There are 3 ways to get from Utrecht to Groningen by train, bus or car
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The cheapest way to get from Utrecht to Groningen is to bus which costs 11€ - 19€ and takes 4 h 15 min.
The quickest way to get from Utrecht to Groningen is to drive which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 47 min.
The distance between Utrecht and Groningen is 159 km. The road distance is 186.5 km.
The train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen takes 1 h 55 min including transfers and departs hourly.
No, there is no direct bus from Utrecht to Groningen. However, there are services departing from Utrecht and arriving at Groningen via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.
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 55 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 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Utrecht to Groningen via Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 4 h 15 min.
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 Utrecht Centraal to Groningen
As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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.
Bus from Utrecht to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
- Ave. Duration
- 45 min
- Every 10 minutes
- Estimated price
- $2 - $4
One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen
- Ave. Duration
- 2 h 30 min
- Every 4 hours
- Estimated price
- $11 - $19
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