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There are 11 ways to get from Birmingham to Groningen by train, bus, bus and ferry, car ferry, car, car train or plane

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Train  •  9h 22m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Rotterdam Centraal Eil
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen

€195 - €578

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  17h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Amsterdam Sloterdijk 802 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen central station 075 / ...

€39 - €57

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Train, car ferry, bus  •  19h 17m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cambridge
  2. Take the train from Cambridge to Harwich International
  3. Take the car ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland
  4. Take the bus from The Hague to Groningen central station 175

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 33m

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Groningen

€191 - €1441

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 13m

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Groningen

€252 - €297

Fly Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 31m

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

€57 - €314

Drive to Leeds Bradford, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 21m

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Leeds Bradford
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LBA - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

€93 - €218

Train to Manchester, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MAN - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

€113 - €393

Train to Bristol, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRS - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

€122 - €479

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LHR - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

€136 - €324

Fly Birmingham to Groningen  •  7h 10m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Groningen (GRQ) BHX - GRQ

€92 - €484

Birmingham to Groningen by train and subway

The journey time between Birmingham and Groningen is around 8h 37m and covers a distance of around 940 km. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 32m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, London Midland, London Underground (Tube) and others, the Birmingham to Groningen service departs from Birmingham New Street and arrives in Groningen. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
8h 37m
Fastest journey time:
8h 32m
Journey distance:
940 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€196
Carbon emissions:
49 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:30
Last service departs at:
09:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Birmingham to Groningen train and subway schedules

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International entry into Netherlands from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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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, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, 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 United Kingdom

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • 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, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, 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, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, 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

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Netherlands from United Kingdom.

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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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Netherlands.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Birmingham to Groningen is to bus and bus and ferry, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 17h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Groningen is to drive and fly and train which costs £80 - £190 and takes 6h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to Groningen station. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at Groningen central station via London, Lille and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Groningen via Euston station, London St Pancras Eurostar and Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 22m.

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The distance between Birmingham and Groningen is 574 km.

The best way to get from Birmingham to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 9h 22m and costs £160 - £500.

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It takes approximately 9h 22m to get from Birmingham to Groningen, including transfers.

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Birmingham to Groningen bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Birmingham to Groningen train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Groningen is to train which takes 9h 22m and costs £160 - £500. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £75 - £420 and takes 7h 10m.

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  • Distance: 574.1 km
  • Duration: 9h 22m

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Groningen, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Birmingham to Groningen via London Euston, Euston station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, and Rotterdam Centraal in around 9h 22m. Alternatively, KLM, TUI Airlines Netherlands and five other airlines fly from Birmingham to Groningen once daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €290
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €230
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €250
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €280
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€40 - €170
TUI Airlines Netherlands
Website
tui.nl
Flights from Birmingham to Groningen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Flights from Birmingham to Groningen via Dublin, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €380
Flights from Birmingham to Groningen via Paris CDG, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €190
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €200
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Birmingham to Groningen via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€450 - €2800
Flights from Birmingham to Groningen via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€470 - €2900
Train operators
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€9 - €14
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €55
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€35 - €55
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €220
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€75 - €95
Anytime Day 1st Class
€150 - €220
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€50 - €65
Anytime Day 1st Class
€120 - €170
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€55 - €70
Anytime Day 1st Class
€120 - €180
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Lille to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen central station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from The Hague to Groningen central station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €17
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 Lille to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
Stena Line
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €1300
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€95 - €1300
Standard Car - Flexi
€150 - €190

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Groningen is 1h ahead of Birmingham. It is currently 4:22 PM in Birmingham and 5:22 PM in Groningen.

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

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Jet2.com, easyJet and KLM offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 49+ hotels available in Groningen. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Birmingham Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs £3 - £90.

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