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Overview: Train from Bern to Erfurt

distanceDistance321 miles (518 km)
durationAverage train duration9 h 14 min
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Bern to Erfurt cover the 321 miles (518 km) long trip taking on average 9 h 14 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. There are direct train services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation and arrive in Erfurt Hbf.

Train companies: Train from Bern to Erfurt with Deutsche Bahn

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Deutsche Bahn

Official Deutsche Bahn tickets between Bern and Erfurt are available on Omio! Germany's largest rail company offers high-quality services from Bern to Erfurt to cover the 321 miles (518 km) route, and Omio shows you the best deals for DB trains from Bern to Erfurt on offer. Simply choose the best times and tickets (including Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares) available for you to make the journey from Bern to Erfurt with DB. You can also find Deutsche Bahn’s discount cards, such as the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, and use these to purchase DB tickets on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn offers a wide range of train types with different levels of comfort, amenities on offer and time needed to travel. You'll be sure to find the perfect train type to suit your needs, such as: InterCity Express (ICE) for high-speed trains, Intercity (IC) and Eurocity (EC) for express domestic and international trains, and more local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) trains.

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets from Bern to Erfurt due to the coronavirus:

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

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FAQs

Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Bern and Erfurt?

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

Is international entry into Erfurt from Bern restricted?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Bern?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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

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

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

The above information was last checked on 1/21/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Erfurt from Bern closer to your date of departure here

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

Return travel from Germany to Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Bern from Erfurt?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

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

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

Last checked on 1/20/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Bern from Erfurt.

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

The distance from Bern to Erfurt by train is approximately 321 miles (518 km).

How many hours is the train time from Bern to Erfurt?

While the time it takes to travel 321 miles (518 km) between Bern and Erfurt can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Bern to Erfurt train journey time is on average 9 h 14 min.

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

There are a few train stations in Bern to start your route from including Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation, Bern, Bhf and Bern. 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 Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation   and arrive in Erfurt Hbf.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation, located approximately 0.4 miles (671 m) from the city center of Bern. The most popular arrival train station in Erfurt, called Erfurt Hbf, is located around 0.5 miles (792 m) away from its city center.

Which train providers should I travel with from Bern to Erfurt?

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

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bern
Erfurt
Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation is the most popular Bern 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 Bern for your trip to Erfurt.