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There are 4 ways to get from Franeker to Groningen by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 16m

  1. Take the train from Franeker to Leeuwarden Stoptrein
  2. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Groningen Sneltrein / ...

€14 - €18

Cheapest option

Line 97 bus, train  •  1h 41m

  1. Take the line 97 bus from Franeker, Voorstraat to Leeuwarden, Busstation 97
  2. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Groningen Stoptrein / ...

€14 - €18

2 alternative options

Line 97 bus, line 320 bus, line 304 bus  •  2h 7m

  1. Take the line 97 bus from Franeker, Voorstraat to Leeuwarden, Busstation 97
  2. Take the line 320 bus from Leeuwarden, Busstation to Drachten, Transferium Oost 320 / ...
  3. Take the line 304 bus from Drachten, Transferium Oost to Groningen, Paterswoldseweg 304

€14 - €19

Drive  •  1h

  1. Drive from Franeker to Groningen 82.9 km

€10 - €15

Franeker to Groningen by train

The train journey time between Franeker and Groningen is around 1h 4m and covers a distance of around 70 km. The fastest train normally takes 57 min. Services are operated by Arriva NL. Typically 241 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 4m
Fastest train time:
57 min
Trains per week:
241
Cheapest price:
€14
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:24
Last train departs at:
23:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Franeker to Groningen train schedules

Franeker → Groningen
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Yes, travel within Netherlands is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • 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.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Franeker to Groningen is to drive which costs €10 - €15 and takes 1h.

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The quickest way to get from Franeker to Groningen is to drive which costs €10 - €15 and takes 1h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Franeker to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Franeker, Voorstraat and arriving at Groningen, Paterswoldseweg via Leeuwarden, Busstation and Drachten, Transferium Oost. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Franeker to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Franeker and arriving at Groningen via Leeuwarden. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 16m.

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The distance between Franeker and Groningen is 68 km. The road distance is 82.9 km.

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The best way to get from Franeker to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 1h 16m and costs €14 - €18.

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It takes approximately 1h 16m to get from Franeker to Groningen, including transfers.

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Franeker to Groningen bus services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Franeker, Voorstraat station.

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Franeker to Groningen train services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Franeker station.

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The best way to get from Franeker to Groningen is to train which takes 1h 16m and costs €14 - €18. Alternatively, you can line 97 bus and line 320 bus and line 304 bus, which costs €13 - €20 and takes 2h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Franeker to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 68.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 16m

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

You can take a train from Franeker to Groningen via Leeuwarden in around 1h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Franeker to Groningen via Leeuwarden, Busstation and Drachten, Transferium Oost in around 2h 7m.

Train operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Franeker to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €5
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Leeuwarden to Groningen
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
arriva.nl
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Franeker, Voorstraat to Leeuwarden, Busstation
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Leeuwarden, Busstation to Drachten, Transferium Oost
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
arriva.nl
Qbuzz
Phone
033 -4601580
Website
qbuzz.nl
Bus from Drachten, Transferium Oost to Groningen, Paterswoldseweg
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Qbuzz

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Franeker to Groningen bus services, operated by Qbuzz, arrive at Groningen, Paterswoldseweg station.

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Franeker to Groningen train services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Groningen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Franeker to Groningen is 83 km. It takes approximately 1h to drive from Franeker to Groningen.

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