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There are 6 ways to get from Bruges to Groningen by train, bus, ferry, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

70€ - 130€

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Bus  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 802 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen 075 / ...

22€ - 38€

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Brugge to Utrecht 141
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen Intercity

38€ - 74€

Bus, ferry, train  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Brugge, Beenhouwerstraat to Breskens, Veerhaven 42
  2. Take the ferry from Breskens, Veerhaven to Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg Wsf
  3. Take the train from Vlissingen to Rotterdam Centraal
  4. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen

46€ - 107€

Drive  •  3h 54m

  1. Drive from Bruges to Groningen 246.2 miles

50€ - 75€

Train, fly  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRU - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

91€ - 278€

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The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Groningen is to bus which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 7h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Bruges to Groningen is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 3h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bruges to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Bruges and arriving at Groningen via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bruges to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Bruges / Brugge and arriving at Groningen via Anvers-Central and Schiphol Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 19m.

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The distance between Bruges and Groningen is 319 km. The road distance is 394 km.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 6h 19m and costs 70€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 6h 19m to get from Bruges to Groningen, including transfers.

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

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Bruges to Groningen train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Bruges / Brugge station.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Groningen is to train which takes 6h 19m and costs 70€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 7h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Bruges to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 199.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 19m

What companies run services between Bruges, Belgium and Groningen, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Bruges to Groningen via Anvers-Central and Schiphol Airport in around 6h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bruges to Groningen via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 7h 40m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 420€
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
16€ - 23€
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
14€ - 21€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 60€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
35€ - 60€
1st Class
55€ - 80€
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 Schiphol Airport to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 55€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
25€ - 35€
1st Class
40€ - 55€
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 50€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
20€ - 28€
1st Class
30€ - 50€
Train from Vlissingen to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 40€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
15€ - 22€
1st Class
26€ - 40€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 55€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
35€ - 55€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bruges to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines NL
Website
eurolines.nl
Bus from Brugge to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Schedules at
eurolines.nl
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Brugge, Beenhouwerstraat to Breskens, Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Connexxion
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Brugge Beenhouwerstraat to Breskens Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€
Website
De Lijn
Ferry operators
Westerschelde Ferry
Phone
+31 (0)850401800
Email
klantenservice@westerscheldeferry.nl
Website
westerscheldeferry.nl
Ferry from Breskens, Veerhaven to Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€
Website
Westerschelde Ferry

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bruges to Groningen is 394 km. It takes approximately 3h 54m to drive from Bruges to Groningen.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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