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

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Fly to Leipzig, train  •  2h 35m

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

€126 - €692

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Bus  •  4h 32m

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

€15 - €18

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Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  3h 14m

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

€89 - €450

Train  •  3h 28m

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

€50 - €70

Drive  •  2h 12m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt, Europaplatz 269 km

€29 - €45

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt, Europaplatz by train and tram

The journey time between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Erfurt, Europaplatz is around 3h 10m and covers a distance of around 272 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 4m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and Erfurter Verkehrsbetriebe AG, the Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt, Europaplatz service departs from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arrives in Erfurt, Europaplatz. Typically 49 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 10m
Fastest journey time:
3h 4m
Journey distance:
272 km
Services per week:
49
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
02:30
Last service departs at:
21:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt, Europaplatz train and tram schedules

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) → Erfurt, Europaplatz
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt, Europaplatz is to bus which costs €15 - €18 and takes 4h 32m.

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The fastest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt, Europaplatz is to drive. Taking this option will cost €29 - €45 and takes 2h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt, Europaplatz. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Erfurt, Europaplatz via Erfurt, Hauptbahnhof and Erfurt, Grubenstraße. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt, Europaplatz. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Erfurt, Europaplatz via Erfurt, Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 28m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Erfurt, Europaplatz is 202 km. The road distance is 269 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt, Europaplatz without a car is to train which takes 3h 28m and costs €50 - €70.

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It takes approximately 2h 35m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt, Europaplatz, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt, Europaplatz is to train which takes 3h 28m and costs €50 - €70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €18 and takes 4h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt, Europaplatz.
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  • Distance: 201.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 35m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Erfurt Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost €50 - €70 and the journey takes 3h 5m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt Airport to Erfurt central train station once daily. Tickets cost €15 - €18 and the journey takes 3h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €430
Flights from Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €2400
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 Halle(Saale)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Abellio
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Halle to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
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 Halle(Saale)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Frankfurt Airport to Erfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €18
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, Europaplatz bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Erfurt central train station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt, Europaplatz is 269 km. It takes approximately 2h 12m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Erfurt, Europaplatz.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Leipzig Airport.

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