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There are 10 ways to get from Riga Airport (RIX) to Groningen by plane, 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.

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Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 11m

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

82€ - 324€

Cheapest option

Fly to Dortmund, train, bus  •  7h 42m

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Dortmund (DTM) RIX - DTM
  2. Take the train from Holzwickede to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
  3. Take the train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
  4. Take the bus from Leer to Groningen

58€ - 362€

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Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  7h 18m

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Dusseldorf (DUS) RIX - 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 Hamburg, train, bus  •  7h 10m

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Hamburg (HAM) RIX - 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

86€ - 432€

Fly to Eindhoven, train  •  6h 35m

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

82€ - 375€

Bus, train via Berlin  •  30h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Berlin
  2. Take the train from Berlin Gesundbrunnen to Hengelo Ic
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Zwolle
  4. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

Bus via Berlin  •  31h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Berlin 847407 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Groningen Main Train Station Lesko - Amsterdam 1 / ...

76€ - 116€

Bus, train  •  32h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Hannover
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl) Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus from Leer to Groningen 075

119€ - 224€

Bus  •  36h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Riga Airport to Siauliai Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Siauliai Bus Station to Augustów, Wojska Polskiego, Orlen/Kaufland
  3. Take the bus from Augustów to Groningen

73€ - 97€

Drive  •  17h 22m

  1. Drive from Riga Airport (RIX) to Groningen 1630.4 km

200€ - 300€

Latvia → Netherlands
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International entry into Netherlands from Latvia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Latvia
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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, 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 Latvia

  • 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 Latvia
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  • 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 doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Curaçao, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea and Thailand

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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Considerations leaving from Latvia

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 Latvia.

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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
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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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 Latvia from Netherlands.

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Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Riga Airport (RIX) to Groningen is to bus which costs $85 - $120 and takes 36h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Riga Airport (RIX) to Groningen is to fly and train which costs $100 - $400 and takes 5h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riga Airport (RIX) to Groningen station. However, there are services departing from Riga Airport and arriving at Groningen Main Train Station via Rīga and Berlin Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 40m.

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The distance between Riga Airport (RIX) and Groningen is 1179 km. The road distance is 1630.4 km.

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The best way to get from Riga Airport (RIX) to Groningen without a car is to bus and train via Berlin which takes 30h 23m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 11m to get from Riga Airport (RIX) to Groningen, including transfers.

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Riga Airport (RIX) to Groningen bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Rīga station.

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The quickest flight from Riga Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Riga Airport (RIX) to Groningen bus services, operated by Mądeltrans Eurolines, arrive at Groningen Main Train Station.

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Groningen is 1h behind Riga Airport (RIX). It is currently 5:34 AM in Riga Airport (RIX) and 4:34 AM in Groningen.

Map of how to get from Riga Airport (RIX) to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 1178.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 11m

What companies run services between Riga Airport (RIX), Latvia and Groningen, Netherlands?

You can take a bus from Riga Airport (RIX) to Groningen via Rīga, Berlin, and Berlin Central Bus Station in around 31h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Riga to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 410€
Flights from Riga to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
300€ - 440€
Flights from Riga to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 210€
Flights from Riga to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 410€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Riga to Amsterdam Schiphol via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 190€
Flights from Riga to Dusseldorf via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Riga to Hamburg via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 310€
Flights from Riga to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 180€
Flights from Riga to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Riga to Amsterdam Schiphol via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 310€
Flights from Riga to Hamburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Flights from Riga to Hamburg via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Riga to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
26€ - 140€
Flights from Riga to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
23€ - 130€
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Riga to Amsterdam Schiphol via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 120€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Riga to Dusseldorf via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 240€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Riga to Dortmund via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
23€ - 110€
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
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
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Gesundbrunnen to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 130€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
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
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
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
Twice daily
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€
Book at
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
Train from Hannover Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Holzwickede to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
National Express Rail
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Hengelo to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Blauwnet
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
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
Bus from Berlin - Central Bus Station to Groningen
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
Blablabus
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
5 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Siauliai Bus Station to Augustów, Wojska Polskiego, Orlen/Kaufland
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Berlin
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Hannover
Ave. Duration
26h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
70€ - 120€
Schedules at
ecolines.net
1188 Latvia
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Groningen Main Train Station
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Ollex
Phone
+370 5 210 4304
Email
info@ollex.lt
Website
ollex.lt
Bus from Riga Airport to Siauliai Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
11€
Website
Ollex

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga Airport (RIX) to Groningen is 1630 km. It takes approximately 17h 22m to drive from Riga Airport (RIX) to Groningen.

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Scandinavian Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Air Baltic and two other airlines offer flights from Riga Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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