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There are 10 ways to get from Groningen to Madrid by train, plane, 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.

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Madrid (MAD) AMS - MAD

$98 - $276

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Fly from Groningen  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Groningen (GRQ) to Madrid (MAD) GRQ - MAD

$100 - $557

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Madrid (MAD) EIN - MAD

$102 - $354

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
  4. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Madrid (MAD) DUS - MAD

$135 - $373

Train, train to Brussels, fly  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Madrid (MAD) BRU - MAD

$128 - $323

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  17 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Valence TGV
  3. Take the train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$446 - $613

Train  •  17 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Avignon TGV
  3. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$451 - $603

Bus  •  28 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 075 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Paris, Paris 800 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Madrid 793

$109 - $204

Drive, train  •  22 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Duisburg Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  5. Drive from Malgrat de Mar to Madrid

$483 - $621

Drive  •  18 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Madrid 1200.8 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Madrid is to train and fly which costs 85€ - 240€ and takes 7 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Groningen to Madrid is to train and fly which costs 85€ - 240€ and takes 7 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Groningen to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Madrid via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Groningen to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Schiphol Airport, Valence TGV and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 4 min.

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The distance between Groningen and Madrid is 1620 km. The road distance is 1921.3 km.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 17 h 4 min and costs 380€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 19 min to get from Groningen to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Groningen to Madrid is to fly which takes 9 h 12 min and costs 85€ - 490€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 380€ - 550€ and takes 17 h 4 min, you could also bus, which costs 90€ - 180€ and takes 28 h 25 min.

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  • Distance: 1012.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 19 min

What companies run services between Groningen, Netherlands and Madrid, Spain?

LOT, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Groningen to Madrid 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Groningen to Madrid via Schiphol Airport, Valence TGV, and Barcelona Sants in around 17 h 4 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Groningen to Madrid via Arrecife
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Groningen to Madrid via Tenerife Sur Apt
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Groningen to Madrid via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Groningen to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Groningen to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Groningen to Madrid via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Eindhoven to Madrid via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Groningen to Madrid via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Madrid via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
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 Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Groningen to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Groningen to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Abellio NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Schiphol Airport to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$270 - $330
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$270 - $330
1st Class
$350 - $480
Train from Schiphol Airport to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$300 - $370
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$300 - $370
1st Class
$390 - $550
Train from Duisburg Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$160 - $200
1st Class
$210 - $290
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways AVE
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
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
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen, Stationsweg to Amsterdam, Piarcoplein
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
arriva.nl

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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

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Groningen to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Groningen to Madrid is 1921 km. It takes approximately 18 h 11 min to drive from Groningen to Madrid.

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Air Europa, Air France, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Groningen to Madrid train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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Book your Groningen to Madrid bus tickets online with FlixBus, FlixBus and FlixBus.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Groningen Airport is to line 9 bus which takes 35 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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