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Utrecht to Groningen by train

It takes an average of 2h 03m to travel from Utrecht to Groningen by train, over a distance of around 99 miles (159 km). There are normally 37 trains per day travelling from Utrecht to Groningen and tickets for this journey start from €27.40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 53m
Distance99 miles (159 km)
Frequency37 trains per day
Departure stationUtrecht
Arrival stationGroningen
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Utrecht to Groningen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Utrecht to Groningen for Monday 6th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
14:48 Utrecht Centraal17:13 GroningenIntercity 551 NS Get tickets2h 25m, 2 changes
15:18 Utrecht Centraal17:42 GroningenIntercity 653 NS Get tickets2h 24m, 2 changes
15:48 Utrecht Centraal18:12 GroningenIntercity 555 NS Get tickets2h 24m, 2 changes
16:18 Utrecht Centraal18:42 GroningenIntercity 657 NS Get tickets2h 24m, 2 changes
16:48 Utrecht Centraal19:12 GroningenIntercity 559 NS Get tickets2h 24m, 2 changes
17:18 Utrecht Centraal19:43 GroningenIntercity 661 NS Get tickets2h 25m, 2 changes
17:48 Utrecht Centraal20:12 GroningenIntercity 563 NS Get tickets2h 24m, 2 changes
18:18 Utrecht Centraal20:42 GroningenIntercity 665 NS Get tickets2h 24m, 2 changes
18:48 Utrecht Centraal21:12 GroningenIntercity 567 NS Get tickets2h 24m, 2 changes
19:18 Utrecht Centraal21:42 GroningenIntercity 669 NS Get tickets2h 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

Train tickets from Utrecht to Groningen start at €27.40 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 €27.40.
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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 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 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 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 2 hours and 3 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 Utrecht and Groningen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Utrecht to Groningen is 1 hour and 53 minutes.

How much does the train from Utrecht to Groningen cost?

Train tickets from Utrecht to Groningen can start from as little as €27.40 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 Utrecht to Groningen?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Utrecht to Groningen without having to change trains. There are 18 direct trains from Utrecht to Groningen. 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 06:18. 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 23:54. 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.
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 Utrecht to Groningen for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/07/2020. 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 25/06/2020 for travel on 25/06/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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