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There are 5 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Erfurt Hbf Ice

$21 - $70

4 alternative options

Bus Deinbus  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Erfurt Hbf

$23 - $40

Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Erfurt 320

$22 - $28

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt 165.1 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, train  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Leipzig (LEJ) FRA - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf

$105 - $277

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt is to bus which costs 19€ - 24€ and takes 5 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Erfurt. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Erfurt Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 37 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Erfurt is 202 km. The road distance is 264.2 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt without a car is to train which takes 2 h 37 min and costs 19€ - 60€.

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The train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Erfurt Hbf takes 2 h 37 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt is to train which takes 2 h 37 min and costs 19€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 4 h 39 min.

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  • Distance: 126.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 37 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Erfurt, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt every 4 hours. Tickets cost $21 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 37 min. Alternatively, Deinbus operates a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $24 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $70
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Halle to Erfurt Hbf ZUG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
abellio.de
Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $24
Schedules at
deinbus.de
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Erfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Leipzig Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Erfurt station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Erfurt Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt is 264 km. It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Leipzig Airport.

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