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There are 8 ways to get from Helsingborg to Groningen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  11h 47m

  1. Take the train from Helsingborg Centralstation to København H
  2. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl) Ic / ...
  5. Take the bus from Leer to Groningen 075

€86 - €267

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Bus  •  14h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Helsingborg Centralstation to Copenhagen Airport
  2. Take the bus from Copenhagen central train station to Hamburg central bus station N05 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Hamburg central bus station to Groningen central station 075

€41 - €61

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Train  •  14h 46m

  1. Take the train from Helsingborg C to Malmö C 029
  2. Take the train from Malmö Centralstation to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl) Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Weener to Groningen

€66 - €243

Drive  •  7h 52m

  1. Drive from Helsingborg to Groningen 852.9 km

€100 - €160

Train, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the train from Helsingborg Centralstation to Copenhagen Airport
  2. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) CPH - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

€75 - €245

Train, fly to Hamburg, bus  •  8h 19m

  1. Take the train from Helsingborg Centralstation to Copenhagen Airport
  2. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Hamburg (HAM) CPH - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  4. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
  5. Take the bus from Leer to Groningen

€78 - €440

Train, fly to Dusseldorf  •  9h 27m

  1. Take the train from Helsingborg Centralstation to Copenhagen Airport
  2. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CPH - DUS
  3. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Arnhem Centraal
  4. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
  5. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

Train, fly to Hannover, bus  •  10h 8m

  1. Take the train from Helsingborg Centralstation to Copenhagen Airport
  2. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Hannover (HAJ) CPH - HAJ
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
  4. Take the bus from Leer to Groningen

€124 - €441

Helsingborg to Groningen by train and bus

The journey time between Helsingborg and Groningen is around 14h 43m and covers a distance of around 895 km. The fastest journey normally takes 11h 15m. Operated by Öresundståg, Danish Railways (DSB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Helsingborg to Groningen service departs from Helsingborg Centralstation and arrives in Groningen. Typically 19 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
14h 43m
Fastest journey time:
11h 15m
Services per week:
19
Cheapest price:
€115
Carbon emissions:
52 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:10
Last service departs at:
21:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Helsingborg to Groningen train and bus schedules

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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Sweden from Netherlands.

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The cheapest way to get from Helsingborg to Groningen is to bus which costs 410 kr - 650 kr and takes 14h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Helsingborg to Groningen is to train and fly which costs 750 kr - 2500 kr and takes 7h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Helsingborg station to Groningen station. However, there are services departing from Helsingborg Centralstation and arriving at Groningen central station via Københavns Lufthavn, Copenhagen central train station and Hamburg central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 28m.

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The distance between Helsingborg and Groningen is 504 km. The road distance is 852.9 km.

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The best way to get from Helsingborg to Groningen without a car is to train and bus which takes 11h 47m and costs 850 kr - 2700 kr.

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It takes approximately 11h 47m to get from Helsingborg to Groningen, including transfers.

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Helsingborg to Groningen bus services, operated by Bus4You, depart from Helsingborg Centralstation.

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The best way to get from Helsingborg to Groningen is to bus which takes 14h 28m and costs 410 kr - 650 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 650 kr - 2500 kr and takes 14h 46m.

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Helsingborg to Groningen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Groningen central station.

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Map of how to get from Helsingborg to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 504.1 km
  • Duration: 11h 47m

What companies run services between Helsingborg, Sweden and Groningen, Netherlands?

You can take a bus from Helsingborg to Groningen via Copenhagen Airport, Københavns Lufthavn, Hovedbanegården, Tivoli, Copenhagen central train station, and Hamburg central bus station in around 14h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Helsingborg to Groningen via Malmö Centralstation, Hamburg Hbf, Bremen Hbf, Leer(Ostfriesl), Leer, Weener, and Weener in around 14h 46m.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €220
Flights from Copenhagen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €360
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €310
Flights from Copenhagen to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €340
Flights from Copenhagen to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €390
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €180
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €120
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €170
Train operators
Öresundståg
Phone
0771-77 77 11
Email
bokningssupporten@oresundstag.se
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Helsingborg Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Öresundståg
Train from Helsingborg C to Malmö C
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Öresundståg
Train from Helsingborg Centralstation to Copenhagen Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Öresundståg
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
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 Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
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
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 Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
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 Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg central station to Bremen central station
Ave. Duration
56 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 Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Bremen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
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Urlaubs-Express
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 Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Skånetrafiken
Phone
+46 77 177 77 77
Website
skanetrafiken.se
Train from Helsingborg Centralstation to Malmö Centralstation
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€3
Website
Skånetrafiken
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Helsingborg Centralstation to Malmö Centralstation
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €21
Website
Swedish Railways (SJ)
1st Class Ticket
€16 - €21
2nd Class Ticket
€8 - €10
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Malmö Centralstation to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Snälltåget
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
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 Schiphol Airport to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€25 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €55
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 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
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
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
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 Hamburg to Groningen
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €15
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 Copenhagen central train station to Hamburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg central bus station to Groningen central station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus4You
Website
bus4you.se
Bus from Helsingborg Centralstation to Copenhagen Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Bus4You
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Hamburg Central Bus Station to Groningen Main Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €20
Website
Mądeltrans Eurolines

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Yes, the driving distance between Helsingborg to Groningen is 853 km. It takes approximately 7h 52m to drive from Helsingborg to Groningen.

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