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

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Train  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity

$30 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 075 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Rotterdam Ouibus

$14 - $23

2 alternative options

Night bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the night bus from Groningen to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS N818

$15 - $25

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Rotterdam 153.8 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 11€ - 20€ and takes 3 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Groningen to Rotterdam is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 21 min.

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The distance between Groningen and Rotterdam is 202 km. The road distance is 246.1 km.

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The train from Groningen to Rotterdam Centraal takes 2 h 37 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Groningen and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Groningen and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 37 min.

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Groningen to Rotterdam hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Groningen to Rotterdam via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk in around 3 h 58 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 Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.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
Night bus from Groningen to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus

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