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There are 5 ways to get from Emmen to Groningen by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Bus  •  53 min

  1. Take the bus from Emmen, Frieslandweg to Groningen, Hoofdstation, uitstaphalte 300

8€ - 11€

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Rideshare  •  1h 1m

  1. Take the rideshare from Emmen to Groningen 57.1 km

4€

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 24m

  1. Take the train from Emmen to Zwolle Stoptrein / ...
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen Sprinter / ...

Taxi  •  46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Emmen to Groningen 59.6 km

120€ - 160€

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Emmen to Groningen 59.6 km

7€ - 11€

Emmen to Groningen by buses

The bus journey time between Emmen and Groningen is around 52 min and covers a distance of around 58 km. The fastest bus normally takes 49 min. Operated by Qbuzz, the Emmen to Groningen bus service departs from Emmen, Frieslandweg and arrives in Groningen, Hoofdstation, uitstaphalte. Typically 452 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
52 min
Fastest bus time:
49 min
Buses per week:
452
Cheapest price:
8€
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
00:04
Last bus departs at:
23:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Emmen to Groningen bus schedules

Emmen → Groningen
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  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Groningen is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Groningen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Groningen is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Emmen to Groningen is to rideshare which costs 4€ and takes 1h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Emmen to Groningen is to taxi which costs 120€ - 160€ and takes 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Emmen, Frieslandweg and arriving at Groningen, Hoofdstation, uitstaphalte station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Emmen to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Emmen and arriving at Groningen via Zwolle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 24m.

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The distance between Emmen and Groningen is 54 km. The road distance is 59.6 km.

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The best way to get from Emmen to Groningen without a car is to bus which takes 53 min and costs 8€ - 11€.

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The bus from Emmen, Frieslandweg to Groningen, Hoofdstation, uitstaphalte takes 53 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Emmen to Groningen bus services, operated by Qbuzz, depart from Emmen, Frieslandweg station.

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Emmen to Groningen train services, operated by Blauwnet, depart from Emmen station.

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The best way to get from Emmen to Groningen is to bus which takes 53 min and costs 8€ - 11€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2h 24m.

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  • Distance: 54 km
  • Duration: 53 min

What companies run services between Emmen, Netherlands and Groningen, Netherlands?

Qbuzz operates a bus from Emmen, Frieslandweg to Groningen, Hoofdstation, uitstaphalte every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 8€ - 11€ and the journey takes 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Emmen to Groningen via Zwolle in around 2h 24m.

Train operators
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Emmen to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Blauwnet
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 Zwolle to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
14€ - 35€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
14€ - 19€
1st Class
23€ - 35€
Bus operators
Qbuzz
Phone
033 -4601580
Website
qbuzz.nl
Bus from Emmen, Frieslandweg to Groningen, Hoofdstation, uitstaphalte
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Qbuzz
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Emmen to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
4€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Emmen to Groningen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
120€ - 160€
Taxi Walburg
Phone
+31 50 555 5555
Website
taxiwalburg.nl
Taxifly Hardenberg
Phone
+31 85 130 2855
Website
taxifly.nl
J&D Taxi
Phone
+31 523 618 888
Website
jendtaxi.nl

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Emmen to Groningen bus services, operated by Qbuzz, arrive at Groningen, Hoofdstation, uitstaphalte.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Emmen to Groningen is 60 km. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Emmen to Groningen.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Emmen and Groningen. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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