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

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Train  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Leiden Centraal Intercity

$30 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus, line 365 bus  •  4 h 2 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

$17 - $28

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Leiden 136.1 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Leiden is to bus and line 365 bus which costs 14€ - 24€ and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Groningen to Leiden is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 10 min.

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The distance between Groningen and Leiden is 183 km. The road distance is 217.7 km.

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The train from Groningen to Leiden Centraal takes 2 h 25 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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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 4 h 2 min.

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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 25 min.

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Groningen to Leiden hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 25 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 4 h 2 min.

Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Groningen to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Groningen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $18
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
Website
arriva.nl

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