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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Groningen, IKEA by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  4h 34m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BER - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

€62 - €205

Cheapest option

Bus via Berlin - Central Train Station  •  10h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Groningen BlaBlaCar Bus

€25 - €35

7 alternative options

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BER - 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

Fly to Muenster, train  •  7h 4m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Muenster (FMO) BER - FMO
  2. Take the train from Ibbenbueren to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Zwolle
  4. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

Train, bus via Hanover  •  8h

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl) Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus from Leer to Groningen N44 / ...

€58 - €229

Train, bus  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Leer(Ostfriesl) Ic
  2. Take the bus from Leer to Groningen Snelbus i.p.v. trein / ...

€104 - €151

Train  •  8h 43m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Gesundbrunnen to Hengelo Ic
  2. Take the train from Hengelo to Zwolle
  3. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

Bus  •  10h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Groningen Main Train Station Lesko - Amsterdam 1 / ...

€28 - €45

Drive  •  4h 57m

  1. Drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Groningen, IKEA 567.2 km

€70 - €110

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Groningen, IKEA by train and bus

The journey time between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Groningen, IKEA is around 7h 41m and covers a distance of around 633 km. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 40m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Arriva NL, FlixBus and others, the Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Groningen, IKEA service departs from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 and arrives in Groningen, IKEA. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 41m
Fastest journey time:
7h 40m
Journey distance:
633 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€104
Carbon emissions:
38 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:59
Last service departs at:
06:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Groningen, IKEA train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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International entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Curaçao, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Groningen, IKEA is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Groningen, IKEA is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Groningen, IKEA is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Netherlands.

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Last updated: 1 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Groningen, IKEA is to bus via Berlin - Central Train Station, which costs €24 - €35 and takes 10h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Groningen, IKEA is to fly and train which costs €60 - €210 and takes 4h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Groningen, IKEA. However, there are services departing from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 and arriving at Groningen, IKEA via Berlin Schönefeld Airport and Groningen, Hoofdstation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Groningen, IKEA. However, there are services departing from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 and arriving at Groningen via Berlin Gesundbrunnen, Hengelo and Zwolle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 43m.

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The distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Groningen, IKEA is 474 km. The road distance is 567.2 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Groningen, IKEA without a car is to train and bus via Hanover which takes 8h and costs €55 - €230.

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It takes approximately 4h 34m to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Groningen, IKEA, including transfers.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Groningen, IKEA bus services, operated by Mądeltrans Eurolines, depart from Berlin Schönefeld Airport station.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Groningen, IKEA train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Berlin Gesundbrunnen station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Groningen, IKEA is to train which takes 8h 43m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus via Berlin - Central Train Station, which costs €24 - €35 and takes 10h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Groningen, IKEA.
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  • Distance: 474.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 34m

What companies run services between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER), Germany and Groningen, IKEA, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Groningen, IKEA via Berlin Gesundbrunnen, Hengelo, Zwolle, and Groningen in around 8h 43m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Groningen 4 times a week. Tickets cost €17 - €22 and the journey takes 8h 25m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €170
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €380
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Muenster via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
AIS Airlines
Website
aisairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Muenster
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€15 - €320
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
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€25 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €55
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €17
1st Class
€19 - €27
Train from Zwolle to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €19
1st Class
€23 - €35
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Ibbenbueren to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Eurobahn
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Hengelo to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Blauwnet
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Gesundbrunnen to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hannover Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Leer to Groningen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
arriva.nl
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Leer ZOB to Groningen central station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Leer to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Groningen
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Blablabus
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Groningen Main Train Station
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €40
Website
Mądeltrans Eurolines

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Groningen, IKEA bus services, operated by Mądeltrans Eurolines, arrive at Groningen Main Train Station.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Groningen, IKEA train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Groningen station.

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