There are 13 ways to get from London to Groningen by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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

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Train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal Int. trein
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen Intercity

$116 - $325

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Bus  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen 075 / ...

$31 - $70

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Train, bus  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Amsterdam, Centraal Station
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg to Groningen CS, Hoofdstation 100

$123 - $350

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Groningen

$261 - $313

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Groningen

$116 - $180

Train to Southend, fly to Groningen  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Groningen (GRQ) SEN - GRQ

$61 - $280

Fly London City to Rotterdam, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen

$102 - $343

Fly London City to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Amsterdam (AMS) LCY - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

$94 - $330

Fly London Heathrow to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Amsterdam (AMS) LHR - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

$117 - $342

Fly London Gatwick to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Amsterdam (AMS) LGW - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

$86 - $260

Train to London Luton, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Amsterdam (AMS) LTN - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

$83 - $228

Fly London Stansted to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Amsterdam (AMS) STN - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

$95 - $270

Train to Norwich, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Amsterdam (AMS) NWI - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

$174 - $452

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The cheapest way to get from London to Groningen is to bus which costs £23 - £55 and takes 12 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Groningen is to train and fly which costs £45 - £220 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Groningen. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Groningen via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Groningen. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras Int. and arriving at Groningen via Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 24 min.

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The distance between London and Groningen is 308 miles.

The best way to get from London to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 6 h 24 min and costs £85 - £250.

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from London to Groningen, including transfers.

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London to Groningen bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from London station.

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London to Groningen train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras Int. station.

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The best way to get from London to Groningen is to train which takes 6 h 24 min and costs £85 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £55 and takes 12 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Southend Airport to Groningen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from London to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 307.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 24 min

What companies run services between London, England and Groningen, Netherlands?

You can take a train from London to Groningen via Rotterdam Centraal in around 6 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Groningen via Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 12 h 55 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from London City to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from London Heathrow to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Norwich to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from London Stansted to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $500
Flights from London City to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$85 - $270
Premier
$200 - $320
Train from London St. Pancras International to Amsterdam, Centraal Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$95 - $310
Premier
$230 - $360
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
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Radarweg to Groningen CS, Hoofdstation
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
arriva.nl
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 London to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
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 London to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Ferry operators

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