November 6 - 8, 2019 EGATEC

HOW TO GET THERE.

Travel by air

 

Groningen Airport Eelde
Groningen Airport can easily be reached directly via flight connections: London Southend Airport (Flybe / Stobart Air) & Kopenhagen (AIS airlines). 
It is possible to reach the airport by using bus 9 (Groningen - Eelde). Passengers from Assen can take bus 50 (Assen – Groningen) changing at De Punt onto bus 9. 
 
Travelling from Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam) to Groningen
When you arrive in the Netherlands at Schiphol, Amsterdam international airport, easiest way to travel to Groningen is by train. Underground train station beneath the airport is within walking distance of luggage claim areas. Dutch railway system is called Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), you will recognize it its yellow and blue colors. Just follow illuminated signs that direct ‘to trains’.

Travel by train

 

Train Tickets
You will have to purchase a single-use chip card (this is your train ticket) to Groningen at the ticket counteror at the yellow and blue ticket-vending machines that you will find in the luggage claim hall and by every entrance to the train terminal. You can purchase tickets from the machines only by using your Credit Card or a Debit Card with the Maestro logo. The vending machines do not take Credit Cards or American Debit Cards.

If you use a single-use chip card or OV-chipkaart please make sure you check in and out; hold your OV-chipkaart up against the NS card reader in one of the gates or free-standing posts.
 
You can also buy your ticket online and simply print it yourself. This allows you to take care of everything whenever and wherever it suits you. All you have to do is complete the journey details, pay for the order, download and print your e-ticket. This means that you can board the train straight away!
 
Train schedules
Information on travelling by train is available on the NS website.
 
The journey from Schiphol Airport takes approximately two hours and Groningen is the last stop. The trains are quite comfortable and (most trains) feature free wireless Internet in all classes and 220V AC outlets in first class. Food and drinks are not sold on the trains, please make sure that you purchase these beforehand at the airport.

Travel by car

 

Traveling to Groningen by car
Please note that car traffic in the city center is restricted and street parking is very limited. Also be aware of the numerous cyclists that may not exactly follow the traffic regulations. There are multiple parking garages located near the center.
More information on car parking in Groningen, including the street parking regulations, can be found here
 
Groningen bereikbaar
Read here about our work in progress and key traffic projects and discover smart travel alternatives.
 
Taxis in Groningen
Taxi Groningen: +31 (0)50 - 549 7676, www.taxicentralegroningen.nl
Taxi Noord: +31 (0)50 - 549 4940, www.taxinoord.nl
Schiphol taxi Groningen: +31 (0)50 - 850 7519, www.schipholtaxigroningen.nl

Travel from Groningen CS to EnTrance (conference location)

 

Traveling to the conference location

From Groningen Central Station you can take busline 15 to Zernike Campus. Every 5 minutes there is a bus leaving from Groningen Central Station to Zernike Campus. Get off at the busstop 'Zernike Noord'. From there it is only 5 minutes walk, straight ahead in north-west direction.

You might find the website www.9292.nl/en very useful for planning your journey. The planner combines all available public transportation - trains, buses, trams, metro, and boats - to provide an optimal route. It also informs you real-time about the current delays and disruptions in public transportation.

Shuttle buses from the hotels to EnTrance (conference location)

 

There will be free shuttle buses riding between the following hotels (Asgard Hotel, Best Western Groningen Centre, City Hotel, Martini Hotel, NH Groningen Hotel) and EnTranCe. You can download the time schedule of the shuttle buses here.