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Utrecht to Groningen by train

It takes an average of 1h 54m to travel from Utrecht to Groningen by train, over a distance of around 99 miles (159 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Utrecht to Groningen and tickets for this journey start from €26.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 54m
PriceFrom €26.80
Distance99 miles (159 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train10:48
Last train17:48
Departure stationUtrecht
Arrival stationGroningen
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsNS

Utrecht to Groningen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Utrecht to Groningen for Tuesday 6th July 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:48 14:12 2h 24m, 2 changes
12:18 14:42 2h 24m, 2 changes
12:48 15:12 2h 24m, 2 changes
13:18 15:42 2h 24m, 2 changes
13:48 16:12 2h 24m, 2 changes
14:18 16:42 2h 24m, 2 changes
14:48 17:12 2h 24m, 2 changes
15:18 17:42 2h 24m, 2 changes
15:48 18:12 2h 24m, 2 changes
16:18 18:42 2h 24m, 2 changes

NS trains from Utrecht to Groningen

You can travel from Utrecht 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 Utrecht to Groningen

The price of train tickets from Utrecht to Groningen starts at €26.80 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 Utrecht 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Utrecht 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 Utrecht to Groningen take?

The average journey time by train between Utrecht and Groningen is 1 hour and 54 minutes, with around 15 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 Utrecht and Groningen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Utrecht to Groningen is 1 hour and 54 minutes.

How much does the train from Utrecht to Groningen cost?

Train ticket prices from Utrecht to Groningen can start from as little as €26.80 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Utrecht to Groningen?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Utrecht to Groningen without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Utrecht to Groningen each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Utrecht to Groningen leaves at 10:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Utrecht to Groningen leaves at 17:48. 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 Utrecht and Groningen by train?

Trains travelling from Utrecht to Groningen cover a distance of around 99 miles (159 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Groningen to Utrecht.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Utrecht to Groningen for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/06/2021. 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 06/22/2021 for travel on 06/22/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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