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There are 8 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.

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Train  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort Ic

$79 - $130

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Bus  •  6 h 45 min

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

$23 - $55

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Train via Rotterdam Centraal  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic

$70 - $117

Train, bus  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Ghent 803 / ...

$40 - $68

Drive  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Ghent 230.8 miles

$55 - $85

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Brussels, train  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

$98 - $297

Fly Groningen to Brussels, train  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Groningen (GRQ) to Brussels (BRU) GRQ - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters

$125 - $488

Fly Groningen to Antwerp, train  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Groningen (GRQ) to Antwerp (ANR) GRQ - ANR
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort

$155 - $670

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Ghent is to bus which costs 19€ - 50€ and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Groningen to Ghent is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 3 h 30 min.

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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 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Groningen to Ghent. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort via Schiphol Airport and Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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The distance between Groningen and Ghent is 310 km. The road distance is 369.2 km.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Ghent without a car is to train which takes 4 h 45 min and costs 65€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Groningen to Ghent, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Groningen to Ghent is to train which takes 4 h 45 min and costs 65€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 50€ and takes 6 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Groningen to Ghent.
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  • Distance: 193.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

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

You can take a train from Groningen to Ghent via Schiphol Airport, Antwerpen-Centraal, and Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal in around 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Groningen to Ghent via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Groningen to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Groningen to Brussels via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Groningen to Brussels via Munich, Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Groningen to Brussels via Munich, Hamburg
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Groningen to Brussels via Copenhagen, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Groningen to Brussels via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Groningen to Brussels via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Groningen to Antwerp via Southend
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
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
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $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 Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $34
Train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
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 Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Ghent
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Groningen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Ghent
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen, Stationsweg to Amsterdam, Piarcoplein
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
arriva.nl

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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

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Groningen to Ghent train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Gand-Dampoort / Gent-Dampoort station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Groningen to Ghent is 369 km. It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to drive from Groningen to Ghent.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 428+ hotels available in Ghent. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Groningen Airport is to line 9 bus which takes 35 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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