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There are 4 ways to get from Heerenveen to Drenthe by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Heerenveen to Meppel
  2. Take the train from Meppel to Assen

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Heerenveen, Busstation to Assen, Triade

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Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Heerenveen to Assen

Drive

  1. Drive from Heerenveen to Assen

Heerenveen to Drenthe by train

The train journey time between Heerenveen and Drenthe is around 1h 16m and covers a distance of around 86 km. This includes an average layover time of around 21 min. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), the Heerenveen to Drenthe train service departs from Heerenveen and arrives in Assen. Typically 239 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

239 Weekly Trains
1h 16m Average Duration
€19 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Heerenveen to Drenthe is to drive which costs €8 - €13 and takes 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Heerenveen to Drenthe is to taxi which costs €150 - €190 and takes 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heerenveen, Busstation station and arriving at Assen, Triade. Services depart every three hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1h 41m.

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No, there is no direct train from Heerenveen to Drenthe. However, there are services departing from Heerenveen and arriving at Assen via Meppel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 16m.

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The distance between Heerenveen and Drenthe is 48 km. The road distance is 62.7 km.

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The best way to get from Heerenveen to Drenthe without a car is to train which takes 1h 16m and costs €19 - €45.

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It takes approximately 1h 16m to get from Heerenveen to Drenthe, including transfers.

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Heerenveen to Drenthe bus services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Heerenveen, Busstation.

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Heerenveen to Drenthe train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Heerenveen station.

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The best way to get from Heerenveen to Drenthe is to train which takes 1h 16m and costs €19 - €45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €10 - €15 and takes 1h 41m.

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  • Distance: 48.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 16m

What companies run services between Heerenveen, Netherlands and Drenthe, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Heerenveen to Assen via Meppel in around 1h 16m. Alternatively, Arriva NL operates a bus from Heerenveen, Busstation to Assen, Triade every 3 hours. Tickets cost €10 - €15 and the journey takes 1h 41m.

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 Heerenveen to Meppel
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €21
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€15 - €21
Train from Meppel to Assen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €23
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €14
1st Class
€16 - €23
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Heerenveen, Busstation to Assen, Triade
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
arriva.nl
Other operators
Taxi from Heerenveen to Assen
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
€150 - €190
CARCAB
Phone
+31 0 513 763 576
Website
carcab.frl

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Heerenveen to Drenthe bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Assen, Triade station.

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Heerenveen to Drenthe train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Assen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Heerenveen to Drenthe is 63 km. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Heerenveen to Drenthe.

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