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Getting to Groningen and Best Western Hotel


Schiphol Amsterdam Airport

Easiest way to travel to Groningen is to take the train. The underground train station is located near Schiphol Plaza, within several minutes walking distance from the luggage claim. The Dutch railway system is run by Nederlandse Spoorwegen and known as NS. You will recognize it by its yellow and blue colours. Look out for the yellow illuminated signs that direct you ‘To the trains’.

There is a direct hourly train service to Groningen from Schiphol Airport. Additional connections every hour involve just one change of trains.  The journey from Amsterdam or Schiphol Airport to Groningen takes a little over 2 hours.

See also the national railway timetables

Bremen - Groningen

Another way to arrive in the Netherlands is via Bremen Airport. The cheapest and easiest way to travel from Bremen to Groningen is to take the Flixbus . This will take you from Bremen to Groningen in about 2,5 hours and costs around 11 euro (one way), depending on the time you travel. You can book your ticket online or buy one directly from the driver. The buses run about 8 times a day, from 6.30h to 23.30h.

Groningen Airport Eelde

You can flight directly to Groningen airport Eelde from a few European destinations(Munich, Kopenhagen). It is connected to Groningen Central Station either by Airportliner or by public bus line number 2. The bus journey takes about 30 minutes.


Train tickets to Groningen

It is important that you purchase a train ticket to Groningen prior to boarding the train. Passengers travelling without a valid ticket will be fined. You can buy either a first-class ticket (43.40 euro one-way) or a second-class ticket (25.50 euro one-way).

There are two ways of purchasing a ticket: at the ticket office at Schiphol Plaza where you can purchase a ticket from a railway officer in person, and from the yellow and blue ticket-vending machines that you will find in the luggage claim hall and by every entrance to the train terminal.
Purchasing your train ticket.pdf

See for timetables and information


From the West A7

  • Straight on at the traffic lights junction Julianaplein (end A7), direction ‘centrum’;First exit downhill, direction ‘centrum’;
  • At the traffic lights left, direction ‘centrum Hereweg’;
  • Over the railway bridge, traffic lights right;
  • First crossing left over the bridge;
  • First street right (Radesingel), at the end of the street on your left is Best Western Hotel Groningen Centre.

From the South (A28)

  • At the end of the A28 (junction Julianaplein) keep right, direction Centrum;
  • Next traffic lights to your right, direction NS station;
  • Straight on past NS station;
  • Second junction left over the bridge;
  • First street right (Radesingel), at the end of the street on your left is Best Western Hotel Groningen Centre.

From the East (A7)

  • On the A7 take a turn at the exit Centrum/UMCG;
  • At the end of the exit turn left and then at the traffic lights right in the direction UMCG;
  • Next crossing turn left onto Griffeweg;
  • Then take a right turn at Verlengde Oosterstraat, over the bridge in the direction Rademarkt;
  • Next road on your right onto Radesingel;
  • End of the road on the left corner is Best Western Hotel Groningen Centre.

Best Western Hotel Groningen Centre has its own underground car park. Parking costs amount to €17.00 per car per night.

Walking route from Groningen station (circa 10 mins.)

  • From the station turn right along the water;
  • Second crossing left across the bridge;
  • First street on the right (Radesingel);
  • At the end on your left side is Best Western Hotel Groningen Centre.

Last modified:11 June 2018 1.10 p.m.