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How to get to Groningen

By aeroplane:

Arriving at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

When you arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, the easiest way to travel to Groningen is by train. The train station is beneath the airport, within walking distance of the luggage claim areas. Trains leave to Groningen every half hour, with a stopover in Zwolle (for some trains). In total, it takes 2,5 hours to reach Groningen Central Station. Click here to check your connection.

Arriving at Eindhoven Airport

Arriving at Eindhoven Airport, you take a bus (line 400 or 401) from Eindhoven Airport to Eindhoven train station. The bus runs every 10 minutes on Monday until Friday, every 15 minutes on Saturday, and every half hour on Sunday. Then you take a train from Eindhoven to Groningen that runs every 30 minutes with a stopover in Utrecht and Amersfoort (for some trains). In total, it takes 3,5 to 4 hours to reach the Groningen Central Station. Click here to check your connection.

By train:

· Groningen has good train connections from many places in the Netherlands, including Utrecht, Amsterdam Central Station, Rotterdam, and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

Train tickets:

  • You will have to purchase a single-use chipcard (this is your train ticket) to Groningen before you board the train.
  • At Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, there are two ways of purchasing a ticket: the ticket counter and the yellow and blue ticket-vending machines that you will find in the luggage claim hall and by every entrance to the train terminal. You can purchase tickets from the machines by using your Credit Card or Debit Card with the Maestro logo. The vending machines do not take American Debit Cards.
  • Be careful: passengers travelling without a valid ticket will be fined. Please make sure you check in and out; hold your chipcard up against the NS card reader in one of the gates or freestanding posts.

Planning your journey in the Netherlands

Public transport is well organized in the Netherlands. You may check this website for planning your journey in the Netherlands. The planner combines all available public transportation - trains, buses, trams, metro, and boats - to provide an optimal route. It also informs you real-time about the current delays and disruptions in public transportation.
Last modified:29 September 2021 4.23 p.m.