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Transport

Bournemouth, United...
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Transport

I have quite a busy itinerary for a 4 day break going to watch the motogp and was wondering what to do about public transport and do I need an ov- chipcard. My itinerary is as follows

Friday

Amsterdam schipol- Groningen train station

Groningen train station- airbnb (2km)

Airbnb-Groningen train station

Groningen train station- Assen

Assen-Groningen

Groningen- Airbnb

Saturday

Airbnb- Groningen train station

Groningen- Assen

Assen- Groningen

Groningen-airbnb

Sunday

Same as Saturday

Monday

Travelling back to schipol

Thankyou

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Bournemouth, United...
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21. Re: Transport

Thank you. More questions do you only get the e-tickets on- line for the train ? Also when using a bus can you pay the driver cash ? On the bus does the driver let you know when it is your stop

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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for Sri Lanka
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22. Re: Transport

The bus has both a monitor and a taped voice indicating the stops. Train e-tickets are bought online (with cc) and should either be printed or downloaded in NS app. Arriva bus e-tickets are easier to use (just show the e-mail or whatever on smartphone screen) but harder to buy as credit card is not yet supported. Groningen buses are cashless very soon ...

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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Bournemouth, United...
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25. Re: Transport

Also can I get a bus from Groningen straight to Assen or should I use the train

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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26. Re: Transport

Nope, buses here don't replace trains but supplement them.

Thanks for Floris updates, indeed Arriva runs the regional buses west of Groningen but not the local ones. Anyhow advise was to use train all the way to Groningen Noord (and that's Arriva again) ;-)

<Erik>

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