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There are 7 ways to get from Brussels to Groningen by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 23m

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

86€ - 173€

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Night bus  •  6h 15m

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

21€ - 26€

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Train via Zwolle  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Breda Ic
  2. Take the train from Breda to Zwolle
  3. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

44€ - 95€

Bus  •  6h 30m

  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€ - 30€

Bus, train  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Midi to Amsterdam, Duivendrecht 400
  2. Take the train from Duivendrecht to Lelystad Centrum
  3. Take the bus from Emmeloord, Busstation to Groningen, Hoofdstation 315 / ...

46€ - 74€

Drive  •  3h 23m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Groningen 351 km

45€ - 70€

Fly, train  •  4h 57m

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

92€ - 213€

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Groningen is to night bus which costs 21€ - 26€ and takes 6h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Groningen is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3h 23m.

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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 6h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Groningen via Schiphol Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 23m.

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The distance between Brussels and Groningen is 304 km. The road distance is 351 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 4h 23m and costs 85€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m to get from Brussels to Groningen, including transfers.

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Brussels to Groningen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Groningen is to train which takes 4h 23m and costs 85€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 6h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 303.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 23m

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Groningen via Schiphol Airport in around 4h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Groningen via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 6h 30m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
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
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
25€ - 35€
1st Class
40€ - 55€
Train from Breda to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 45€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
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 Duivendrecht to Lelystad Centrum
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 23€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
1st Class
16€ - 23€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
16€ - 24€
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Groningen
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
CityBusExpress
Phone
+31 30 333 33 00
Email
info@citybusexpress.com
Website
citybusexpress.com
Bus from Brussels Noord Bus Station to Amsterdam Piarcoplein P+R Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
CityBusExpress
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 Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Midi to Amsterdam, Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Eurolines FR
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Emmeloord, Busstation to Groningen, Hoofdstation
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
arriva.nl

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 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 3h 23m 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 train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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

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There are 337+ hotels available in Groningen. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 16€ - 18€.

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