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There are 5 ways to get from Heerenveen to Groningen by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Bus  •  47 min

  1. Take the bus from Heerenveen, Busstation to Groningen, Hoofdstation 315 / ...

9€ - 13€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  58 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Heerenveen to Groningen 59.4 km

5€

3 alternative options

Train  •  1h 21m

  1. Take the train from Heerenveen to Leeuwarden Sprinter / ...
  2. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Groningen Sneltrein / ...

19€ - 33€

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Heerenveen to Groningen 59.5 km

140€ - 180€

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Heerenveen to Groningen 59.5 km

7€ - 11€

Heerenveen to Groningen by bus

The bus journey time between Heerenveen and Groningen is around 51 min and covers a distance of around 59 km. The fastest bus normally takes 45 min. Operated by Arriva NL, the Heerenveen to Groningen bus service departs from Heerenveen, Busstation and arrives in Groningen, Hoofdstation. Typically 201 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
51 min
Fastest bus time:
45 min
Buses per week:
201
Cheapest price:
9€
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
05:54
Last bus departs at:
23:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Heerenveen to Groningen bus schedules

Heerenveen → Groningen
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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Groningen is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Groningen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Groningen is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Heerenveen to Groningen is to rideshare which costs 5€ and takes 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Heerenveen to Groningen is to taxi which costs 140€ - 180€ and takes 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heerenveen, Busstation station and arriving at Groningen, Hoofdstation station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Heerenveen to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Heerenveen and arriving at Groningen via Leeuwarden. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 21m.

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The distance between Heerenveen and Groningen is 52 km. The road distance is 59.5 km.

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The best way to get from Heerenveen to Groningen without a car is to bus which takes 47 min and costs 9€ - 13€.

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The bus from Heerenveen, Busstation to Groningen, Hoofdstation takes 47 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Heerenveen to Groningen is to bus which takes 47 min and costs 9€ - 13€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 1h 21m.

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  • Distance: 52 km
  • Duration: 47 min

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

Arriva NL operates a bus from Heerenveen, Busstation to Groningen, Hoofdstation hourly. Tickets cost 9€ - 13€ and the journey takes 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Heerenveen to Groningen via Leeuwarden in around 1h 21m.

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 Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 20€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
14€ - 20€
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Leeuwarden to Groningen
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
arriva.nl
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Heerenveen, Busstation to Groningen, Hoofdstation
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
arriva.nl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Heerenveen to Groningen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
5€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Heerenveen to Groningen
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
140€ - 180€
CARCAB
Phone
+31 0 513 763 576
Website
carcab.frl

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Heerenveen to Groningen bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Groningen, Hoofdstation.

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Heerenveen to Groningen train services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Groningen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Heerenveen to Groningen is 59 km. It takes approximately 44 min to drive from Heerenveen to Groningen.

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