Travel info and bus tickets

You can purchase a ticket for the bus service Eurosonic Noorderslag provides on Wednesday 11 January, to compensate for a possible public transport strike.
Buses will travel from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport tot Groningen (one way), only stopping at Groningen Station and De Oosterpoort venue. There’s a limited amount of tickets and ticket price is 25 Euro.

Buses will run from 12.00 (noon) until 18.00 o’clock. Please note that the tickets are grouped in timeslots: Check your estimated time of arrival in Schiphol Airport to buy the according ticket: We suggest you use a margin of 40 minutes. Tickets are non-refundable. If you miss your timeslot, you will be able to board the next available bus.

Please note: The buses departing later in the afternoon (in any case 15.30 and 16.00) will also stop at the EBBA venue.

Arriving at Schiphol

When you arrive at Schiphol Airport, please go to the meeting point in Schiphol’s central hall. The meeting point is a giant red-and-white cube. Our staff will meet you there and give you further instructions on where and how to catch the bus.

Do you need to take the bus?

The strike is not confirmed yet. Train delays might occur around Amsterdam and Utrecht, some trains might be cancelled. If you are not travelling to or over Schiphol, there are other options to get to Groningen:

  • If you´re travelling by train from Germany, coming over Arnhem or Hengelo, we expect no delays reaching Groningen over Zwolle.
  • If you´re travelling by train from Belgium, you can also change trains at Breda, direction Zwolle, then change over to Groningen;
  • If you are travelling by Thalys train, we suggest you change at Schiphol Airport and make use of our bus service;
  • If you are arriving at Eindhoven Airport, we advise you to take a train to Den Bosch, then change to Zwolle, no delays expected;
  • If you are arriving at Rotterdam Airport, you can travel over Breda, then to Den Bosch, then Zwolle and change to Groningen.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.