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There are 4 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Erfurt by train, night train, rideshare or car

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  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Erfurt Hbf

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  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Erfurt

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  1. Take the night train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Erfurt Hbf

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  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Erfurt

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Erfurt by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Erfurt is around 1h 54m and covers a distance of around 284 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 39m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr AG, Flixtrain and others, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Erfurt train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Erfurt Hbf. Typically 311 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
1h 54m
Fastest train time:
1h 39m
Train distance:
284 km
Trains per week:
311
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
01:27
Last train departs at:
22:29

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Erfurt train schedules

Trains departing Friday, September 24, 2021

Berlin Hauptbahnhof → Erfurt
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Erfurt is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Erfurt is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Erfurt is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

Last updated: 21 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Erfurt is to night train, which costs €12 - €14 and takes 2h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Erfurt is to train which costs €15 - €90 and takes 2h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Erfurt Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 1m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Erfurt is 235 km. The road distance is 298.4 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Erfurt without a car is to train which takes 2h 1m and costs €15 - €90.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Erfurt Hbf takes 2h 1m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Erfurt train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Erfurt train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Erfurt Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Erfurt is 298 km. It takes approximately 2h 41m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Erfurt.

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  • Distance: 235.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 1m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Erfurt, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Erfurt Hbf every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €50 - €75 and the journey takes 2h 1m. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Night train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin central station to Erfurt central station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night train from Berlin central station to Erfurt central station
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Erfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €25
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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