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Train, bus via København H  •  11h 3m

  1. Take the train from Malmö Centralstation to København H 029
  2. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl) Ic / ...
  5. Take the bus from Leer to Groningen 075

€79 - €258

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Bus  •  13h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen central train station to Lübeck N05 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lübeck to Groningen central station N1386

€40 - €49

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Train, bus  •  12h 25m

  1. Take the train from Malmö Centralstation to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl) Ic / ...
  4. Take the bus from Leer to Groningen 075

€58 - €219

Night train, train  •  13h 4m

  1. Take the night train from Malmo C to Hamburg Hbf 301
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl) Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Weener to Groningen

€58 - €212

Drive  •  7h 16m

  1. Drive from Malmö to Groningen 786.5 km

€95 - €150

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 42m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) CPH - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

€68 - €236

Fly to Hamburg, train, bus  •  7h 36m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Hamburg (HAM) CPH - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
  4. Take the bus from Leer to Groningen

€71 - €431

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  8h 44m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CPH - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
  4. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

Fly to Eindhoven, train  •  7h 59m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Eindhoven (EIN) CPH - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen

€77 - €272

Malmö to Groningen by train and bus

The journey time between Malmö and Groningen is around 12h 22m and covers a distance of around 827 km. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 52m. Operated by Öresundståg, Danish Railways (DSB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Malmö to Groningen service departs from Malmö Centralstation and arrives in Groningen. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
12h 22m
Fastest journey time:
9h 52m
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
€108
Carbon emissions:
48 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:33
Last service departs at:
14:33

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Malmö to Groningen train and bus schedules

Sweden → Netherlands
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International entry into Netherlands from Sweden

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Sweden
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Sweden

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Sweden
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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Considerations leaving from Sweden

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Netherlands from Sweden.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Groningen is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Groningen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Groningen is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Sweden from Netherlands.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Malmö to Groningen is to bus, which costs 390 kr - 500 kr and takes 13h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Malmö to Groningen is to fly and train which costs 650 kr - 2400 kr and takes 6h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Malmö station to Groningen station. However, there are services departing from Malmö central train station and arriving at Groningen central station via Copenhagen central train station and Lübeck. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 5m.

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The distance between Malmö and Groningen is 493 km. The road distance is 786.5 km.

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The best way to get from Malmö to Groningen without a car is to train and bus via København H which takes 11h 3m and costs 750 kr - 2600 kr.

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It takes approximately 11h 3m to get from Malmö to Groningen, including transfers.

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Malmö to Groningen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Copenhagen central train station.

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Malmö to Groningen is 787 km. It takes approximately 7h 16m to drive from Malmö to Groningen.

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  • Distance: 493.4 km
  • Duration: 11h 3m

What companies run services between Malmö, Sweden and Groningen, Netherlands?

You can take a bus from Malmö to Groningen via Copenhagen central train station and Lübeck in around 13h 5m.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €220
Flights from Copenhagen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €360
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €170
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €340
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €150
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Train operators
Öresundståg
Phone
0771-77 77 11
Email
bokningssupporten@oresundstag.se
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Malmö Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Öresundståg
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Malmö C to København H
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg central station to Bremen central station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Bremen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
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Urlaubs-Express
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Malmö Centralstation to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Snälltåget
Night train from Malmo C to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €26
Website
Snälltåget
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Weener to Groningen
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €13
Website
arriva.nl
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 Schiphol Airport to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€25 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €55
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €17
1st Class
€19 - €27
Train from Zwolle to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €19
1st Class
€23 - €35
Train from Eindhoven Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €28
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €17
1st Class
€20 - €28
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€20 - €28
1st Class
€30 - €50
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Leer to Groningen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
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 Leer ZOB to Groningen central station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Copenhagen central train station to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lübeck to Groningen central station
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €23
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 Leer to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Blablabus

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Norwegian Air Shuttle, easyJet, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 51+ hotels available in Groningen. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Malmö to Copenhagen Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs 80 kr - 120 kr.

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