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

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Towncar, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8h 26m

  1. Take a town car from Vila Real to Porto Airport
  2. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) OPO - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

164€ - 307€

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Bus  •  35h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Vila Pouca de Aguiar to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Amsterdam Sloterdijk 802 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen central station 075

105€ - 139€

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Towncar, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  10h 53m

  1. Take a town car from Vila Real to Porto Airport
  2. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Dusseldorf (DUS) OPO - DUS
  3. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Arnhem Centraal
  4. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
  5. Take the train from Zwolle to Groningen

Towncar, fly to Eindhoven, train  •  9h 45m

  1. Take a town car from Vila Real to Porto Airport
  2. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Eindhoven (EIN) OPO - EIN
  3. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  4. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Groningen

147€ - 453€

Towncar, fly to Brussels, train  •  11h 3m

  1. Take a town car from Vila Real to Porto Airport
  2. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Brussels (BRU) OPO - BRU
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
  4. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

205€ - 420€

Bus, train  •  23h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Vila Real to Bayona
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Schiphol Airport
  4. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

292€ - 502€

Bus, train via Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence  •  29h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Vila Real to Bragança
  2. Take the bus from Bragança to Valladolid
  3. Take the train from Valladolid to Barcelona-Sants Alv
  4. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Schiphol Airport
  6. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen

328€ - 612€

Bus, night bus, train  •  35h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Vila Real to Paris Charenton
  2. Take the night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Rotterdam
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Groningen

111€ - 165€

Drive  •  20h 27m

  1. Drive from Vila Real to Groningen 2108.3 km

260€ - 390€

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The cheapest way to get from Vila Real to Groningen is to bus which costs 100€ - 140€ and takes 35h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Vila Real to Groningen is to towncar and fly and train which costs 160€ - 310€ and takes 8h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vila Real to Groningen station. However, there are services departing from Vila Real and arriving at Groningen central station via Vila Pouca de Aguiar, Lille and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 35m.

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It is 1703 km from Vila Real to Groningen. It is approximately 2108.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Vila Real to Groningen without a car is to bus and train which takes 23h 47m and costs 290€ - 500€.

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It takes approximately 8h 26m to get from Vila Real to Groningen, including transfers.

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Vila Real to Groningen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Vila Pouca de Aguiar station.

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The quickest flight from Porto Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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

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Groningen is 1h ahead of Vila Real. It is currently 5:19 PM in Vila Real and 6:19 PM in Groningen.

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  • Distance: 1703.1 km
  • Duration: 8h 26m

What companies run services between Vila Real, Portugal and Groningen, Netherlands?

You can take a bus from Vila Real to Groningen via Vila Pouca Aguiar, Vila Pouca de Aguiar, Lille, and Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 35h 35m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Porto to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Flights from Porto to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Flights from Porto to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 290€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Porto to Dusseldorf via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 360€
Flights from Porto to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 430€
Flights from Porto to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 430€
Flights from Porto to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 300€
Flights from Porto to Brussels via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 470€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Porto to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
19€ - 140€
Flights from Porto to Eindhoven via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
19€ - 140€
Flights from Porto to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 260€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Porto to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Flights from Porto to Amsterdam Schiphol via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Flights from Porto to Amsterdam Schiphol via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Porto to Amsterdam Schiphol via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Porto to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 390€
Flights from Porto to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 380€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Porto to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Flights from Porto to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 430€
Flights from Porto to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 430€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Porto to Amsterdam Schiphol via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Flights from Porto to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Porto to Amsterdam Schiphol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Flights from Porto to Dusseldorf via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 390€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Porto to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 300€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Porto to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Porto to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 330€
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)
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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 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€
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€
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
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Train from Paris Nord to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 220€
Website
Thalys
Standard
100€ - 150€
Comfort
120€ - 160€
Premium
160€ - 220€
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
180€ - 390€
Website
Thalys
Standard
180€ - 250€
Comfort
200€ - 260€
Premium
280€ - 390€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bayonne to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Vila Real to Bayona
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
alsa.com
Rodonorte
Phone
+ 351 259 340 710
Email
geral@rodonorte.pt
Website
rodonorte.pt
Bus from Vila Real to Bragança
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 12€
Schedules at
rodonorte.pt
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 Bragança to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vila Pouca de Aguiar to Lille
Ave. Duration
25h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 95€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
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
Transportes Barquense
Phone
(+351) 258 454 303
Email
info@barquense.com
Website
barquense.pt
Bus from Vila Real to Paris Charenton
Ave. Duration
24h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70€ - 90€
Schedules at
barquense.pt
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
Night bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Lille to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Vila Real to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
More information at
VMTransfers

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Yes, the driving distance between Vila Real to Groningen is 2108 km. It takes approximately 20h 27m to drive from Vila Real to Groningen.

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Air France, Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Porto Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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