There are 7 ways to get from Groningen to Ghent 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  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Take the train from Schiphol (Airport) to Antwerpen Centraal Tha
  3. Take the train from Antwerpen Centraal to Gent-Dampoort Ic

$85 - $131

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 075 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Ghent 802 / ...

$23 - $39

5 alternative options

Train via Rotterdam Centraal  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal Tha
  3. Take the train from Antwerpen Centraal to Gent-Dampoort Ic

$70 - $117

Bus Ouibus  •  7 h 18 min

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

Drive  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Ghent 230.8 miles

$55 - $85

Train to Amsterdam, fly, train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol (Airport)
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Gent St Pieters

$99 - $298

Fly from Groningen, train  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Groningen (GRQ) to Brussels (BRU) GRQ - BRU
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Gent St Pieters

$125 - $488

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

You can take a train from Groningen to Ghent via Schiphol (Airport) and Antwerpen Centraal in around 4 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Groningen to Ghent via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 6 h 40 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Groningen to Brussels via Nice
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Groningen to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Groningen to Brussels via Copenhagen, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Groningen to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Groningen to Brussels via Copenhagen, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Groningen to Brussels via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Groningen to Brussels via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Groningen to Brussels via Irakleion
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Groningen to Brussels via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Groningen to Schiphol (Airport)
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Groningen to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
57 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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen Centraal to Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
Train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Gent St Pieters
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$31 - $34
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Groningen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Ghent
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
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
Schedules at
arriva.nl
Ouibus
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Bruges
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
fr.ouibus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Groningen and Ghent is 310 km. The road distance is 369 km.

The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Ghent is to bus which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Groningen to Ghent is to drive which takes 3 h 30 min and costs 45€ - 70€.

No, there is no direct train from Groningen to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Gent-Dampoort via Schiphol (Airport) and Antwerpen Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 42 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Groningen to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Ghent via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 40 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Groningen to Ghent, including transfers.