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There are 4 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Gotha by train, bus, night train or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Erfurt Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Erfurt central train station

Night train

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Gotha

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Gotha by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Gotha is around 2h 34m and covers a distance of around 312 km. This includes an average layover time of around 23 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 15m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr AG, Flixtrain and others, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Gotha train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Gotha. Typically 149 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 10m
Layover time:
23 min
Total time:
2h 34m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 15m
Train distance:
312 km
Trains per week:
149
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:30
Last train departs at:
22:29

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Gotha train schedules

Trains departing Monday, September 20, 2021

Berlin Hauptbahnhof → Gotha
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COVID-19 help in Germany

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 116 117

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Gotha is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Gotha 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: 18 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Gotha is to bus which costs €23 - €180 and takes 6h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Gotha is to train which costs €20 - €140 and takes 2h 27m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Gotha. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 27m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Gotha is 254 km. The road distance is 326.2 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Gotha without a car is to train which takes 2h 27m and costs €20 - €140.

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It takes approximately 2h 27m to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Gotha, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Gotha is to train which takes 2h 27m and costs €20 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €23 - €180 and takes 6h 7m.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Gotha 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 Gotha is 326 km. It takes approximately 2h 51m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Gotha.

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  • Distance: 253.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 27m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Gotha, Thuringia, 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. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin central bus station to Erfurt central train station twice daily. Tickets cost €16 - €20 and the journey takes 4h 15m. FlixBus-de also services this route twice daily.

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 Gotha
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
3 times a week
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
Bus operators
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
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Erfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
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.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Erfurt, Busbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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