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There are 7 ways to get from Lille to Groningen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Rotterdam Centraal Eurostar / ...
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen Intercity

108€ - 389€

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Bus  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N814 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen 075 / ...

22€ - 33€

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Train via Brussels  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

113€ - 501€

Bus, train  •  8h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Lille, Europe to Amsterdam, Duivendrecht 405
  2. Take the train from Duivendrecht to Lelystad Centrum
  3. Take the bus from Emmeloord, Busstation to Groningen, Hoofdstation 315 / ...

49€ - 78€

Drive  •  4h 6m

  1. Drive from Lille to Groningen 434.1 km

55€ - 85€

Train to Brussels, fly, train  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRU - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

124€ - 550€

Train to Paris CDG, fly, train  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) CDG - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

128€ - 376€

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The cheapest way to get from Lille to Groningen is to bus which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 8h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Lille to Groningen is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 4h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lille to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Lille and arriving at Groningen via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lille to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Lille Europe and arriving at Groningen via Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 36m.

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The distance between Lille and Groningen is 375 km. The road distance is 434.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lille to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 5h 36m and costs 100€ - 390€.

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It takes approximately 5h 36m to get from Lille to Groningen, including transfers.

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Lille to Groningen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lille station.

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Lille to Groningen train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Lille Europe station.

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The best way to get from Lille to Groningen is to train which takes 5h 36m and costs 100€ - 390€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 8h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Lille to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 374.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 36m

What companies run services between Lille, France and Groningen, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Lille to Groningen via Rotterdam Centraal in around 5h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lille to Groningen via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 8h 35m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 600€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 600€
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 340€
Standard
80€ - 100€
Standard Premier
120€ - 160€
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
60€ - 75€
Standard Premier
100€ - 130€
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 55€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
35€ - 55€
Train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 55€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
25€ - 35€
1st Class
40€ - 55€
Train from Duivendrecht to Lelystad Centrum
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 23€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
1st Class
16€ - 23€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 32€
Train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 55€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lille-Europe to Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lille, Europe to Amsterdam, Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Eurolines FR
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Emmeloord, Busstation to Groningen, Hoofdstation
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
arriva.nl
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 Lille to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lille to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Lille to Groningen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Groningen station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lille to Groningen is 434 km. It takes approximately 4h 6m to drive from Lille to Groningen.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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