There are 6 ways to get from Groningen to Antwerp by train, bus, 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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Train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport Intercity
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal Thalys

$77 - $119

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Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Antwerp 822

$19 - $35

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Train via Rotterdam Centraal  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal Thalys

$62 - $104

Bus Arriva NL  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen CS, Hoofdstation to Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg 100
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Antwerp Ouibus

$33 - $47

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Antwerp 192 miles

$45 - $70

Train, fly  •  4 h 44 min

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

$97 - $297

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The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Antwerp is to bus which costs 17€ - 28€ and takes 5 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Groningen to Antwerp is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 2 h 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Groningen and arriving at Antwerp. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Groningen to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Antwerpen-Centraal via Schiphol Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 58 min.

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The distance between Groningen and Antwerp is 267 km. The road distance is 307.2 km.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Antwerp without a car is to train which takes 3 h 58 min and costs 65€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Groningen to Antwerp, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Groningen to Antwerp is to train which takes 3 h 58 min and costs 65€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 28€ and takes 5 h 20 min.

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  • Distance: 166.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

What companies run services between Groningen, Netherlands and Antwerp, Belgium?

You can take a train from Groningen to Antwerp via Schiphol Airport in around 3 h 58 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Groningen to Antwerp twice daily. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 20 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
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 Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Groningen to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
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 Antwerp
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen CS, Hoofdstation to Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
arriva.nl
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Ouibus

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