Travel Information

Groningen is located 180km northeast of Amsterdam in the northern province of  the Netherlands with the same name. The city is a major hub in the north  and it's very well connected  not only to the rest of the country but also to neighbouring Germany.


Arriving by plane

Schiphol airport in Amsterdam is the busiest airport in the Netherlands servicing multiple international flights daily. Schiphol is one of the largest airports in Europe and there are plenty of regular flights to almost any destination around the world. If you arrive at Schiphol we recommend that you take the train to Groningen. The train station at Schiphol is conveniently located right next to the airport. Direct trains to Groningen run hourly from 6:00am to 10:00pm and the journey will take you about two hours.

To plan you train journey and buy tickets, visit the official wesbite of the Dutch Train Service (NS).
You can also use this journey planner which uses the extensive Dutch public transportation system to plan your journey.

Arriving by train

You can easily reach Groningen by train from any other location within the Netherlands using the Dutch Train Service.
If you're planning to travel by train from another European country, visit the international website of the train service here.

Arriving by car

From the South-West (Paris/Brussel/Amsterdam): Direction Amsterdam/Utrecht, A1/A27 to Almere, A6/A7 to Groningen.

From the South-East (Köln/ZÜrich/Vienna): Direction Ruhrgebiet (Duisburg/Dortmund), A3/E35 to the German/Dutch border, A12 to Arnhem, A50 to Zwolle, A28 to Groningen.

From the East and North (Kopenhagen/Berlin/Warschau): Direction Hamburg/Hannover/Bremen, from Bremen the A28/E22 to the German-Dutch border, A7 to Groningen.