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

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Train  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen Intercity

$86 - $133

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Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 810
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen 075 / ...

$22 - $37

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Train via Zwolle  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Centraal to Breda Ic
  2. Take the train from Breda to Zwolle
  3. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

$51 - $99

Bus, train  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Amsterdam Duivendrecht 300
  2. Take the train from Duivendrecht to Lelystad Centrum
  3. Take the bus from Emmeloord, Busstation to Groningen, Hoofdstation 315

$42 - $60

Night bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the night bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Groningen N818

$23 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Groningen 219.5 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5 h 4 min

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

$80 - $296

Fly to Groningen  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Groningen (GRQ) BRU - GRQ

$118 - $496

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Groningen is to bus which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Groningen is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Groningen. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Groningen via Schiphol Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 27 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Groningen is 304 km. The road distance is 351.2 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 4 h 27 min and costs 75€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Brussels to Groningen, including transfers.

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Brussels to Groningen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Groningen train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Groningen is to train which takes 4 h 27 min and costs 75€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 440€ and takes 7 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 190 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Groningen via Schiphol Airport in around 4 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Groningen via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 6 h 15 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Brussels to Groningen via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Groningen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Brussels to Groningen via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Brussels to Groningen via Berlin Tegel, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Brussels to Groningen via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Brussels to Groningen via Rennes, Southend
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
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
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Centraal to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Zwolle to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Duivendrecht to Lelystad Centrum
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
Bus operators
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Groningen
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines NL
Website
eurolines.nl
Bus from Brussels to Amsterdam Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
eurolines.nl
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Emmeloord, Busstation to Groningen, Hoofdstation
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
arriva.nl

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Groningen is 351 km. It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to drive from Brussels to Groningen.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Groningen bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 279+ hotels available in Groningen. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 4€ - 18€.

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