There are 4 ways to get from Groningen to Giethoorn by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus, train, line 270 bus  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Groningen, Hoofdstation to Heerenveen, Busstation 315 / ...
  2. Take the train from Heerenveen to Steenwijk
  3. Take the line 270 bus from Steenwijk, Station to Giethoorn, Kerkweg 270 / ...

$16 - $25

Cheapest option

Line 309 bus, line 20 bus, line 35 bus  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the line 309 bus from Groningen, Hoofdstation to Assen, Balkenweg 309
  2. Take the line 20 bus from Assen, Balkenweg to Dieverbrug, Busstation 20
  3. Take the line 35 bus from Dieverbrug, Busstation to Steenwijk, Station 35

$13 - $19

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Meppel Sprinter / ...

$18 - $33

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Giethoorn 56.3 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Giethoorn is to line 309 bus and line 20 bus and line 35 bus which costs 11€ - 16€ and takes 3 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Groningen to Giethoorn is to drive which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Groningen station to Giethoorn. However, there are services departing from Groningen, Hoofdstation and arriving at Giethoorn, Kerkweg via Assen, Balkenweg, Dieverbrug, Busstation and Steenwijk, Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 49 min.

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The distance between Groningen and Giethoorn is 62 km. The road distance is 90.1 km.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Giethoorn without a car is to bus and train and line 270 bus which takes 2 h and costs 13€ - 22€.

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It takes approximately 2 h to get from Groningen to Giethoorn, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Groningen to Giethoorn is to train which takes 2 h 1 min and costs 15€ - 29€. Alternatively, you can line 309 bus and line 20 bus and line 35 bus, which costs 11€ - 16€ and takes 3 h 49 min.

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Groningen to Giethoorn bus services, operated by Qbuzz, arrive at Steenwijk, Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Groningen to Giethoorn is 90 km. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from Groningen to Giethoorn.

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  • Distance: 39 miles
  • Duration: 2 h

What companies run services between Groningen, Netherlands and Giethoorn, Netherlands?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Groningen to Giethoorn hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $22 and the journey takes 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Groningen to Giethoorn via Assen, Balkenweg, Dieverbrug, Busstation, and Steenwijk, Station in around 3 h 49 min.

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.

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Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Heerenveen to Steenwijk
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Groningen to Meppel
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen, Hoofdstation to Heerenveen, Busstation
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
arriva.nl
OV Regio IJsselmond
Phone
900 - 266 63 99
Website
ovregioijsselmond.nl
Bus from Steenwijk, Station to Giethoorn, Kerkweg
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ovregioijsselmond.nl
Qbuzz
Website
qbuzz.nl
Bus from Groningen, Hoofdstation to Assen, Balkenweg
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
qbuzz.nl
Bus from Assen, Balkenweg to Dieverbrug, Busstation
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
qbuzz.nl
Bus from Dieverbrug, Busstation to Steenwijk, Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
qbuzz.nl

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