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There are 10 ways to get from Halle (Saale) to Groningen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  7h 3m

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

90€ - 131€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Halle to Berlin central bus station 052 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Groningen Main Train Station Lesko - Amsterdam 1 / ...

29€ - 36€

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Train via Enschede  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hengelo Ic
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Zwolle
  4. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

Train  •  9h 36m

  1. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Goslar Re
  2. Take the train from Goslar to Hannover Hbf Re
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl) Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Weener to Groningen

Drive  •  4h 32m

  1. Drive from Halle (Saale) to Groningen 513.3 km

60€ - 95€

Fly Leipzig to Dusseldorf, train  •  7h 24m

  1. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LEJ - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
  4. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

Train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BER - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

87€ - 383€

Train to Hannover, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8h 38m

  1. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Hannover Hbf
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) HAJ - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

196€ - 533€

Train to Dresden, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8h 27m

  1. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) DRS - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

186€ - 426€

Fly Leipzig to Muenster, train  •  11h 50m

  1. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Muenster (FMO) LEJ - FMO
  2. Take the train from Ibbenbueren to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Zwolle
  4. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

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The cheapest way to get from Halle (Saale) to Groningen is to bus which costs 28€ - 40€ and takes 11h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Halle (Saale) to Groningen is to drive which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 4h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Halle (Saale) to Groningen station. However, there are services departing from Halle and arriving at Groningen Main Train Station via Berlin Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Halle (Saale) to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Halle(Saale)Hbf and arriving at Groningen via Hannover Hbf, Hengelo and Zwolle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 5m.

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The distance between Halle (Saale) and Groningen is 415 km. The road distance is 513.3 km.

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The best way to get from Halle (Saale) to Groningen without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 3m and costs 90€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 7h 3m to get from Halle (Saale) to Groningen, including transfers.

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Halle (Saale) to Groningen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Halle station.

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Halle (Saale) to Groningen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Halle(Saale)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Halle (Saale) to Groningen is to train via Enschede which takes 8h 5m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 40€ and takes 11h 20m.

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  • Distance: 415.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 3m

What companies run services between Halle (Saale), Germany and Groningen, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Halle (Saale) to Groningen via Hannover Hbf, Hengelo, and Zwolle in around 8h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Halle (Saale) to Groningen via Berlin central bus station and Berlin Central Bus Station in around 11h 20m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 290€
Flights from Hannover to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 420€
Flights from Dresden to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 230€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 410€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 410€
Flights from Dresden to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 420€
Flights from Leipzig to Muenster via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Leipzig to Muenster via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 85€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Leipzig to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Leipzig to Muenster via Antalya
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 410€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Leipzig to Muenster via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
170€ - 460€
Train operators
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 Halle(Saale)Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Halle(Saale) Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
25h 34m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Hengelo to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Blauwnet
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 Zwolle to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
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 Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 27€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 17€
1st Class
19€ - 27€
Train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 55€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
25€ - 35€
1st Class
40€ - 55€
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Goslar
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Abellio
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Halle to Goslar
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Erixx
Phone
05191/ 96944-250
Website
erixx.de
Train from Goslar to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Erixx
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 Hannover Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Halle to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Weener to Groningen
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 13€
Website
arriva.nl
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
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 Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Ibbenbueren to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Eurobahn
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Leer to Groningen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
arriva.nl
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 Leer to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Berlin - Central Bus Station to Groningen
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
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 Leer ZOB to Groningen central station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Halle to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Groningen Main Train Station
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Mądeltrans Eurolines

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