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There are 7 ways to get from Groningen to Amsterdam by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2h 2m

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

21€ - 50€

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Bus  •  2h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk Berlin > Hamburg > Bremen > Leer > Groningen > Amsterdam Sloterdijk / ...

9€ - 14€

5 alternative options

Train via Amsterdam Zuid  •  2h 11m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Amsterdam Zuid Intercity

22€ - 50€

Bus, train  •  4h 4m

  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€

Rideshare  •  2h 23m

  1. Take the rideshare from Groningen to Amsterdam 181.1 km

11€

Drive  •  2h 9m

  1. Drive from Groningen to Amsterdam 182.8 km

22€ - 35€

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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 train which costs 21€ - 50€ and takes 2h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Groningen and arriving at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Groningen Europapark and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2h 2m.

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The distance between Groningen and Amsterdam is 147 km. The road distance is 182.8 km.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs 21€ - 50€.

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The train from Groningen Europapark to Amsterdam Centraal takes 2h 2m including transfers and departs once a week.

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

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

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The best way to get from Groningen to Amsterdam is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs 21€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 2h 15m.

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

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Groningen Europapark to Amsterdam Centraal once a week. Tickets cost 21€ - 50€ and the journey takes 2h 2m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Groningen to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk 5 times a week. Tickets cost 9€ - 13€ and the journey takes 2h 15m. FlixBus also services this route 3 times a week.

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 Europapark to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Train from Groningen to Amsterdam Zuid
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
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
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
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
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Groningen to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
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 central station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
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 35m
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.

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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 Blablabus, arrive at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Groningen to Amsterdam is 183 km. It takes approximately 2h 9m 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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