There are 12 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Groningen by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry 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  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen

$219 - $500

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Bus  •  21 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk 814
  3. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen N75 / ...

$51 - $99

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Bus, train  •  21 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M11
  2. Take the bus from London to Utrecht
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen

$77 - $129

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Groningen

$305 - $376

Drive, carferry  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Dover
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Groningen

$159 - $242

Fly Manchester to Groningen  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Groningen (GRQ) MAN - GRQ

$110 - $476

Fly Manchester to Amsterdam, train  •  7 h 3 min

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

$77 - $266

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Amsterdam (AMS) LBA - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

$106 - $359

Bus to Liverpool, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Amsterdam (AMS) LPL - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

$83 - $299

Fly Manchester to Dusseldorf, train  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Dusseldorf (DUS) MAN - DUS
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
  4. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

$100 - $272

Train to Birmingham, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Amsterdam (AMS) BHX - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

$128 - $308

Train to Humberside, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Barnetby
  2. Fly from Humberside (HUY) to Amsterdam (AMS) HUY - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

$142 - $667

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Horton Rd and arriving at Groningen via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, London and Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 29 min.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Groningen is 365 miles.

The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 10 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 8 min to get from Greater Manchester to Groningen, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to Groningen bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Groningen is to train which takes 10 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 21 h 29 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 7 h 47 min.

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There is no direct flight from Manchester Airport to Groningen Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Greater Manchester to Groningen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Groningen station.

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Groningen is 1 h ahead of Greater Manchester. It is currently 2:57 AM in Greater Manchester and 3:57 AM in Groningen.

Lufthansa, LOT and Flybe offer flights from Manchester Airport to Groningen Airport.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 365.3 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 8 min

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Groningen, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Greater Manchester to Groningen via Manchester City Centre, University of Mcr, Manchester Piccadilly, London Euston, Euston Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London St. Pancras Int., and Rotterdam Centraal in around 10 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Groningen via Manchester City Centre, Portland St (Premier Inn), Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, London Victoria Coach Station, London, Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk, and Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 21 h 29 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Humberside to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Groningen via Southend
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Liverpool to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Liverpool to Amsterdam via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Groningen via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$85 - $270
Premier
$200 - $310
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
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
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
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Barnetby
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $24
Off-Peak Day Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
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 Dusseldorf Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Abellio NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.de
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 London to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Ouibus
Bus from London to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Schedules at
terravision.eu
Ferry operators

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