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There are 4 ways to get from Leer to Groningen by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  55 min

  1. Take the bus from Leer to Groningen Snelbus i.p.v. trein / ...

6€ - 16€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 7m

  1. Take the rideshare from Leer to Groningen 72.2 km

5€

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  1h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Leer to Weener Stopbus i.p.v. trein
  2. Take the train from Weener to Groningen Stoptrein

14€ - 17€

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Leer to Groningen 72.8 km

7€ - 12€

Leer to Groningen by buses

The bus journey time between Leer and Groningen is around 55 min and covers a distance of around 74 km. The fastest bus normally takes 55 min. Services are operated by Arriva NL, Blablabus and FlixBus. Typically 64 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
55 min
Fastest bus time:
55 min
Buses per week:
64
Cheapest price:
6€
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:30
Last bus departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leer to Groningen bus schedules

Germany → Netherlands
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International entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Israel, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Curaçao, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea and Thailand

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Netherlands from Germany.

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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.

Yes, entry into Germany from Netherlands is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leer to Groningen is to rideshare which costs 5€ and takes 1h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Leer to Groningen is to drive which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leer and arriving at Groningen. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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The distance between Leer and Groningen is 60 km. The road distance is 72.8 km.

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The best way to get from Leer to Groningen without a car is to bus which takes 55 min and costs 6€ - 16€.

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The bus from Leer to Groningen takes 55 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Leer to Groningen bus services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Leer station.

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Leer to Groningen bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Groningen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leer to Groningen is 73 km. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Leer to Groningen.

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  • Distance: 59.6 km
  • Duration: 55 min

What companies run services between Leer, Lower Saxony, Germany and Groningen, Netherlands?

Arriva NL operates a bus from Leer to Groningen every 4 hours. Tickets cost 11€ - 16€ and the journey takes 55 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
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
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
Bus from Leer to Weener
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
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
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
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 Leer to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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