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Rotterdam to Groningen by train

It takes an average of 2h 30m to travel from Rotterdam to Groningen by train, over a distance of around 126 miles (202 km). There are normally 36 trains per day travelling from Rotterdam to Groningen and tickets for this journey start from €28 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 29m
Price€28 - €49
Distance126 miles (202 km)
Frequency36 trains per day
Departure stationRotterdam
Arrival stationGroningen
ChangesDirect trains available
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Rotterdam to Groningen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rotterdam to Groningen for Tuesday 11th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:13 14:42 2h 29m, direct
12:43 15:12 2h 29m, 1 change
13:13 15:42 2h 29m, direct
13:43 16:12 2h 29m, 1 change
14:13 16:42 2h 29m, direct
14:43 17:12 2h 29m, 1 change
15:13 17:42 2h 29m, direct
15:43 18:12 2h 29m, 1 change
16:13 18:43 2h 30m, direct
16:43 19:12 2h 29m, 1 change

NS trains from Rotterdam to Groningen

You can travel from Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Groningen

Train tickets from Rotterdam 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 €28.05.
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avg. single price28.05

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 Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Groningen take?

The average journey time by train between Rotterdam and Groningen is 2 hours and 30 minutes, with around 36 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 Rotterdam and Groningen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rotterdam to Groningen is 2 hours and 29 minutes.

How much does the train from Rotterdam to Groningen cost?

Train tickets from Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Groningen?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Rotterdam to Groningen without having to change trains. There are 18 direct trains from Rotterdam to Groningen. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Rotterdam to Groningen leaves at 05:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Rotterdam to Groningen leaves at 23:13. 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 Rotterdam and Groningen by train?

Trains travelling from Rotterdam to Groningen cover a distance of around 126 miles (202 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Groningen to Rotterdam. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Rotterdam to Groningen.
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 Rotterdam to Groningen for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/08/2020. 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 02/08/2020 for travel on 24/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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