There are 6 ways to get from Groningen to Amsterdam by bus, train, night train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N44 / ...

11€ - 14€

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Rideshare  •  2h 23m

  1. Take the rideshare from Groningen to Amsterdam 181 km

11€

4 alternative options

Train  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Amsterdam Zuid Intercity

22€ - 50€

Bus, train  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Groningen, Hoofdstation to Emmeloord, Busstation 315 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lelystad Centrum to Amsterdam Centraal Sprinter

28€ - 50€

Night train  •  2h 16m

  1. Take the night train from Groningen to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity

21€ - 50€

Drive  •  1h 49m

  1. Drive from Groningen to Amsterdam 182.7 km

25€ - 40€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs 11€ and takes 2h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Groningen to Amsterdam is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 1h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Groningen and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 10m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Groningen and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. This train operates Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2h 16m.

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The distance between Groningen and Amsterdam is 147 km. The road distance is 182.7 km.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Amsterdam without a car is to bus which takes 2h 10m and costs 11€ - 14€.

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The bus from Groningen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk takes 2h 10m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Groningen to Amsterdam is to bus which takes 2h 10m and costs 11€ - 14€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 22€ - 50€ and takes 2h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Groningen to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 146.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 10m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Groningen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk hourly. Tickets cost 11€ - 14€ and the journey takes 2h 10m. Alternatively, Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Groningen to Amsterdam Zuid hourly. Tickets cost 21€ - 50€ and the journey takes 2h.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Groningen to Amsterdam Zuid
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Train from Lelystad Centrum to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 24€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
17€ - 24€
Night train from Groningen to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Groningen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen, Hoofdstation to Emmeloord, Busstation
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
arriva.nl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Groningen to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
11€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Groningen to Amsterdam is 183 km. It takes approximately 1h 49m to drive from Groningen to Amsterdam.

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Book your Groningen to Amsterdam bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Groningen and Amsterdam. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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