There are 5 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Thuringia by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf Ice

$55 - $80

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Rideshare  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Erfurt 157.4 miles

$11 - $19

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Erfurt Hbf 320 / ...

$12 - $24

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Erfurt 159.4 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, train  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Leipzig (LEJ) FRA - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Altenburg

$83 - $248

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main and arriving at Erfurt Hbf. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Erfurt Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 18 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Thuringia is 183 km. The road distance is 255 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Thuringia without a car is to train which takes 2 h 18 min and costs .

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf takes 2 h 18 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Frankfurt am Main to Thuringia bus services, operated by Deinbus, depart from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Thuringia train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Thuringia is to train which takes 2 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 25 min.

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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 am Main to Thuringia bus services, operated by Deinbus, arrive at Erfurt Hbf station.

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  • Distance: 114.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 18 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Thuringia, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Erfurt hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 18 min. Alternatively, Deinbus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Erfurt twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $24 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min. FlixBus also services this route 6 times a week.

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 Saturday
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(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
S-Bahn
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig/Halle Flughafen to Altenburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
bahn.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 central station to Erfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Erfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Frankfurt am Main to Thuringia train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Erfurt Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Thuringia is 255 km. It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Thuringia.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Leipzig Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Thuringia bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 329+ hotels available in Thuringia. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs .

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