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

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Train  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Utrecht Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Alkmaar Intercity

$38 - $66

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Train, bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Leeuwarden Stoptrein / ...
  2. Take the bus from Leeuwarden, Busstation to Alkmaar, Kanaalkade 350

$16 - $23

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Leeuwarden, Busstation to Alkmaar, Kanaalkade 350

$27 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Alkmaar 108.9 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Alkmaar is to train and bus which costs 14€ - 20€ and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Groningen to Alkmaar is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Groningen station to Alkmaar. However, there are services departing from Groningen, Hoofdstation and arriving at Alkmaar, Kanaalkade via Drachten, Transferium Oost and Leeuwarden, Busstation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Groningen to Alkmaar. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Alkmaar via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 14 min.

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The distance between Groningen and Alkmaar is 138 km. The road distance is 174.3 km.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Alkmaar without a car is to train which takes 3 h 14 min and costs 30€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Groningen to Alkmaar, including transfers.

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Groningen to Alkmaar bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Leeuwarden, Busstation.

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

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The best way to get from Groningen to Alkmaar is to train which takes 3 h 14 min and costs 30€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 3 h 43 min.

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  • Distance: 86.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

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

You can take a train from Groningen to Alkmaar via Utrecht Centraal in around 3 h 14 min. Alternatively, Arriva NL operates a bus from Groningen to Alkmaar hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 1 h 46 min.

Train operators
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.

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Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Groningen to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
ns.nl
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Train from Utrecht Centraal to Alkmaar
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Groningen to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
arriva.nl
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Leeuwarden, Busstation to Alkmaar, Kanaalkade
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
arriva.nl

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Groningen to Alkmaar bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Alkmaar, Kanaalkade station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Groningen to Alkmaar is 174 km. It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to drive from Groningen to Alkmaar.

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