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There are 10 ways to get from Milan to Groningen by plane, train, bus, car or shuttle

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Fly Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 59m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LIN - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

72€ - 217€

Cheapest option

Fly Milan Bergamo to Eindhoven, train  •  8h 15m

  1. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Eindhoven (EIN) BGY - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen

60€ - 201€

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 18m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MXP - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

76€ - 210€

Fly Milan Linate to Dusseldorf, train  •  8h 51m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LIN - 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 Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf, train  •  9h 15m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Dusseldorf (DUS) MXP - 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 Milan Linate to Brussels, train  •  9h 26m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Brussels (BRU) LIN - BRU
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

153€ - 310€

Train  •  14h 36m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Basel SBB Ec
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Arnhem Centraal Ice
  4. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
  5. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

224€ - 406€

Bus  •  24h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Hamburg central bus station N24
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg central bus station to Groningen central station N1386 / ...

64€ - 87€

Drive  •  10h 18m

  1. Drive from Milan to Groningen 1124.8 km

140€ - 210€

Train, shuttle  •  21h 36m

  1. Take the train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Stresa Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Stresa to Sion Ec
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Sion to Zwolle
  4. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

216€ - 353€

Milan to Groningen by trains

The train journey time between Milan and Groningen is around 14h 26m and covers a distance of around 1162 km. The fastest train normally takes 13h 2m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Trenitalia Eurocity, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Milan to Groningen train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Groningen. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
14h 26m
Fastest train time:
13h 2m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
227€
Carbon emissions:
61 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
10:10
Last train departs at:
10:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan to Groningen train schedules

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Netherlands from Italy.

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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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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 Italy from Netherlands.

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Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Groningen is to bus which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 24h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Milan to Groningen is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost 70€ - 220€ and takes 6h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Groningen station. However, there are services departing from via orefici, 24 fronte via cantu' and arriving at Groningen central station via Milan and Hamburg central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Groningen via Lugano, Basel Sbb, Arnhem Centraal and Zwolle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 36m.

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The distance between Milan and Groningen is 883 km. The road distance is 1124.8 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 14h 36m and costs 220€ - 410€.

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It takes approximately 6h 59m to get from Milan to Groningen, including transfers.

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

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Milan to Groningen train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Groningen is to train which takes 14h 36m and costs 220€ - 410€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 24h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 882.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 59m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Groningen, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Milan to Groningen via Lugano, Basel Sbb, Arnhem Centraal, and Zwolle in around 14h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan to Groningen via via natta, Milan, and Hamburg central bus station in around 24h 9m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 400€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 410€
Flights from Milan Linate to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 440€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 300€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 300€
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 320€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 210€
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 210€
Flights from Milan Linate to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 350€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 260€
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Amsterdam Schiphol via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 290€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 290€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
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 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 54m
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
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
24€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
45€ - 65€
Train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Stresa
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
23€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
23€ - 35€
1st Class
45€ - 65€
Train from Stresa to Sion
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 90€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
35€ - 50€
1st Class
65€ - 90€
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 Basel Sbb to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Stresa
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 11€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 11€
Bus operators
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 Milan to Hamburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg central bus station to Groningen central station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Hamburg Central Bus Station to Groningen Main Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 20€
Website
Mądeltrans Eurolines
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 Hamburg to Groningen
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Sion to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
160€
Book at
Starliner

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Groningen is 1125 km. It takes approximately 10h 18m to drive from Milan to Groningen.

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easyJet, Air France, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Milan Linate 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 Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 18 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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