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

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Train  •  6 h 36 min

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

$49 - $114

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Bus  •  7 h 25 min

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

$23 - $64

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re70
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Groningen

$49 - $70

Drive  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Kiel to Groningen 238.9 miles

$55 - $85

Shuttle, fly, train  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Kiel to Hamburg Airport
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Amsterdam (AMS) HAM - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

$75 - $246

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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 50€ - 75€ and takes 3 h 49 min.

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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 36 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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The best way to get from Kiel to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 6 h 36 min and costs 40€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to get from Kiel to Groningen, including transfers.

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Kiel to Groningen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Kiel station.

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Kiel to Groningen train services, operated by HVV, depart from Kiel Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Groningen is to train which takes 6 h 36 min and costs 40€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 60€ and takes 7 h 25 min.

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  • Distance: 165.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 36 min

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 36 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 7 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
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Groningen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
bahn.de
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
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

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $28
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 - $55
Website
arriva.nl
Autokraft DB
Phone
0431/38671024
Website
bahn.de
Shuttle from Kiel to Hamburg Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bahn.de

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Kiel to Groningen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Groningen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kiel to Groningen is 382 km. It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to drive from Kiel to Groningen.

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Eurowings and KLM offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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Book your Kiel to Groningen bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 276+ hotels available in Groningen. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Hamburg Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h 30 min and costs .

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