There are 3 ways to get from Groningen to Papenburg by bus, train 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

Bus, train  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Leer Snelbus i.p.v. trein / ...
  2. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Papenburg(Ems) Ic / ...

$16 - $33

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Weener
  2. Take the bus from Weener to Leer
  3. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Papenburg(Ems) Ic

$15 - $22

1 alternative option

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Papenburg 44.7 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Papenburg is to drive which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Groningen to Papenburg is to drive which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 46 min.

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The distance between Groningen and Papenburg is 58 km. The road distance is 71.5 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to get from Groningen to Papenburg, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Groningen, Netherlands and Papenburg, Germany?

There is no direct connection from Groningen to Papenburg. However, you can take the bus to Leer, take the walk to Leer(Ostfriesl), then take the train to Papenburg(Ems). Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Groningen to Papenburg via Weener, Leer, and Leer(Ostfriesl) in around 2 h 31 min.

Train operators
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 Leer(Ostfriesl) to Papenburg(Ems)
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
bahn.de
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Groningen to Weener
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
arriva.nl
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Weener to Leer
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
arriva.nl
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 Leer
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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