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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Intercity

$30 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 9 min

  1. 075

$18 - $30

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. 136.1 miles

$30 - $50

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 28 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Leiden to Groningen twice daily. Tickets cost $14 - $24 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min.

Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
+31 30 751 5155
Train from Leiden Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Purchase a
Bus operators
+49 1807 123 99 123
Bus from The Hague to Groningen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Leiden to Groningen is to bus which costs 14€ - 26€ and takes 5 h 9 min.

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

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 28 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Leiden to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Leiden, Breestraat and arriving at Groningen via The Hague. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 9 min.

The train from Leiden Centraal to Groningen takes 2 h 28 min including transfers and departs hourly.