Groningen is easily accessible by airplane. Most international flights connect trough Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, which is the primary gateway to the Netherlands. From Schiphol, the easiest way to reach Groningen is by train. The train station is conveniently located close to the arrivals exit. For more information visit the Train section on this page.


Traveling by train is good choice for traveling in The Netherlands. Overall our train transport system is very well organized.  
To plan your train journey in The Netherlands, we recommend using the NS website, which is the principal passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. It provides information and guidance about railway traveling in The Netherlands in English.
If traveling from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, there are direct routes available. These can also be found on the NS website.


The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is in walkable distance from the train station (1.8 KM). It is also possible to take the bus from the station to the UMCG. There are a number of lines that will take you there. We recommend to use the (also available in English) to find appropriate routes.


If traveling to Groningen by car, be advised that access to the city center is restricted and street parking is severely limited. There are multiple parking garages available throughout the city, including the UMCG. For more information regarding parking in Groningen, visit the municipality website. A map with all other parking garages (parkeergarages) in Groningen can be found here

Note: Beware of the large amount of cyclists in the city that  do not necessarily follow traffic regulations.

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