440€
Flights from Barcelona to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 550€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 370€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Amsterdam Schiphol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 700€
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 210€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 800€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Girona to Amsterdam Schiphol via Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 370€
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Barcelona to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
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
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 55€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
25€ - 35€
1st Class
40€ - 55€
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 27€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
11€ - 17€
1st Class
19€ - 27€
Train from Zwolle to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
14€ - 35€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
14€ - 19€
1st Class
23€ - 35€
Train from Eindhoven to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
12€ - 17€
1st Class
20€ - 28€
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 50€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
20€ - 28€
1st Class
30€ - 50€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 55€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
35€ - 55€
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 40€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
16€ - 23€
1st Class
27€ - 40€
VRR
Phone
+49 209 1584-0
Email
info@vrr.de
Website
efa.vrr.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€
Website
VRR
Abellio NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.de
Renfe

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Gerona
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 19€
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
renfe.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 Koeln Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 60€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
35€ - 60€
1st Class
55€ - 80€
Train from Valence TGV to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
230€ - 290€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
230€ - 290€
1st Class
300€ - 430€
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
1st Class
55€ - 75€
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
34€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
34€ - 40€
1st Class
50€ - 65€
Train from Perpignan to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
8h 3m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
200€ - 220€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
200€ - 220€
1st Class
260€ - 390€
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
26€ - 40€
1st Class
35€ - 60€
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
30€ - 65€
Premier
65€ - 80€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Brussels Airport
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70€ - 120€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Brussels Airport to Groningen
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from The Hague to Groningen
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to Den Haag HSM
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
127€
Schedules at
starbus.es

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Groningen is 1662 km. It takes approximately 15h 36m to drive from Barcelona to Groningen.

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easyJet, Swiss, Transavia Holland and two other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 327+ hotels available in Groningen. Prices start at 58€ per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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