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

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Train  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Utrecht Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Maastricht Intercity

$50 - $89

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Bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 075 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Maastricht 833 / ...

$24 - $40

2 alternative options

Train via Zwolle  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Nijmegen
  3. Take the train from Nijmegen to Roermond
  4. Take the train from Roermond to Maastricht Randwyck

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Maastricht 211.7 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Maastricht is to bus which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Groningen to Maastricht is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Groningen to Maastricht. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Maastricht via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Groningen to Maastricht. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Maastricht via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 7 min.

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The distance between Groningen and Maastricht is 270 km. The road distance is 338.7 km.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Maastricht without a car is to train which takes 4 h 7 min and costs 40€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Groningen to Maastricht, including transfers.

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Groningen to Maastricht bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Groningen station.

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Groningen to Maastricht train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Groningen station.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Maastricht is to train which takes 4 h 7 min and costs 40€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 45 min.

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Groningen to Maastricht bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Maastricht station.

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Groningen to Maastricht train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Maastricht station.

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Map of how to get from Groningen to Maastricht.
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  • Distance: 169 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

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

You can take a train from Groningen to Maastricht via Utrecht Centraal in around 4 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Groningen to Maastricht via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 6 h 45 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Groningen to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Groningen to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Zwolle to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Nijmegen to Roermond
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Roermond to Maastricht Randwyck
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
arriva.nl
Bus operators
FlixBus

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.

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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
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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