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There are 3 ways to get from Leiden to Groningen by train, night train or car

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Train  •  2h 25m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Groningen Intercity

€23 - €55

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Night train  •  2h 36m

  1. Take the night train from Leiden Centraal to Groningen Intercity

€23 - €55

Drive  •  2h 31m

  1. Drive from Leiden to Groningen 218 km

€27 - €45

Leiden to Groningen by train

The train journey time between Leiden and Groningen is around 2h 25m and covers a distance of around 243 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 25m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), the Leiden to Groningen train service departs from Leiden Centraal and arrives in Groningen. Typically 132 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 25m
Fastest train time:
2h 25m
Train distance:
243 km
Trains per week:
132
Cheapest price:
€23
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:47
Last train departs at:
22:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leiden to Groningen train schedules

Leiden → Groningen
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1351

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Yes, travel within Netherlands is currently allowed.

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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

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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.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leiden to Groningen is to drive which costs €27 - €45 and takes 2h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Leiden to Groningen is to train which costs €23 - €55 and takes 2h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Leiden Centraal and arriving at Groningen. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 25m.

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The distance between Leiden and Groningen is 183 km. The road distance is 218 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 2h 25m and costs €23 - €55.

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The train from Leiden Centraal to Groningen takes 2h 25m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Leiden to Groningen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Leiden Centraal station.

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Leiden to Groningen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Groningen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Groningen is 218 km. It takes approximately 2h 31m to drive from Leiden to Groningen.

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  • Distance: 182.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 25m

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Leiden Centraal to Groningen hourly. Tickets cost €23 - €55 and the journey takes 2h 25m.

Train operators
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 Leiden Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€23 - €35
1st Class
€35 - €55

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