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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin to Groningen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Oldenburg(Oldb)
  2. Take the bus from Oldenburg central bus station to Groningen central station

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Groningen central station

Train, bus via Hanover

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Oldenburg(Oldb)
  3. Take the bus from Oldenburg central bus station to Groningen central station

Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Almelo
  2. Take the train from Almelo to Zwolle
  3. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Bremen Central Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
  3. Take the bus from Leer to Groningen

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Groningen

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train

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

Fly to Dusseldorf, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Dusseldorf (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

Berlin to Groningen by train and bus

13 Weekly Services
6h 12m Average Duration
€84 Cheapest Price
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The most affordable way to get from Berlin to Groningen is to bus, which costs €27 - €35 and takes 7h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Groningen is to drive which costs €80 - €120 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 central station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Groningen via Almelo 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 which takes 6h 12m and costs €80 - €120.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Berlin to Groningen, including transfers.

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

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Berlin to Groningen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hauptbahnhof 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 €27 - €35 and takes 7h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 465.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 12m

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

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Groningen via Almelo and Zwolle in around 6h 58m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin central bus station to Groningen central station every 4 hours. Tickets cost €27 - €35 and the journey takes 7h 20m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €250
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €470
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €430
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €230
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 Hauptbahnhof to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Almelo
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Hanover central station
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
5 times a day
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Almelo to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 5m
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 7m
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)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €17
1st Class
€19 - €27
VIAS Rail GmbH
Phone
069 450099650
Email
Kundenservice-Linie10@vias-online.de
Website
vias-online.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
VIAS Rail GmbH
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Oldenburg central bus station to Groningen central station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Groningen central station
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Bremen Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
Racic Eurobus
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

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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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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Lufthansa, easyJet and KLM offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Berlin to Groningen bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Groningen. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €3 - €22.

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