There are 3 ways to get from Rotterdam Airport (RTM) to Groningen by train, bus or car
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Train • 3h 44m
28€ - 59€
Bus • 5h 10m
17€ - 21€
1 alternative option
Drive • 2h 46m
30€ - 45€
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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam Airport (RTM) to Groningen is to bus which costs 17€ - 21€ and takes 5h 10m.
The quickest way to get from Rotterdam Airport (RTM) to Groningen is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 46m.
No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam Airport (RTM) to Groningen station. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam Airport and arriving at Groningen central station via Rotterdam Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 10m.
The distance between Rotterdam Airport (RTM) and Groningen is 202 km. The road distance is 244.2 km.
The best way to get from Rotterdam Airport (RTM) to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs 28€ - 60€.
It takes approximately 3h 44m to get from Rotterdam Airport (RTM) to Groningen, including transfers.
Rotterdam Airport (RTM) to Groningen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam Central Station.
The best way to get from Rotterdam Airport (RTM) to Groningen is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs 28€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 21€ and takes 5h 10m.
Rotterdam Airport (RTM) to Groningen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Groningen central station.
Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam Airport (RTM) to Groningen is 244 km. It takes approximately 2h 46m to drive from Rotterdam Airport (RTM) to Groningen.
What companies run services between Rotterdam Airport (RTM), Netherlands and Groningen, Netherlands?
Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen hourly. Tickets cost 24€ - 55€ and the journey takes 2h 37m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Groningen central station 5 times a week. Tickets cost 15€ - 19€ and the journey takes 3h 50m.
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.
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 37m
- Estimated price
- 24€ - 55€
- Dutch Railways (NS)
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- Netherlands Rail Pass
- 2nd Class
- 24€ - 35€
- 1st Class
- 35€ - 55€
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).
Bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Groningen central station
- Ave. Duration
- 3h 50m
- 5 times a week
- Estimated price
- 15€ - 19€
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