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There are many ways to get to Groningen: by car, bus, airplane and bike. We help you finding the best way to get to Groningen!


Groningen is the biggest city in the northern of the Netherlands. This part of the Netherlands is mostly devoted to farmlands (sugar beets, corn, wheat, etc.). Although it lies fairly remote to major traffic points, it has an own airport with destinations to major air hubs, like London, Munich and Copenhagen.


By airplane

Groningen Airport Eelde (GRQ) - Major destinations: London Southend, Copenhagen, Munich

Airline companies: Nordica, FlyBe

Travel to Groningen: bus (20 minutes)

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) - Major destinations: almost all European capitals

Airline companies: Too many to tell you about

Travel to Groningen: train (2 hours, 10 minutes)

Eindhoven Airport (EIN) - Major destinations: London Stansted, Dublin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Prague (and mostly East-European countries and holiday destinations).

Airline companies: Transavia, Ryanair, Easyjet, WizzAir, etc.

Travel to Groningen: train (3 hours)

Bremen Airport (BRE) - Major destinations: Paris, Tallinn, Vilnius, Riga, Athens (and mostly Turkish and Spanish cities)

Airline companies: AirFrance, Ryanair, Germania, etc.

Travel to Groningen: bus (2 hours)

By train

The Netherlands has one of the best railway infrastructure in Europe. You can reach hundreds of cities and villages at a minimum of two trains per hour.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol - Groningen (2 hours, 9 minutes)

Direct connection (twice an hour: one without change, the other with change at Zwolle)

€ 26,30 one-way ticket. WE CAN BOOK ONE-WAY TICKET FOR 13​ PER PERSON!

Paris Nord - Amsterdam - Groningen (5 hours, 54 minutes)

Brussels - Rotterdam - Groningen (4 hours, 54 minutes)

Berlin - Groningen (6 hours, 39 minutes)

Frankfurt - Groningen (5 hours, 15 minutes)

Basel - Groningen (8 hours)

By bus

Flixbus has arrived in Groningen! Flixbus now offers 41 different destinations. Be sure you choose Groningen Centraal Station when coming by bus.

See for more information on their website here.

Prices from € 5.

By car

Groningen is reachable via two major highways: A28/E232 (from Utrecht) and A7/E22 (from Heerenveen/Nieuweschans). 

Please note the city centre is mostly a no-car-zone, and outside those zones paid parking applies. Are you staying in the city centre, then it would be wise to park your car at one of the many P+R-places and take the bus to the centre. You can contact us if you want to know more about this option. Please make sure you explain what your destination is.