There are 10 ways to get from Berlin to Groningen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus via Hanover  •  6h 47m

  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 / ...

90€ - 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 / ...

24€ - 40€

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Train  •  6h 56m

  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 15m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Groningen 570.8 km

75€ - 120€

Fly Berlin Tegel to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) TXL - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

73€ - 298€

Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) SXF - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

63€ - 271€

Fly Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf, train  •  7h 45m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Dusseldorf (DUS) TXL - 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 Berlin Tegel to Cologne Bonn, train  •  8h 26m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) TXL - 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

94€ - 302€

Fly Berlin Tegel to Muenster, train  •  8h 38m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Muenster (FMO) TXL - FMO
  2. Take the train from Rheine to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Zwolle
  4. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Groningen is to bus which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 8h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Groningen is to drive which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 5h 15m.

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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 six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 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 56m.

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The distance between Berlin and Groningen is 466 km. The road distance is 570.8 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 47m and costs 90€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m 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 56m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 8h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 465.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 47m

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 56m. Alternatively, Mądeltrans Eurolines operates a bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Groningen Main Train Station 6 times a week. Tickets cost 24€ - 40€ and the journey takes 8h 25m. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 240€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 650€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 390€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Muenster via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 270€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Muenster via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 270€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 410€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Muenster
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 260€
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 39m
Frequency
Hourly
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
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 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
Train from Rheine to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
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
52 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
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
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
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 17€
1st Class
19€ - 27€
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 Rheine to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
eurobahn.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 to Groningen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Groningen
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
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
24€ - 40€
Schedules at
madeltrans.pl

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

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Berlin to Groningen bus services, operated by Mądeltrans Eurolines, arrive at Groningen Main Train 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 571 km. It takes approximately 5h 15m to drive from Berlin to Groningen.

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KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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

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There are 290+ hotels available in Groningen. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Tegel Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs 2€ - 3€.

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