There are 3 ways to get from Groningen to Leiden by train, bus or car
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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 Schiphol, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 52 min.
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.
The distance between Groningen and Leiden is 183 km. The road distance is 217.7 km.
The best way to get from Groningen to Leiden without a car is to train which takes 2 h 25 min and costs .
The train from Groningen to Leiden Centraal takes 2 h 25 min including transfers and departs hourly.
Groningen to Leiden bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Groningen station.
Groningen to Leiden train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Groningen station.
The best way to get from Groningen to Leiden is to train which takes 2 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 365 bus, which costs and takes 3 h 52 min.
Groningen to Leiden bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Leiden, Centraal station.
Groningen to Leiden train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Leiden Centraal station.
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 Airport and Schiphol, Airport in around 3 h 52 min.
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.
Train from Groningen to Leiden Centraal
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.
Bus from Groningen to Amsterdam Airport
- Ave. Duration
- 2 h 50 min
- Once daily
- Estimated price
- $11 - $19
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Yes, the driving distance between Groningen to Leiden is 218 km. It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to drive from Groningen to Leiden.
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