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

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

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 34 min

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

$49 - $86

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 833 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen 075 / ...

$24 - $39

2 alternative options

Train via Zwolle  •  5 h 28 min

  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  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Maastricht to Groningen 210.5 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Maastricht to Groningen is to bus which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 45 min.

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

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

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Maastricht to Groningen, including transfers.

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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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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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 4 h 34 min.

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

You can take a train from Maastricht to Groningen via Utrecht Centraal in around 4 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Maastricht to Groningen via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 6 h 45 min.

Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Maastricht to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Nijmegen to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Zwolle to Groningen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Maastricht Randwyck to Roermond
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Roermond to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
arriva.nl
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Maastricht to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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