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There are 10 ways to get from Oslo to Groningen by train, plane, bus, car ferry, ferry or car

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Train to Oslo, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train

  1. Take the train from Oslo S to Oslo lufthavn stasjon
  2. Fly from Oslo (OSL) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Oslo to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Groningen central station

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Bus to Oslo Sandefjord, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train

  1. Take the bus from Oslo bussterminal to Sandefjord lufthavn Torp
  2. Fly from Oslo Sandefjord (TRF) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

Train to Oslo, fly to Dusseldorf, train

  1. Take the train from Oslo S to Oslo lufthavn stasjon
  2. Fly from Oslo (OSL) to Dusseldorf (DUS)
  3. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Arnhem Centraal
  4. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
  5. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

Train to Oslo, fly to Hamburg, train, bus

  1. Take the train from Oslo S to Oslo lufthavn stasjon
  2. Fly from Oslo (OSL) to Hamburg (HAM)
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  4. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
  5. Take the bus from Leer to Groningen

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Oslo S to Göteborg Centralstation
  2. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
  3. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  5. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
  6. Take the bus from Leer to Groningen

Train, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Oslo S to Kristiansand
  2. Take the car ferry from Kristiansand to Eemshaven
  3. Take the train from Eemshaven to Groningen

Train

  1. Take the train from Oslo S to Göteborg Centralstation
  2. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to Malmö Centralstation
  3. Take the train from Malmö Centralstation to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
  4. Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Almelo
  5. Take the train from Almelo to Zwolle
  6. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

Ferry, train, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Oslo Hjortneskaien to Kiel Norwegen-Kai
  2. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the bus from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Groningen central station

Drive

  1. Drive from Oslo to Groningen

Oslo to Groningen by train and bus

The journey time between Oslo and Groningen is around 18h 52m and covers a distance of around 1441 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 29m. Operated by Norwegian Railways (VY), Öresundståg, Swedish Railways (SJ) and others, the Oslo to Groningen service departs from Oslo S and arrives in Groningen. Typically 26 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

26 Weekly Services
18h 52m Average Duration
€143 Cheapest Price
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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Norway

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from Norway.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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, returning to Norway from Netherlands is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 27 Jun 2022
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The cost-effective way to get from Oslo to Groningen is to bus, which costs kr 600 - kr 800 and takes 18h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Oslo to Groningen is to train and fly which costs kr 1000 - kr 3200 and takes 6h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oslo to Groningen station. However, there are services departing from Oslo and arriving at Groningen central station via Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Oslo to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Oslo S and arriving at Groningen via Göteborg Centralstation, Malmö Centralstation, Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Almelo and Zwolle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 20m.

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The distance between Oslo and Groningen is 787 km. The road distance is 1351.7 km.

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The best way to get from Oslo to Groningen without a car is to train and bus which takes 18h 52m and costs kr 1500 - kr 2600.

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It takes approximately 6h 55m to get from Oslo to Groningen, including transfers.

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

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Oslo to Groningen train services, operated by Norwegian Railways (VY), depart from Oslo S station.

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The best way to get from Oslo to Groningen is to bus which takes 18h 55m and costs kr 600 - kr 800. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 26h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Oslo to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 786.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 55m

What companies run services between Oslo, Norway and Groningen, Netherlands?

You can take a bus from Oslo to Groningen via Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB in around 18h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Oslo to Groningen via Göteborg Centralstation, Malmö Centralstation, Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Almelo, and Zwolle in around 26h 20m.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Oslo to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Flights from Oslo to Amsterdam Schiphol via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Flights from Oslo to Amsterdam Schiphol via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €400
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €400
Flights from Oslo to Hamburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Oslo to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Oslo Sandefjord to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €470
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Oslo to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €390
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €300
Flights from Oslo to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Oslo to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €650
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €450
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €450
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Oslo to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Flights from Oslo to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Flyr
Website
flyr.com
Flights from Oslo to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €250
Train operators
Flytoget
Phone
23 15 90 00
Email
flytoget@flytoget.no
Website
flytoget.no
Train from Oslo S to Oslo lufthavn stasjon
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €17
Website
Flytoget AS
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 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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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 5m
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
VIAS Rail GmbH
Phone
069 450099650
Email
Kundenservice-Linie10@vias-online.de
Website
vias-online.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
VIAS Rail GmbH
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
Train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Almelo
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €120
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
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Kiel Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Öresundståg
Phone
0771-77 77 11
Email
bokningssupporten@oresundstag.se
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Öresundståg
Train from Göteborg C to Malmö C
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Öresundståg
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Swedish Railways (SJ)
1st Class Ticket
€30 - €45
2nd Class Ticket
€30 - €40
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Malmö Centralstation
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Swedish Railways (SJ)
1st Class Ticket
€30 - €40
2nd Class Ticket
€28 - €35
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Go-Ahead Nordic
Phone
+47 61 25 80 00
Email
kundeservice@go-aheadnordic.no
Website
go-aheadnordic.no
Train from Oslo S to Kristiansand
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Schedules at
go-aheadnordic.no
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Eemshaven to Groningen
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
arriva.nl
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Malmö Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Snälltåget
Train from Malmö Centralstation to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
10h 48m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Snälltåget
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Almelo to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Blauwnet
Bus operators
Vaernes Ekspressen
Phone
+47 905 74 475
Email
post@vaernesekspressen.no
Website
vaernesekspressen.no
Bus from Oslo bussterminal to Sandefjord lufthavn Torp
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Vaernes Ekspressen
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Oslo to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Groningen central station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Ferry operators
Holland Norway Lines
Phone
+31 85 40 15 252
Email
info@hollandnorwaylines.com
Website
hollandnorwaylines.com
Car ferry from Kristiansand to Eemshaven
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€150 - €170
Schedules at
hollandnorwaylines.com
Standard
€150
Flex
€170
Color Line AS
Phone
+45 99 56 19 00
Website
colorline.no
Ferry from Oslo Hjortneskaien to Kiel Norwegen-Kai
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Color Line AS

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The quickest flight from Oslo Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Oslo to Groningen is 1352 km. It takes approximately 13h 4m to drive from Oslo to Groningen.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle, Lufthansa, KLM and Scandinavian Airlines offer flights from Oslo Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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