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About the train journey from Eindhoven to Groningen

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The train from Eindhoven to Groningen usually takes 3 hours 24 minutes on average to travel 210 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 2 hours 54 minutes. You can expect to find 39 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Eindhoven and Groningen, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Groningen. This route is operated by Nederlanse Spoorwegen (NS), the Dutch national train operator. During your journey you're likely to be traveling on one of their Sprinter, Express or Intercity trains.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Eindhoven to Groningen in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $32.99.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Groningen, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Eindhoven to Groningen by train

It takes an average of 3h 24m to travel from Eindhoven to Groningen by train, over a distance of around 131 miles (210 km). There are normally 39 trains per day traveling from Eindhoven to Groningen and tickets for this journey start from $32.99 when you book in advance.

First train

05:47

Last train

23:44

Departure station

Eindhoven

Arrival station

Groningen

Journey time

From 2h 54m

Distance

131 miles (210 km)

Frequency

39 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $32.99

Train and bus operators

Flixbus, NS

Eindhoven to Groningen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Eindhoven to Groningen for Tuesday Apr 4th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:47 14:42 2h 55m, 1 change
12:17 15:12 2h 55m, 2 changes
12:47 15:42 2h 55m, 1 change
13:17 16:12 2h 55m, 2 changes
13:47 16:42 2h 55m, 1 change
14:17 17:12 2h 55m, 2 changes
14:47 17:42 2h 55m, 1 change
15:17 18:12 2h 55m, 2 changes
15:47 18:42 2h 55m, 1 change
16:17 19:12 2h 55m, 2 changes

NS trains from Eindhoven to Groningen

You can travel from Eindhoven to Groningen on NS trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoNicky Boogaard, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

NS is the main railway operator in the Netherlands. It connects the four corners of the country with regional, medium-distance and high-speed trains. It's also possible for you to travel at night thanks to multi-line night trains, including Schiphol and Eindhoven airports. All trains are equipped with two comfort classes – First Class and Second Class.

Cheap train tickets from Eindhoven to Groningen

The price of train tickets from Eindhoven to Groningen starts at $32.99 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Eindhoven to Groningen by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Eindhoven to Groningen

Want to know more about your journey from Eindhoven to Groningen? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Eindhoven to Groningen take?

The average journey time by train between Eindhoven and Groningen is 3 hours and 24 minutes, with around 39 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Eindhoven and Groningen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Eindhoven to Groningen is 2 hours and 54 minutes.

How much does the train from Eindhoven to Groningen cost?

Train tickets from Eindhoven to Groningen can start from as little as $32.99 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Eindhoven to Groningen?

No, there are no direct train services from Eindhoven to Groningen. Travelling from Eindhoven to Groningen by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Eindhoven to Groningen leave?

The first train from Eindhoven to Groningen leaves at 05:47. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Eindhoven to Groningen leave?

The last train from Eindhoven to Groningen leaves at 23:44. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Eindhoven and Groningen by train?

Trains travelling from Eindhoven to Groningen cover a distance of around 131 miles (210 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Groningen to Eindhoven.

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