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Train, bus via Hanover  •  6h 51m

  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 075

€55 - €179

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Bus  •  8h 25m

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

€18 - €35

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Train  •  6h 58m

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

Train, bus  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl) Ic
  2. Take the bus from Leer to Groningen Snelbus i.p.v. trein / ...

€97 - €141

Drive  •  5h 5m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Groningen 563.1 km

€70 - €110

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 44m

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

€63 - €252

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  7h 46m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BER - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
  4. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

Fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  8h 36m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BER - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
  4. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

€111 - €416

Fly to Muenster, train  •  10h 18m

  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

Berlin to Groningen by train and bus

The journey time between Berlin and Groningen is around 6h 30m and covers a distance of around 548 km. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 33m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Flixtrain and others, the Berlin to Groningen service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Groningen. Typically 53 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 30m
Fastest journey time:
5h 33m
Services per week:
53
Cheapest price:
€95
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:41
Last service departs at:
18:46

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Groningen train and bus schedules

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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, Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • There are no current restrictions
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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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, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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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 is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Groningen is 1.5 metres.

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

Yes, entry into Germany from Netherlands is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Berlin to Groningen is to bus, which costs €18 - €35 and takes 8h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Groningen is to drive which costs €70 - €110 and takes 5h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin Central Bus Station station and arriving at Groningen Main Train Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Groningen via Hengelo and Zwolle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 58m.

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The distance between Berlin and Groningen is 466 km. The road distance is 563.1 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Groningen without a car is to train and bus via Hanover which takes 6h 51m and costs €55 - €180.

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It takes approximately 6h 51m to get from Berlin to Groningen, including transfers.

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Berlin to Groningen bus services, operated by Mądeltrans Eurolines, depart from Berlin Central Bus Station.

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Berlin to Groningen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Groningen is to train which takes 6h 58m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €35 and takes 8h 25m.

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  • Distance: 465.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 51m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Groningen, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Groningen via Hengelo and Zwolle in around 6h 58m. Alternatively, Mądeltrans Eurolines operates a bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Groningen Main Train Station 6 times a week. Tickets cost €23 - €35 and the journey takes 8h 25m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Muenster via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€140 - €390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €380
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €380
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €490
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Muenster via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Muenster via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Muenster via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Muenster via Stuttgart, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€70 - €290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €90
Train operators
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
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
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 4 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 Berlin Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€90 - €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
Twice 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
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Hengelo to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Blauwnet
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 Zwolle to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €19
1st Class
€23 - €35
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
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €17
1st Class
€19 - €27
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
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
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
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
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 - ZOB to Groningen
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
Blablabus
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
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Groningen central station
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Groningen Main Train Station
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Mądeltrans Eurolines

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Groningen is 563 km. It takes approximately 5h 5m to drive from Berlin to Groningen.

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