There are 2 ways to get from Utrecht to Groningen by train or car

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Train  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen Intercity

$25 - $45

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Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Groningen 116.5 miles

$28 - $45

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Utrecht Centraal and arriving at Groningen. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 56 min.

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The distance between Utrecht and Groningen is 159 km. The road distance is 186.5 km.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Groningen without a car is to train which takes 1 h 56 min and costs .

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The train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen takes 1 h 56 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Utrecht to Groningen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Utrecht Centraal station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Utrecht to Groningen is 186 km. It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to drive from Utrecht to Groningen.

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There are 274+ hotels available in Groningen. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 99.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 56 min

What companies run services between Utrecht, Netherlands and Groningen, Netherlands?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Utrecht to Groningen hourly. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 1 h 56 min.

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.

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+31 30 751 5155
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Estimated price
$25 - $45
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