There are 3 ways to get from Groningen to Leiden by train, bus or car

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  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Leiden Centraal Intercity

$30 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus, line 365 bus  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 075 / ...
  2. Take the line 365 bus from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden, Centraal 365

$18 - $29

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Leiden 136.1 miles

$30 - $50

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Groningen to Leiden hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 2 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Groningen to Leiden via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk, Amsterdam - Schiphol Airport, and Schiphol, Airport in around 3 h 57 min.

Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Groningen to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Schiphol, Airport to Leiden, Centraal
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arriva.nl

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Groningen to Leiden?

The distance between Groningen and Leiden is 183 km. The road distance is 218 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Groningen to Leiden?

The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Leiden is to bus and line 365 bus which costs 14€ - 24€ and takes 3 h 57 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Groningen to Leiden?

The quickest way to get from Groningen to Leiden is to drive which takes 2 h 10 min and costs 26€ - 40€.

Is there a direct train between Groningen and Leiden?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Groningen and arriving at Leiden Centraal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 27 min.

Is there a direct bus between Groningen and Leiden?

No, there is no direct bus from Groningen to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Leiden, Centraal via Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and Schiphol, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 57 min.

How long does it take to get from Groningen to Leiden?

The train from Groningen to Leiden Centraal takes 2 h 27 min including transfers and departs hourly.