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

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

Recommended option

Train  •  49 min

  1. Stoptrein / ...

$9 - $17

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 6 min

  1. 40.4 miles

$3

3 alternative options

Line 320 bus, line 304 bus  •  1 h 12 min

  1. 114 / ...
  2. 304 / ...

$9 - $14

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. 39.7 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  44 min

  1. 39.7 miles

$9 - $14

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Leeuwarden to Groningen every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $9 - $17 and the journey takes 49 min. Arriva NL also services this route every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leeuwarden to Groningen via Drachten, Transferium Oost in around 1 h 12 min.

Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Leeuwarden to Groningen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Leeuwarden to Groningen
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
arriva.nl
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Leeuwarden, Klanderij to Drachten, Transferium Oost
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
arriva.nl
Bus from Drachten, Transferium Oost to Groningen, Hoofdstation
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
arriva.nl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Leeuwarden to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Leeuwarden to Groningen
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Taxicentrale E-Tax Leeuwarden
Phone
+31 58 844 3656
Website
etaxleeuwarden.nl

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Leeuwarden and Groningen is 51 km. The road distance is 64 km.

The cheapest way to get from Leeuwarden to Groningen is to rideshare which costs 3€ and takes 1 h 6 min.

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

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Leeuwarden and arriving at Groningen. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Leeuwarden to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Leeuwarden, Klanderij and arriving at Groningen, Hoofdstation via Drachten, Transferium Oost. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 12 min.

The train from Leeuwarden to Groningen takes 49 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.