There are 5 ways to get from Kiel to Groningen by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf Me / ...
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl) Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Groningen Bus

$81 - $124

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Hamburg 050 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Groningen 075 / ...

$23 - $69

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Groningen

$67 - $100

Drive  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Kiel to Groningen 238.9 miles

$55 - $85

Fly, train  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Amsterdam (AMS) HAM - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

$78 - $276

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The cheapest way to get from Kiel to Groningen is to bus which costs 19€ - 60€ and takes 7 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kiel to Groningen is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 3 h 49 min.

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The distance between Kiel and Groningen is 265 km. The road distance is 382.2 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Kiel to Groningen, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kiel to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Kiel and arriving at Groningen via Hamburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kiel to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Kiel Hbf and arriving at Groningen via Hamburg Hbf, Bremen Hbf and Leer(Ostfriesl). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 9 min.

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What companies run services between Kiel, Germany and Groningen, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Kiel to Groningen via Hamburg Hbf, Bremen Hbf, and Leer(Ostfriesl) in around 6 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kiel to Groningen via Hamburg in around 7 h 25 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$23
Standard
$22 - $35
First
$30 - $60
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $27
Standard
$22 - $40
Train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $25
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Groningen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
hvv.de
Second Class
$23
Standard
$22 - $35
First
$30 - $60
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hamburg to Groningen
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kiel to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg to Groningen
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Hamburg, ZOB to Groningen CS, Hoofdstation
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
arriva.nl

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