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There are 9 ways to get from Erfurt to Paris by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est Ice / ...

140€ - 224€

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Bus  •  10h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Erfurt central train station to Paris N1305

40€ - 50€

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Train, night bus  •  12h 17m

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Frankfurt - Main station > Frankfurt - Airport > Mannheim > Spicheren Allemagne > Spicheren France > Metz > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine

68€ - 107€

Drive  •  7h 8m

  1. Drive from Erfurt to Paris Gallieni 820.7 km

90€ - 140€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Paris CDG  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Paris CDG (CDG) FRA - CDG

112€ - 338€

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Paris CDG  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Paris CDG (CDG) NUE - CDG

117€ - 386€

Train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly to Paris CDG  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Paris CDG (CDG) BER - CDG

108€ - 371€

Train, train to Hannover, fly to Paris CDG  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Goettingen
  2. Take the train from Goettingen to Hannover Hbf
  3. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Paris CDG (CDG) HAJ - CDG

122€ - 370€

Train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly to Paris Orly  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Paris Orly (ORY) BER - ORY

104€ - 324€

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The cheapest way to get from Erfurt to Paris is to bus which costs 40€ - 50€ and takes 10h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Erfurt to Paris is to train and fly which costs 110€ - 390€ and takes 6h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Erfurt central train station station and arriving at Paris. Services depart four times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Erfurt to Paris. However, there are services departing from Erfurt Hbf and arriving at Paris l'Est via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 2m.

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The distance between Erfurt and Paris is 664 km. The road distance is 820.7 km.

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The best way to get from Erfurt to Paris without a car is to train which takes 8h 2m and costs 140€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 8h 2m to get from Erfurt to Paris, including transfers.

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Erfurt to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Erfurt central train station.

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

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The best way to get from Erfurt to Paris is to train which takes 8h 2m and costs 140€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 50€ and takes 10h 50m.

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  • Distance: 664.3 km
  • Duration: 8h 2m

What companies run services between Erfurt, Germany and Paris, France?

You can take a train from Erfurt to Paris via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 8h 2m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Erfurt central train station to Paris 4 times a week. Tickets cost 40€ - 50€ and the journey takes 10h 50m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Nuremberg to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 230€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 440€
Flights from Hannover to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 210€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from Nuremberg to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
150€ - 410€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 850€
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 400€
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 Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Goettingen to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Goettingen to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 120€
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Goettingen to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
17€ - 23€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Goettingen to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Goettingen to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
metronom
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Göttingen to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
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Urlaubs-Express
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Goettingen to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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 Erfurt central train station to Paris
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Erfurt to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris station.

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Erfurt to Paris train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Paris l'Est station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Erfurt to Paris is 821 km. It takes approximately 7h 8m to drive from Erfurt to Paris.

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Gulf Air Bahrain, Brussels Airlines, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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