The City of Groningen is located in the northeast of the Netherlands, approximately 200 km from Amsterdam and 250 km from Bremen in Germany and has excellent connections to all main airports and railway stations in the Netherlands.

To get to Groningen you can rent a car, by taxi, take a train or the bus. The easiest way to get to Groningen is from the International Airports Schiphol (Amsterdam) or Bremen (Germany).

Amsterdam - Groningen

If you plan to arrive in the Netherlands at Schiphol, Amsterdam International Airport, the easiest way to travel to Groningen is by train. The underground train station is located near Schiphol Plaza, at walking distance from the luggage claim. The Dutch railway system is run by Nederlandse Spoorwegen and known as NS. You will recognize it by its yellow and blue colours. Look out for the yellow illuminated signs that direct you ‘To the trains’.

There is a direct hourly train service to Groningen from Schiphol Airport. Additional connections every hour involve just one change of trains. Make sure that you board one of the carriages marked with the destination Groningen (the other part of the train travels to Leeuwarden). The journey from Amsterdam or Schiphol Airport to Groningen takes a little over 2 hours.

See also the national railway timetables.

Bremen - Groningen

Another way to arrive to Groningen is via Bremen International Airport. The easiest way to travel from Bremen to Groningen is to take the Flixbus. This will take you from Bremen to Groningen in about 2,5 hours and costs around 11 euro (one way), depending on the time you travel. You can book your ticket online or buy one directly from the driver. The buses run about 8 times a day, from 6.30h to 23.30h.

Once arrived in Groningen, you are advised to take a taxi to bring you to your accommodation. You can find taxis at the front of the Groningen railway station.