There are 4 ways to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Groningen by train, bus, night train or car
Train • 2h 41m
24€ - 55€
Bus • 3h 55m
15€ - 19€
2 alternative options
Night train • 3h
24€ - 55€
Drive • 2h 48m
30€ - 45€
Rotterdam Centraal Station to Groningen by walk and train
The journey time between Rotterdam Centraal Station and Groningen is around 2h 37m and covers a distance of around 247 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 37m. Services are operated by Dutch Railways (NS). Typically 119 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Rotterdam Centraal Station to Groningen walk and train schedules
Departing Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Departing Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Groningen is to bus which costs 15€ - 19€ and takes 3h 55m.
The quickest way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Groningen is to train which costs 24€ - 55€ and takes 2h 41m.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam Central Station station and arriving at Groningen central station station. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3h 50m.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Groningen. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 37m.
The distance between Rotterdam Centraal Station and Groningen is 202 km. The road distance is 245.8 km.
The best way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 2h 41m and costs 24€ - 55€.
The train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen takes 2h 37m including transfers and departs hourly.
Rotterdam Centraal Station to Groningen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam Central Station.
Rotterdam Centraal Station to Groningen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.
The best way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Groningen is to train which takes 2h 41m and costs 24€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 19€ and takes 3h 55m.
What companies run services between Rotterdam Centraal Station, 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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More Questions & Answers
Rotterdam Centraal Station to Groningen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Groningen central station.
Rotterdam Centraal Station to Groningen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Groningen station.
Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam Centraal Station to Groningen is 246 km. It takes approximately 2h 48m to drive from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Groningen.
There are 51+ hotels available in Groningen. Prices start at 75€ per night.