There are 13 ways to get from Bristol to Groningen by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen

$181 - $443

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Bus  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 040
  2. Take the bus from London to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk 814
  3. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen 075 / ...

$43 - $91

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Bus, train  •  17 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bath to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Utrecht
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen

$58 - $91

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Groningen

$287 - $350

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Groningen

$141 - $216

Fly Bristol to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 30 min

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

$92 - $267

Train to Cardiff, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Amsterdam (AMS) CWL - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

$122 - $413

Train, train to Southend, fly to Groningen  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Groningen (GRQ) SEN - GRQ

$128 - $399

Train to Southampton, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Amsterdam (AMS) SOU - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

$119 - $330

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen

$168 - $461

Train to Birmingham, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  7 h 55 min

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

$130 - $342

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Amsterdam  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Amsterdam (AMS) LTN - AMS
  4. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

$148 - $347

Fly Bristol to Dusseldorf, train  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BRS - DUS
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
  4. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

$145 - $378

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Groningen is to bus which costs £30 - £70 and takes 16 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Groningen is to fly and train which costs £70 - £210 and takes 6 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Bristol, Bus Station and arriving at Groningen via London and Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 30 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Groningen is 408 miles.

The best way to get from Bristol to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 9 h 18 min and costs £130 - £340.

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It takes approximately 9 h 18 min to get from Bristol to Groningen, including transfers.

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Bristol to Groningen bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Groningen is to train which takes 9 h 18 min and costs £130 - £340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £70 and takes 16 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 407.6 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 18 min

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

You can take a train from Bristol to Groningen via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London St. Pancras Int., and Rotterdam Centraal in around 9 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Groningen via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London, Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk, and Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 16 h 30 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Cardiff to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Southampton to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Bristol to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from Southampton to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Cardiff to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Southampton to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Southampton to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Bristol to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$85 - $270
Premier
$200 - $320
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
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Zwolle to Groningen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
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 Bristol, Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bath to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 London to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Bus from London to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Groningen is 1 h ahead of Bristol. It is currently 9:56 AM in Bristol and 10:56 AM in Groningen.

BMI Regional, easyJet and KLM offer flights from Bristol Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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There are 276+ hotels available in Groningen. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Bristol Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs £9.

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