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There are 12 ways to get from Groningen to The Louvre by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport Intercity
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Paris Nord Thalys

€127 - €277

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Groningen central station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk N44 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine BlaBlaCar Bus / ...

€27 - €47

10 alternative options

Train via Rotterdam  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord Thalys

€120 - €257

Train, bus  •  9h 12m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the bus from Utrecht to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord Izy

€55 - €97

Drive  •  6h 43m

  1. Drive from Groningen to The Louvre 654.9 km

€80 - €120

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 21m

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

€106 - €203

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Paris Orly  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Paris Orly (ORY) AMS - ORY

€92 - €256

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Brussels, train  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord

€152 - €416

Train, train to Brussels, fly to Paris CDG  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRU - CDG

€157 - €446

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Paris CDG  •  8h 54m

  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 Duesseldorf Flughafen
  4. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Paris CDG (CDG) DUS - CDG

Bus, train, train to Hamburg, fly to Paris CDG  •  8h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Leer
  2. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  4. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Paris CDG (CDG) HAM - CDG

€99 - €389

Bus, train to Hannover, fly to Paris CDG  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Leer
  2. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Hannover Hbf
  3. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Paris CDG (CDG) HAJ - CDG

€140 - €354

Groningen to The Louvre by train and walk

The journey time between Groningen and The Louvre is around 6h 22m and covers a distance of around 720 km. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 56m. Services are operated by Dutch Railways (NS), Thalys, Paris RER and others. Typically 39 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 22m
Fastest journey time:
5h 56m
Journey distance:
720 km
Services per week:
39
Cheapest price:
€127
Carbon emissions:
37 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:33
Last service departs at:
22:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Groningen to The Louvre train and walk schedules

Netherlands → France
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Conditions of entry into France from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in The Louvre is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in The Louvre is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in The Louvre is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, returning to Netherlands from France is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Groningen to The Louvre is to bus which costs €26 - €50 and takes 10h 26m.

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The fastest way to get from Groningen to The Louvre is to train and fly which takes 6h 20m and costs €90 - €260.

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No, there is no direct bus from Groningen station to The Louvre. However, there are services departing from Groningen central station and arriving at Pont Des Arts - Quai De Conti via Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and Gare De Bercy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Groningen to The Louvre. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Chatelet Les Halles via Schiphol Airport and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 29m.

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The distance between Groningen and The Louvre is 568 km. The road distance is 654.9 km.

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The best way to get from Groningen to The Louvre without a car is to train which takes 6h 29m and costs €120 - €280.

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It takes approximately 6h 29m to get from Groningen to The Louvre, including transfers.

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Groningen to The Louvre bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Groningen central station.

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

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The best way to get from Groningen to The Louvre is to train which takes 6h 29m and costs €120 - €280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €26 - €50 and takes 10h 26m.

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  • Distance: 567.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 29m

What companies run services between Groningen, Netherlands and The Louvre, France?

You can take a train from Groningen to The Louvre via Schiphol Airport, Paris Nord, and Chatelet Les Halles in around 6h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Groningen to The Louvre via Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk, Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, Gare De Bercy, and Pont Des Arts - Quai De Conti in around 10h 26m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €280
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Flights from Hamburg to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €350
Flights from Hannover to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €260
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €380
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €240
Flights from Hamburg to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €350
Flights from Hannover to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €320
Flights from Hamburg to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €310
Flights from Hamburg to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €310
Flights from Hannover to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €500
Flights from Hannover to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hamburg to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Flights from Hannover to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €1000
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €440
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Hamburg to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €280
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
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€25 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €55
Train from Groningen to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Groningen to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€20 - €28
1st Class
€30 - €50
Train from Groningen to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €19
1st Class
€23 - €35
Train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €17
1st Class
€19 - €27
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€100 - €220
Website
Thalys
Standard
€100 - €150
Comfort
€120 - €160
Premium
€160 - €220
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €200
Website
Thalys
Standard
€95 - €140
Comfort
€110 - €150
Premium
€140 - €200
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€26 - €40
1st Class
€40 - €60
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bremen central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Bremen Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Utrecht to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Groningen to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Groningen central station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Paris
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Groningen central station to Leer ZOB
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
arriva.nl

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Groningen to The Louvre train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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