There are 7 ways to get from Groningen to Aalborg by bus, train, 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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Bus, train via Aarhus H  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Leer 100 / ...
  2. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Aarhus H Ic
  5. Take the train from Aarhus H to Aalborg St. Ic / ...

$105 - $205

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Bus  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Hamburg 075 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Aalborg 150

$42 - $135

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Hamburg
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bordesholm
  3. Take the bus from Kiel ZOB to Aalborg

$98 - $142

Train  •  13 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Osnabruck Hbf
  4. Take the train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Aarhus H Ic
  6. Take the train from Aarhus H to Aalborg St. Ic / ...

Drive  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Aalborg 458.5 miles

$110 - $170

Fly from Groningen  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Groningen (GRQ) to Aalborg (AAL) GRQ - AAL

$157 - $658

Train to Amsterdam, fly  •  5 h 58 min

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

$116 - $348

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Aalborg is to bus which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 14 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Groningen to Aalborg is to train and fly which costs 95€ - 300€ and takes 5 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Groningen to Aalborg. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Aalborg via Hamburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Groningen to Aalborg. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Aalborg St. via Zwolle, Hengelo, Osnabrück Hbf, Hamburg Hbf and Aarhus H. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 46 min.

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The distance between Groningen and Aalborg is 476 km. The road distance is 733.5 km.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Aalborg without a car is to bus and train which takes 11 h 58 min and costs 90€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 11 h 58 min to get from Groningen to Aalborg, including transfers.

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Groningen to Aalborg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Groningen station.

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Groningen to Aalborg train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Groningen station.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Aalborg is to train which takes 13 h 46 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 14 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs 130€ - 600€ and takes 6 h 36 min.

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There is no direct flight from Groningen Airport to Aalborg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Groningen to Aalborg.
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  • Distance: 297.5 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 58 min

What companies run services between Groningen, Netherlands and Aalborg, Denmark?

You can take a train from Groningen to Aalborg via Zwolle, Hengelo, Osnabruck Hbf, Osnabrück Hbf, Hamburg Hbf, and Aarhus H in around 13 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Groningen to Aalborg via Hamburg in around 14 h 20 min.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Groningen to Aalborg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Aalborg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Aalborg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
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 Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bordesholm
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Aarhus H
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Aarhus H to Aalborg St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Aarhus H
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
dsb.dk
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 Groningen to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Hengelo to Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Blauwnet
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Zwolle to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
blauwnet.nl
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Hengelo to Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
eurobahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen CS, Hoofdstation to Hamburg, ZOB
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
arriva.nl
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 Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Groningen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg to Aalborg
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Groningen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Kiel ZOB to Aalborg
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hamburg ZOB to Aalborg
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de

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