Transport to Groningen
The city of Groningen, but also the surrounding area can be easily reached by public transport. Do you prefer to come by car? Then parking outside the city is the most convenient. And you can also come by bike.
To make Groningen even more accessible, measures are being taken on the road and rail. You will find the current traffic situation and useful travel tips on Groningenbereikbaar.nl.
Park and Ride (P+R)
In the city center you can park for a quick errand; maximum half an hour. Follow the P route if you want to use the underground car parks in the center. Of course you can stay there longer. You can also park your car a short distance from the center and continue your journey by bus. The P+R bus takes you to the city center and back. Parking is free and a P+R ticket only costs 6 euros (max. 5 people).
Groningen is easily accessible by public transport. The following websites provide more information. If you are at the station, don’t forget to look up and admire the interior of the station hall.
View the map with all bus connections in the city and the province.
How to pay on the train and bus
In the bus
Traveling with the OV chip card is usually the fastest and cheapest. On many routes you pay less with the OV chip card than with a bus ticket. You can now also purchase some tickets online via Q-buzz. This way you can easily order a Day ticket, P+R ticket or Dal-Day ticket. You then scan the barcode on the E-ticket on the bus. You can either print it out or scan it digitally. A single ticket on the bus can only be paid with a PIN/credit card, cash is no longer possible.
On the train
Traveling by train is also the cheapest and fastest with the OV chip card. A single ticket for your train journey is a one-time OV chip card. You can buy this at the ticket machine at the train station. Or you buy an e-ticket at NS. You can go to ticket machines to buy regional and national train tickets and to top up and pick up OV-chipkaart products.
You can rent bicycles at various places in Groningen. Public transport bicycles can be rented at Central Station, Groningen North Station and Groningen Europapark Station. You can also rent a bicycle at P+R Hoogkerk and P+R Kardinge. At many stations in the province it is possible to rent an OV-fiets. For other rentals you can go here:
Fiets & Service Groningen
Tel: 06 53149416
Bikes in Groningen
Sint Jansstraat 25
+31 (0)6 24515546
+31 (0)50 750 1402
+31 (0)50 851 1532
Groningen Airport Eelde
Groningen Airport Eelde is an international airport located a stone’s throw away from the city of Groningen. It is a mere 20 minutes by car from the airport to centre of Groningen.