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

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Train  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Amsterdam Zuid Intercity

$31 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 075 / ...

$10 - $35

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 11 min

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

$27 - $40

Night train  •  2 h 16 min

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

$26 - $50

Rideshare  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Groningen to Amsterdam 113.1 miles

$13

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Amsterdam 114.2 miles

$27 - $40

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

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The quickest way to get from Groningen to Amsterdam is to drive which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Groningen and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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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 2 h 16 min.

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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 train which takes 2 h 10 min and costs 27€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to get from Groningen to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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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 train which takes 2 h 10 min and costs 27€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 30€ and takes 2 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Groningen to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 91.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 10 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Groningen to Amsterdam hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Groningen to Amsterdam every 4 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $18 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Arriva NL also services this route once daily.

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
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Lelystad Centrum to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Night train from Groningen to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
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 Groningen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen, Stationsweg to Amsterdam, Piarcoplein
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen, Hoofdstation to Emmeloord, Busstation
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
arriva.nl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
2 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13
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 Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Groningen to Amsterdam is 183 km. It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to drive from Groningen to Amsterdam.

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There are 2586+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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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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