There are 3 ways to get from Groningen to Rotterdam by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity

$30 - $55

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Bus  •  3 h 40 min

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

$14 - $25

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Rotterdam 153.8 miles

$35 - $55

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Groningen and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. Services depart three times a day, and operate 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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The distance between Groningen and Rotterdam is 202 km. The road distance is 246.1 km.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 2 h 37 min and costs .

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

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

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The best way to get from Groningen to Rotterdam is to train which takes 2 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 40 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Groningen to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 126.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 37 min

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, FlixBus operates a bus from Groningen to Rotterdam 3 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 40 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
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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 Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Groningen to Rotterdam is 246 km. It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to drive from Groningen to Rotterdam.

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