There are 4 ways to get from Leipzig to Erfurt by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  42 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Erfurt Hbf Ice / ...

$30 - $45

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Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Erfurt 055 / ...

$8 - $15

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Leipzig to Erfurt 92.3 miles

$9

Drive  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Leipzig to Erfurt 91 miles

$19 - $28

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leipzig, Leipzig central station station and arriving at Erfurt. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Leipzig Hbf and arriving at Erfurt Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 42 min.

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The distance between Leipzig and Erfurt is 102 km. The road distance is 145.5 km.

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Erfurt without a car is to train which takes 42 min and costs .

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The train from Leipzig Hbf to Erfurt Hbf takes 42 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Leipzig to Erfurt train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Leipzig Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Erfurt is to train which takes 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 30 min.

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

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Leipzig to Erfurt train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Erfurt Hbf station.

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  • Distance: 63.5 miles
  • Duration: 42 min

What companies run services between Leipzig, Germany and Erfurt, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Leipzig to Erfurt hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 42 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Leipzig to Erfurt 3 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Deinbus also services this route once daily.

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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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 Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Erfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Deinbus
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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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Leipzig to Erfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Leipzig to Erfurt is 146 km. It takes approximately 1 h 26 min to drive from Leipzig to Erfurt.

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

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