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There are 4 ways to get from Maastricht to Groningen by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Utrecht Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen Intercity

$49 - $85

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Bus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht to Eindhoven 833 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Eindhoven to Groningen 822

$20 - $34

2 alternative options

Train via Zwolle  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the train from Maastricht Randwyck to Roermond
  2. Take the train from Roermond to Nijmegen
  3. Take the train from Nijmegen to Zwolle
  4. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

$29 - $51

Drive  •  3h 13m

  1. Drive from Maastricht to Groningen 210.5 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Maastricht to Groningen is to bus which costs 17€ - 30€ and takes 6h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Maastricht to Groningen is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Maastricht to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Maastricht and arriving at Groningen via Eindhoven. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Maastricht to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Maastricht and arriving at Groningen via Utrecht Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 35m.

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The distance between Maastricht and Groningen is 270 km. The road distance is 336.8 km.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 4h 35m and costs 40€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to get from Maastricht to Groningen, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Groningen is to train which takes 4h 35m and costs 40€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 30€ and takes 6h 20m.

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  • Distance: 169 miles
  • Duration: 4h 35m

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

You can take a train from Maastricht to Groningen via Utrecht Centraal in around 4h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Maastricht to Groningen via Eindhoven in around 6h 20m.

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 Maastricht to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Nijmegen to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Zwolle to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Maastricht Randwyck to Roermond
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Roermond to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
arriva.nl
Bus operators
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 Maastricht to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Eindhoven to Groningen
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Maastricht to Groningen is 337 km. It takes approximately 3h 13m to drive from Maastricht to Groningen.

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There are 280+ hotels available in Groningen. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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