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Taking the train from Amsterdam to Groningen

There's much to the Netherlands than Amsterdam, and you can take trains from the Dutch capital to several beautiful towns and cities in every direction. Deutsche Bahn and NS trains will take you from Amsterdam Centraal station to Groningen in just two hours.

You'll step out into a historic, artistic, vibrant city, a hub of culture and special events, ready to visit landmarks like the Groninger Museum, the Martinikerk Gothic church, and the famous Grote Markt square with its beautiful Martinitoren clock tower.

Still hesitating about this train journey? Keep reading and let us convince you.

Amsterdam-Centraal to Groningen by train

It takes an average of 2h 13m to travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Groningen by train, over a distance of around 90 miles (145 km). There are normally 37 trains per day travelling from Amsterdam-Centraal to Groningen and tickets for this journey start from €28 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 03m
Price€28
Distance90 miles (145 km)
Frequency37 trains per day
Departure stationAmsterdam-Centraal
Arrival stationGroningen
Changes1 change
Train and bus operators

Amsterdam-Centraal to Groningen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Amsterdam-Centraal to Groningen for Tuesday 14th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:07 14:12 2h 05m, 1 change
12:38 14:42 2h 04m, 2 changes
13:09 15:12 2h 03m, 1 change
13:38 15:42 2h 04m, 2 changes
14:08 16:12 2h 04m, 1 change
14:38 16:42 2h 04m, 2 changes
15:08 17:12 2h 04m, 1 change
15:38 17:42 2h 04m, 2 changes
16:07 18:12 2h 05m, 1 change
16:38 18:43 2h 05m, 2 changes

Deutsche Bahn and NS trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to Groningen

You can travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Groningen on Deutsche Bahn and 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.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

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 Amsterdam-Centraal to Groningen

Train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Groningen start at €28 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €28.
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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 Amsterdam-Centraal 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Amsterdam-Centraal 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 Amsterdam-Centraal to Groningen take?

The average journey time by train between Amsterdam-Centraal and Groningen is 2 hours and 13 minutes, with around 37 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 Amsterdam-Centraal and Groningen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Groningen is 2 hours and 3 minutes.

How much does the train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Groningen cost?

Train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Groningen can start from as little as €28 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 Amsterdam-Centraal to Groningen?

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

What time does the first train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Groningen leave?

The first train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Groningen leaves at 00:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Groningen leave?

The last train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Groningen leaves at 23:38. 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 Amsterdam-Centraal and Groningen by train?

Trains travelling from Amsterdam-Centraal to Groningen cover a distance of around 90 miles (145 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Groningen to Amsterdam-Centraal.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Amsterdam-Centraal to Groningen for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/07/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 29/06/2020 for travel on 03/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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