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There are 5 ways to get from Groningen to Emden by bus, train, night bus or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Leer

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Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Groningen central station to Leer(Ostfriesl) ZOB

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Weener
  2. Take the bus from Weener Bahnhof to Leer(Ostfriesl) ZOB

Train, bus #2

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Weener
  2. Take the bus from Weener Bahnhof to Leer(Ostfriesl) ZOB

Drive

  1. Drive from Groningen to Emden

Groningen to Emden by bus and train

The journey time between Groningen and Emden is around 1h 39m and covers a distance of around 100 km. This includes an average layover time of around 27 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 19m. Operated by Arriva NL, FlixBus, Blablabus and others, the Groningen to Emden service departs from Groningen and arrives in Emden Hbf. Typically 67 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 12m
Layover time:
27 min
Total time:
1h 39m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 19m
Journey distance:
100 km
Services per week:
67
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
10 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 Emden bus and train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Emden is to drive which costs €13 - €20 and takes 1h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Groningen to Emden is to drive which costs €13 - €20 and takes 1h 6m.

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The distance between Groningen and Emden is 46 km. The road distance is 102.7 km.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Emden without a car is to bus which takes 1h 17m and costs €11 - €70.

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It takes approximately 1h 17m to get from Groningen to Emden, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Groningen to Emden is 103 km. It takes approximately 1h 6m to drive from Groningen to Emden.

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Map of how to get from Groningen to Emden.
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  • Distance: 45.7 km
  • Duration: 1h 17m

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

Arriva NL operates a bus from Groningen to Leer every 4 hours. Tickets cost €11 - €16 and the journey takes 55 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Groningen to Weener
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €13
Website
arriva.nl
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 Weener
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €24
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€17 - €24
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
Bus from Weener to Leer
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €4
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Groningen central station to Leer(Ostfriesl) ZOB
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Groningen central station to Leer(Ostfriesl) ZOB
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Blablabus
Weser-Ems-Bus Betrieb Ostfriesland
Website
delfi.de
Bus from Weener Bahnhof to Leer(Ostfriesl) ZOB
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de

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