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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Utrecht Centraal Intercity

$26 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 075 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Utrecht Amsterdam centre - Sloterdijk > Utrecht > Bruxelles Schaerbeek - gare Nord > Paris centre - Bercy / ...

$13 - $23

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Groningen to Utrecht 117.3 miles

$28 - $45

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Groningen to Utrecht hourly. Tickets cost $26 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Groningen to Utrecht via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk in around 3 h 13 min.

Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Groningen to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Groningen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Groningen to Utrecht?

The distance between Groningen and Utrecht is 159 km. The road distance is 188 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Groningen to Utrecht?

The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Utrecht is to bus which costs 11€ - 19€ and takes 3 h 13 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Groningen to Utrecht?

The quickest way to get from Groningen to Utrecht is to drive which takes 1 h 47 min and costs 23€ - 35€.

Is there a direct train between Groningen and Utrecht?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Groningen and arriving at Utrecht Centraal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

Is there a direct bus between Groningen and Utrecht?

No, there is no direct bus from Groningen to Utrecht. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Utrecht via Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 13 min.

How long does it take to get from Groningen to Utrecht?

The train from Groningen to Utrecht Centraal takes 1 h 55 min including transfers and departs hourly.