There are 5 ways to get from Groningen to Leeuwarden by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  49 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Leeuwarden Stoptrein / ...

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Rideshare  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Groningen to Leeuwarden 40.3 miles

$3

3 alternative options

Line 304 bus, line 320 bus  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the line 304 bus from Groningen, Hoofdstation to Drachten, Transferium Oost 304 / ...
  2. Take the line 320 bus from Drachten, Transferium Oost to Leeuwarden, Klanderij 114 / ...

$11 - $15

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Groningen to Leeuwarden 39.7 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Leeuwarden 39.7 miles

$9 - $14

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No, there is no direct bus from Groningen station to Leeuwarden. However, there are services departing from Groningen, Hoofdstation and arriving at Leeuwarden, Klanderij via Drachten, Transferium Oost. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Groningen and arriving at Leeuwarden. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

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The distance between Groningen and Leeuwarden is 51 km. The road distance is 63.6 km.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Leeuwarden without a car is to train which takes 49 min and costs .

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The train from Groningen to Leeuwarden takes 49 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Groningen to Leeuwarden bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Groningen, Hoofdstation.

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Groningen to Leeuwarden train services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Groningen station.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Leeuwarden is to train which takes 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 304 bus and line 320 bus, which costs and takes 1 h 10 min.

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Groningen to Leeuwarden bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Leeuwarden, Klanderij station.

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Groningen to Leeuwarden train services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Leeuwarden station.

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Map of how to get from Groningen to Leeuwarden.
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  • Distance: 31.6 miles
  • Duration: 49 min

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

Arriva NL operates a train from Groningen to Leeuwarden every 30 minutes, and the journey takes 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Groningen to Leeuwarden via Drachten, Transferium Oost in around 1 h 10 min.

Train operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Groningen to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
arriva.nl
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen, Hoofdstation to Drachten, Transferium Oost
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Drachten, Transferium Oost to Leeuwarden, Klanderij
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
arriva.nl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Groningen to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Groningen to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Taxi Noord
Phone
+31 50 549 4940
Website
taxinoord.nl
Taxi Vrieswijk BV
Phone
+31 50 534 0000
Taxi Bob
Phone
+31 50 579 2077
Website
taxi-bob.nl

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Yes, the driving distance between Groningen to Leeuwarden is 64 km. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Groningen to Leeuwarden.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Groningen and Leeuwarden. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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