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There are 9 ways to get from Rome to Groningen by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Rome to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 43m

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

72€ - 270€

Cheapest option

Fly Rome Ciampino to Eindhoven, train  •  9h

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to Eindhoven (EIN) CIA - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen

59€ - 219€

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Fly Rome to Dusseldorf, train  •  9h 55m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FCO - 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 Rome to Rotterdam, train  •  8h 47m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Rotterdam (RTM) FCO - RTM
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen

78€ - 292€

Train  •  18h 36m

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

256€ - 526€

Bus  •  26h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Verona 531
  2. Take the bus from Verona to Amsterdam Sloterdijk N28
  3. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen central station 075

90€ - 114€

Bus via Kunowice  •  35h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Słubice
  2. Take the bus from Słubice to Groningen

79€ - 110€

Night train, train  •  26h 41m

  1. Take the night train from Roma Termini to Muenchen Hbf Nj
  2. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Arnhem Centraal Nj
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
  4. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

176€ - 258€

Drive  •  15h 18m

  1. Drive from Rome to Groningen 1712.4 km

210€ - 310€

Rome to Groningen by trains

The train journey time between Rome and Groningen is around 18h 49m and covers a distance of around 1727 km. The fastest train normally takes 16h 22m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Rome to Groningen train service departs from Roma Termini and arrives in Groningen. Typically four trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
18h 49m
Fastest train time:
16h 22m
Trains per week:
4
Cheapest price:
267€
Carbon emissions:
91 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:50
Last train departs at:
06:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rome to Groningen train schedules

Italy → Netherlands
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International entry into Netherlands from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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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

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Italy

  • 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
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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 Italy

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 Italy.

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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 Italy from Netherlands.

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Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Rome to Groningen is to bus via Kunowice, which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 35h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Groningen is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 270€ and takes 7h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome station to Groningen station. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina Bus station and arriving at Groningen central station via Verona and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Groningen via Milano Centrale, Lugano, Basel Sbb, Arnhem Centraal and Zwolle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 36m.

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The distance between Rome and Groningen is 1334 km. The road distance is 1712.4 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 18h 36m and costs 250€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 7h 43m to get from Rome to Groningen, including transfers.

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Rome to Groningen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Rome to Groningen train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Groningen is to train which takes 18h 36m and costs 250€ - 550€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 90€ - 120€ and takes 26h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Groningen.
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  • Distance: 1333.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 43m

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

You can take a train from Rome to Groningen via Milano Centrale, Lugano, Basel Sbb, Arnhem Centraal, and Zwolle in around 18h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome to Groningen via Verona and Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 26h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 380€
Flights from Rome to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
150€ - 380€
Flights from Rome to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 370€
Flights from Rome to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 370€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Rome to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 470€
Flights from Rome to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 470€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Flights from Rome to Amsterdam Schiphol via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Flights from Rome to Dusseldorf via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from Rome to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 330€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Rome to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Rome to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 440€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Rome to Amsterdam Schiphol via Basel
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Rome to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Rome to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 370€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rome to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 310€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
23€ - 130€
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 55€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
35€ - 55€
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
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 55€
Base Standard
70€ - 95€
Base Premium
85€ - 120€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
30€ - 50€
Smart Low Cost
30€ - 45€
Smart Flex
65€ - 90€
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€
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
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Roma Termini to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Nightjet
Night train from Muenchen Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
9h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Website
Nightjet
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 Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Verona
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 31€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Verona to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen central station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
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 Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Sindbad
Phone
+48 77 443 44 44
Email
poczta@sindbad.pl
Website
sindbad.pl
Bus from Roma to Słubice
Ave. Duration
21h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Schedules at
sindbad.pl
Bus from Słubice to Groningen
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Schedules at
sindbad.pl

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Groningen is 1712 km. It takes approximately 15h 18m to drive from Rome to Groningen.

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Vueling Airlines, Swiss, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Rome to Groningen bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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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 Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 7€ - 35€.

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