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

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Train  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Groningen Intercity

$30 - $55

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Bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Leiden, Centraal to Schiphol, Airport 365 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen 075 / ...

$22 - $37

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Leiden to Groningen 136.1 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Leiden to Groningen is to bus which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 4 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leiden to Groningen is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 11 min.

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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 2 h 26 min.

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The distance between Leiden and Groningen is 183 km. The road distance is 217.8 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs 27€ - 50€.

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The train from Leiden Centraal to Groningen takes 2 h 26 min 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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The best way to get from Leiden to Groningen is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs 27€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 4 h 34 min.

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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 2 h 11 min to drive from Leiden to Groningen.

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  • Distance: 114.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 26 min

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Leiden to Groningen hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leiden to Groningen via Schiphol, Airport, Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, and Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 4 h 34 min.

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
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Leiden, Centraal to Schiphol, Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
arriva.nl
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
Bus from Leiden Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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