There are 5 ways to get from Erlangen to Bamberg by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  26 min

  1. Take the train from Erlangen to Bamberg Re / ...

3€ - 50€

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Rideshare  •  48 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Erlangen to Bamberg 40.5 km

3€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  30 min

  1. Take the bus from Erlangen to Bamberg, Bamberg train 034 / ...

5€ - 7€

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Erlangen to Bamberg 41.1 km

100€ - 130€

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Erlangen to Bamberg 41.1 km

4€ - 7€

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The cheapest way to get from Erlangen to Bamberg is to rideshare which costs 3€ and takes 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Erlangen to Bamberg is to train which costs 3€ - 50€ and takes 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Erlangen and arriving at Bamberg, Bamberg train. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Erlangen and arriving at Bamberg. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 26 min.

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The distance between Erlangen and Bamberg is 35 km. The road distance is 41.1 km.

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The best way to get from Erlangen to Bamberg without a car is to train which takes 26 min and costs 3€ - 50€.

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The train from Erlangen to Bamberg takes 26 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Erlangen to Bamberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Erlangen station.

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Erlangen to Bamberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Erlangen station.

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The best way to get from Erlangen to Bamberg is to train which takes 26 min and costs 3€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 5€ - 7€ and takes 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Erlangen to Bamberg.
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  • Distance: 35.1 km
  • Duration: 26 min

What companies run services between Erlangen, Germany and Bamberg, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Regional operates a train from Erlangen to Bamberg every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 7€ - 10€ and the journey takes 26 min. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Erlangen to Bamberg, Bamberg train 3 times a day. Tickets cost 5€ - 7€ and the journey takes 30 min.

Train operators
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Erlangen to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Erlangen to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
VGN
Email
info@vgn.de
Website
vgn.de
Train from Erlangen to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 4€
Website
VGN
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 Erlangen to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Austrian Railways
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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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Erlangen to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
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 Erlangen to Bamberg, Bamberg train
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Erlangen to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Erlangen to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
100€ - 130€
Sommer Oskar Taxi
Phone
+49 911/226525
Hallo Nürnberg Taxi
Phone
+49 911/19410
Website
taxi-nuernberg.de
Grundler & Eisend Taxibetriebsgesellschaft mbH
Phone
+49 911 3680120

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Erlangen to Bamberg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bamberg, Bamberg train station.

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Erlangen to Bamberg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Bamberg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Erlangen to Bamberg is 41 km. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Erlangen to Bamberg.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Erlangen and Bamberg. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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