• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • RENFE
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

There are 5 ways to get from Groningen to Dortmund 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Osnabruck Hbf
  4. Take the train from Osnabrück Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Ic / ...

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Groningen, Haren to Dortmund 217

$18 - $29

3 alternative options

Bus via Emmen  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Groningen, Hoofdstation to Emmen, Station uitstaphalte 300
  2. Take the bus from Emmen to Dortmund 217

$23 - $34

Drive  •  2h 34m

  1. Drive from Groningen to Dortmund 182.4 miles

$40 - $65

Train, fly  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$108 - $356

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Dortmund is to bus which costs 15€ - 26€ and takes 6h 18m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Groningen to Dortmund is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 2h 34m.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Groningen station to Dortmund. However, there are services departing from Groningen, Hoofdstation and arriving at Dortmund via Emmen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 17m.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Groningen to Dortmund. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Dortmund Hbf via Zwolle, Hengelo and Osnabrück Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 28m.

More details

The distance between Groningen and Dortmund is 199 km. The road distance is 291.8 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Groningen to Dortmund without a car is to train which takes 5h 28m and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 5h 28m to get from Groningen to Dortmund, including transfers.

More details

Groningen to Dortmund bus services, operated by Qbuzz, arrive at Groningen, Hoofdstation.

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Groningen to Dortmund is to train which takes 5h 28m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 30€ and takes 6h 17m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Groningen to Dortmund.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 124.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 28m

What companies run services between Groningen, Netherlands and Dortmund, Germany?

You can take a train from Groningen to Dortmund via Zwolle, Hengelo, and Osnabrück Hbf in around 5h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Groningen to Dortmund via Emmen in around 6h 17m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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 Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Hengelo to Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Zwolle to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Blauwnet
Eurobahn
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Hengelo to Osnabruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
eurobahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
eurobahn.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$25 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $55
Bus operators
Qbuzz
Phone
033 -4601580
Website
qbuzz.nl
Bus from Groningen, Hoofdstation to Emmen, Station uitstaphalte
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Qbuzz
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Emmen to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Groningen, Haren to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around Germany

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

Search flights

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

More details

Groningen to Dortmund train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Dortmund Hbf station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Groningen to Dortmund is 292 km. It takes approximately 2h 34m to drive from Groningen to Dortmund.

Get driving directions

KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

Search flights

There are 343+ hotels available in Dortmund. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

More details