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Train Information to Erfurt from Berlin

distanceDistance147 miles (237 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 39 min
priceAverage train ticket price$24 (€20)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or FlixTrain

Trains from Berlin to Erfurt cover the 147 miles (237 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 39 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $21 (€18), but the average price of train tickets is $24 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Erfurt Hbf.

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Train between Berlin and Erfurt with Deutsche Bahn

For as little as $21 (€18) you can travel by train from Berlin to Erfurt with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train from Berlin to Erfurt. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Berlin to Erfurt train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 56 min
  • Average Price: $21
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 16 a day

When purchasing your Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Berlin and 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

Train from Berlin to Erfurt

The distance between Berlin and Erfurt main station is 235 km. With a direct ICE train, this distance can be comfortably covered in just 1 hour 24 minutes to 2.5 hours. Since passengers do not have to change trains once during their journey, they can enjoy the entire journey on board Deutsche Bahn's modern high-speed trains from their departure in Berlin to their arrival in Erfurt in a relaxed manner. Due to the excellent connection of Erfurt's main station to the public transport system, the continuation of the journey is also a pleasure.

Which train companies travel from Berlin to Erfurt?

Only trains of the Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Erfurt are on the way. While the train company uses local trains for transfer connections, the direct journeys between the two cities take place with ICE trains.

How long does the train journey from Berlin to Erfurt take?

Almost all train journeys from Berlin to Erfurt are direct connections. Depending on the length of the waiting times in the stations on the route and on the capacity utilisation, the total duration of a train journey from Berlin to Erfurt is between 1.40 and 2.5 hours. Usually only one train journey between the two cities per day is connected with a changeover. Trains with a train change offered by Deutsche Bahn can take more than 5 hours if the changeover time is longer. The change from a regional express to a regional train takes place on these journeys in the Saxon-Anhalt city of Halle.

How often can you take the train from Berlin to Erfurt?

On all weekdays, including weekends, between 29 and 31 trips by train from Berlin to Erfurt are available. In most hours of the day there are two departures on the route. But sometimes there is only one train connection from the federal capital to Erfurt within an hour.

Stations on the line Berlin - Erfurt

Hauptbahnhof Berlin. The departure station in Berlin is within sight of the Federal Chancellery. It can be easily reached from the surrounding area and the Berlin districts by bus, suburban train and underground. Before departure, passengers can stay in the shops, restaurants and cafés at the station and use the free WLAN.

Hauptbahnhof Erfurt. The destination station of the trips from Berlin is located at the central Willy-Brandt-Platz, only a few hundred meters away from the pedestrian zone. Below the train platforms, buses and trams run in all directions. In and around the station there are shops, bakeries, restaurants and cafés. The WLAN in the station is free.


Deutsche Bahn trains from Berlin to Erfurt

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Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Berlin to Erfurt. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Berlin to Erfurt and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Travel Tips

Trains from Berlin 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 Berlin to Erfurt.
FAQs
How much does a cheap train from Berlin to Erfurt cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Berlin to Erfurt trains for as little as $21 (€18)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train to Erfurt from Berlin?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Berlin to Erfurt train price to come in at an average of $24 (€20)  one way.
How far is Berlin to Erfurt by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Berlin to Erfurt by train to be approximately 147 miles (237 km).
How long is the train ride from Berlin to Erfurt?
While the time it takes to travel 147 miles (237 km) to Erfurt from Berlin can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Berlin to Erfurt train journey time is on average 1 h 39 min.
What is the departure train station in Berlin and arrival train station in Erfurt?

When taking the train from Berlin to Erfurt, you can choose to depart from train stations like Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz. Your journey can end in train stations such as Erfurt Hbf, Erfurt Nord and Erfurt, Hbf Intercity-Hotel.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Berlin Hbf   and arrive in Erfurt Hbf.

Where is the departure train station in Berlin located? Where is the arrival train station in Erfurt located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Berlin Hbf and travel around 1.7 miles (2.8 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Erfurt Hbf and need to travel approximately 0.5 miles (792 m) from the train station to the city center in Erfurt.

What train companies go from Berlin to Erfurt?
Take the Berlin to Erfurt train with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route from Berlin to Erfurt as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I find a direct train from Berlin to Erfurt?
Yes, there are 17 direct trains per day from Berlin to Erfurt. You can look to travel with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
How many train services are there between Berlin and Erfurt a day?
The average number of trains departing Berlin for Erfurt is 17 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Berlin to Erfurt?
You can take the earliest train from Berlin to Erfurt at 4: 34 AM   or take the last train from Berlin to Erfurt leaving at 11: 42 PM. Look for the latest Berlin to Erfurt train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How early should I buy train tickets between Berlin and Erfurt to score the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Berlin to Erfurt within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $24 (€20) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Berlin and Erfurt are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Berlin
Erfurt
Berlin Hbf is the most popular Berlin 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 Berlin for your trip to Erfurt.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+49 302971055
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 07: 00 - 22: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 00
Public transit options for Berlin Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5
S-Bahn lines: S3, S5, S7, S9
Bus lines: 120, 123, 142, 147, 245, M41, M85, N20, N40, N5
Tram lines: M5, M6, M8, M10
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FEX, HBX, IRE, RB10, RB14, RB21, RB22, RE1, RE2, RE3, RE4, RE5, RE7