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There are 11 ways to get from Groningen to Checkpoint Charlie by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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Bus, train via Hanover  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Leer 075 / ...
  2. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Hannover Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin-Spandau Ice / ...

€57 - €186

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Berlin - Central Train Station BlaBlaCar Bus

€20 - €25

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Bus, train  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Leer Snelbus i.p.v. trein / ...
  2. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Berlin Hbf Ic

€99 - €149

Train  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Wolfsburg Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Wolfsburg Hbf to Berlin-Spandau Ice / ...

€64 - €187

Night bus  •  8h 34m

  1. Take the night bus from Groningen central station to Berlin Alt-Tegel N44

€30 - €38

Drive  •  5h

  1. Drive from Groningen to Checkpoint Charlie 564.7 km

€70 - €110

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) AMS - BER

€64 - €257

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  4. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) DUS - BER

Train, train to Muenster, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  8h 9m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Ibbenbueren
  4. Fly from Muenster (FMO) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) FMO - BER

€121 - €366

Train, train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  4. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) CGN - BER

€94 - €414

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Hannover, train  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hannover (HAJ) AMS - HAJ
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin-Spandau

€154 - €529

Groningen to Checkpoint Charlie by bus, train and walk

The journey time between Groningen and Checkpoint Charlie is around 8h 34m and covers a distance of around 552 km. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 24m. Services are operated by Arriva NL, FlixBus, Blablabus and others. Typically 21 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
8h 34m
Fastest journey time:
6h 24m
Journey distance:
552 km
Services per week:
21
Cheapest price:
€83
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:30
Last service departs at:
20:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Groningen to Checkpoint Charlie bus, train and walk schedules

Netherlands → Germany
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  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
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  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Checkpoint Charlie is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Checkpoint Charlie is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Checkpoint Charlie is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, returning to Netherlands from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 24 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Checkpoint Charlie is to bus which costs €19 - €25 and takes 9h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Groningen to Checkpoint Charlie is to drive which costs €70 - €110 and takes 5h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Groningen to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at S Anhalter Bahnhof via S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Groningen to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at S+U Potsdamer Platz Bhf via Zwolle, Wolfsburg Hbf and S Spandau Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 11m.

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The distance between Groningen and Checkpoint Charlie is 465 km. The road distance is 564.7 km.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Checkpoint Charlie without a car is to bus and train via Hanover which takes 6h 37m and costs €55 - €190.

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It takes approximately 6h 37m to get from Groningen to Checkpoint Charlie, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Groningen to Checkpoint Charlie is to train which takes 8h 11m and costs €60 - €190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €19 - €25 and takes 9h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Groningen to Checkpoint Charlie.
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  • Distance: 464.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 37m

What companies run services between Groningen, Netherlands and Checkpoint Charlie, Germany?

You can take a train from Groningen to Checkpoint Charlie via Zwolle, Wolfsburg Hbf, S Spandau Bhf, and S+U Potsdamer Platz Bhf in around 8h 11m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Groningen to Berlin - Central Train Station 5 times a week. Tickets cost €17 - €22 and the journey takes 9h 20m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Flights from Muenster to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €490
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €90
AIS Airlines
Website
aisairlines.com
Flights from Muenster to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€19 - €260
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Wolfsburg Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hannover Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Wolfsburg Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Hannover Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€23 - €35
1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Groningen to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €19
1st Class
€23 - €35
Train from Zwolle to Wolfsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €80
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€30 - €50
1st Class
€55 - €80
Train from Wolfsburg Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €26
1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€25 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €55
Train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €17
1st Class
€19 - €27
Train from Zwolle to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €25
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€17 - €25
Train from Hengelo to Ibbenbueren
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €26
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €26
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €25
1st Class
€29 - €45
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hanover central station to Berlin-Spandau station
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Flixtrain
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Zwolle to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Blauwnet
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Hengelo to Ibbenbueren
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Eurobahn
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
arriva.nl
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 Leer ZOB
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Groningen central station to Berlin Alt-Tegel
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Leer
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Groningen to Berlin - Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Blablabus

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Groningen to Checkpoint Charlie bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Berlin - Central Train Station.

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Groningen to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin-Spandau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Groningen to Checkpoint Charlie is 565 km. It takes approximately 5h to drive from Groningen to Checkpoint Charlie.

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