There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Groningen by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 39 min

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

$99 - $149

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Bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Groningen 217

$29 - $50

5 alternative options

Train via Münster(Westf)Hbf  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Münster(Westf)Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl) Ic
  3. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Groningen Bus

$127 - $187

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Groningen 292.7 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 17 min

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

$96 - $311

Fly to Bremen, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bremen (BRE) FRA - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
  3. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Groningen

$146 - $363

Fly to Muenster, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Muenster (FMO) FRA - FMO
  2. Take the train from Rheine to Leer(Ostfriesl)
  3. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Groningen

$162 - $374

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Groningen is to bus which costs 25€ - 45€ and takes 8 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Groningen is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 4 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Groningen. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Groningen via Arnhem Centraal and Zwolle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 39 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Groningen is 375 km. The road distance is 468.4 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 5 h 39 min and costs 80€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Groningen, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Groningen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 234.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Groningen, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Groningen via Arnhem Centraal and Zwolle in around 5 h 39 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Groningen 5 times a week. Tickets cost $29 - $50 and the journey takes 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Frankfurt to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Muenster
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Münster(Westf)Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Groningen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Rheine to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
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 Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Zwolle to Groningen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Groningen
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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