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Welcome to Groningen Eelde Airport

The airport is situated nine miles (15km) from Groningen.

Information & Facts

Car Parking

Long and short-term machine-ticketed parking is available within walking distance of the terminal.

Car Rental

Avis, Hertz and Europcar are car rental companies represented at the airport.

City Transfers

The airport is served by Arriva bus number 52 and 53, which connect to the Groningen Central Station twice an hour on weekdays, and hourly on Sundays (only number 52). Various private bus services also run shuttles, and there are plenty of taxis available.


Tel: +31 (0)50 308 1300.

Departure Tax

Groningen's airport is small and has no currency exchange facilities, but there is one ATM available in the terminal building. There is a shop offering duty-free items for those travelling outside the EU, and staples like magazines, newspapers and sweets. The airport restaurant (part of the airport hotel) has an outdoor terrace where patrons have a view of the runway. There is also a children's play area and a travel agency.

Dutch is the official language. English is widely spoken. Fries (as well as Dutch) is spoken by the people of Friesland province.

Single European currency, or Euro (EUR), is the official currency of the Netherlands, and is divided into 100 cents. Major credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. To avoid additional charges take travellers cheques in Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars. Foreign currency or travellers cheques can be changed at banks, post offices or bureaux de change (usually indicated by the letters GWK). Banks are closed on weekends but bureaux de change are open. ATMs are widely distributed and most are open 24 hours a day.

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