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Cheap train tickets from Basel to Erfurt

Showing times and prices for May 19

Cheapest

$50

Average

$56

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Basel to Erfurt will cost around $ 56 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 50.

Deutsche Bahn
10:13PMBasel10h45 08:58AMErfurt
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$501One-way
Deutsche Bahn
09:13PMBasel10h45 07:58AMErfurt
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$501One-way
Deutsche Bahn
02:56AMBasel5h30 08:26AMErfurt
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$691One-way

Train schedule from Basel to Erfurt

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Deutsche Bahn
02:56AMBasel5h30 08:26AMErfurt
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Deutsche Bahn
09:13PMBasel10h45 07:58AMErfurt
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Deutsche Bahn
10:13PMBasel10h45 08:58AMErfurt
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Thu
May 19
$50Deutsche Bahn
$51Flixbus
Fri
May 20
$33Deutsche Bahn
$29Flixbus
Sat
May 21
$33Deutsche Bahn
$32Flixbus
Mon
May 23
$33Deutsche Bahn
$41Flixbus
Tue
May 24
$41Deutsche Bahn
$45Flixbus
Wed
May 25
$55Deutsche Bahn
$55Flixbus
Thu
May 26
$33Deutsche Bahn
$46Flixbus
Fri
May 27
$33Deutsche Bahn
$43Flixbus
Sat
May 28
$33Deutsche Bahn
$58Flixbus

Fastest train times from Basel to Erfurt

Showing times and prices for May 19

Fastest Journey

5 h 30 m

Average

9 h

Trains per day

3

Distance

456 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Basel for Erfurt every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 456 km distance in an average of 9 h but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 30 m .

The slowest trains will take 10 h 45 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Deutsche Bahn
02:56AMBasel5h30 08:26AMErfurt
0 changes
$691One-way
Deutsche Bahn
10:13PMBasel10h45 08:58AMErfurt
0 changes
$501One-way
Deutsche Bahn
09:13PMBasel10h45 07:58AMErfurt
0 changes
$501One-way

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Overview: Train from Basel to Erfurt

distanceDistance282 miles (455 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 30 min
priceAverage train ticket price$38 (€34)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Basel to Erfurt cover the 282 miles (455 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 30 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $38 (€34), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $33 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Erfurt Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Basel to Erfurt trains

Find the best trains between Basel and Erfurt with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from $33 (€30). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Basel to Erfurt train.

Deutsche Bahn from Basel to Erfurt train information:

  • Average Duration: 7 h 47 min
  • Average Price: $33
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 2 a day

When purchasing your Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Basel to Erfurt, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips: Trains from Basel to Erfurt

Travel by train to Erfurt easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Basel to Erfurt.
FAQs

What are the travel restrictions for Erfurt, Germany if I'm coming from Basel, Switzerland by train?

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Erfurt, Germany by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Germany from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Germany from Basel?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What are the safety rules to follow in Erfurt, Germany?

When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 5/17/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Basel and Erfurt before traveling.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Erfurt, Germany to Basel, Switzerland?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Erfurt to Basel is: Fully open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Germany?

Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Erfurt?

What are the requirements?

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the safety rules to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last checked on 5/9/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Basel from Erfurt here.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Basel to Erfurt?

Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Erfurt from Basel for the next 7 days starting from $33 (€30)  one way.

What is the price of a train ticket between Basel and Erfurt?

The train price between Basel and Erfurt is on average $38 (€34)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.

How many miles is it from Basel to Erfurt by train?

You should expect to travel around 282 miles (455 km)  from Basel to Erfurt by train.

How long is the train ride to Erfurt from Basel?

While the time it takes to travel 282 miles (455 km) to Erfurt from Basel can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Basel to Erfurt train journey time is on average 5 h 30 min.

Which train station from Basel to Erfurt do I depart from? Which Erfurt train station from Basel do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Basel to start your journey from including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse. In Erfurt you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Erfurt Hbf, Erfurt Nord and Erfurt, Hbf Intercity-Hotel.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Basel SBB   and arrive in Erfurt Hbf.

Where is the train station in Basel to go to Erfurt? Where is the train station in Erfurt located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Basel SBB and travel around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Erfurt Hbf and need to travel approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the train station to the city center in Erfurt.

What train providers go from Basel to Erfurt?

Take the Basel to Erfurt train with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Erfurt from Basel as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services per day are there from Basel to Erfurt?

The average number of trains departing Basel for Erfurt is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When does the first train depart from Basel to Erfurt? When does the last train depart from Basel to Erfurt?

The earliest train for this journey departs from Basel at 1: 27 PM. The last train leaves from Basel at 10: 13 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Basel to Erfurt and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I buy train tickets between Basel and Erfurt for the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Basel to Erfurt is on average $38 (€34) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets to Erfurt from Basel available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Basel
Erfurt
Basel SBB is the most popular Basel railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Basel for your trip to Erfurt.