There are 5 ways to get from Cologne to Groningen by train, car or plane

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Train via Arnhem Centraal  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
  2. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
  3. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

$64 - $100

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Train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl) Ic
  2. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Groningen Bus

$80 - $114

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Groningen 193.4 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Dusseldorf to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 32 min

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

$104 - $338

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Groningen  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Groningen (GRQ) CGN - GRQ

$169 - $673

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Groningen is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 2 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Groningen is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 2 h 58 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Groningen is 256 km. The road distance is 309.5 km.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Koln Hbf and arriving at Groningen via Arnhem Centraal and Zwolle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 27 min.

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There are 276+ hotels available in Groningen. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 159.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Groningen, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Cologne to Groningen via Arnhem Centraal and Zwolle in around 4 h 27 min. Alternatively, Flybe, Lufthansa and four other airlines fly from Cologne to Groningen 5 times a day.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Groningen via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Groningen via Southend
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Groningen via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Groningen via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koln Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Groningen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Zwolle to Groningen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
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

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