Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Erfurt

Showing times and prices for Jan 21

Cheapest

$43

Average

$84

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 Cologne to Erfurt will cost around $ 84 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 43.

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11:53PMCologne Hbf5h25 05:18AMErfurt Hbf
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$431One-way
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10:31AMCologne Hbf5h25 03:56PMErfurt Hbf
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$521One-way
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03:49AMCologne Hbf5h18 09:07AMErfurt Hbf
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$521One-way
05:20AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h47 09:07AMErfurt Hbf
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$551One-way
04:22AMCologne Hbf4h04 08:26AMErfurt Hbf
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$551One-way

Train schedule from Cologne to Erfurt

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03:49AMCologne Hbf5h18 09:07AMErfurt Hbf
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04:22AMCologne Hbf4h04 08:26AMErfurt Hbf
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05:20AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h47 09:07AMErfurt Hbf
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05:48AMCologne Hbf4h38 10:26AMErfurt Hbf
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05:53AMCologne Hbf5h14 11:07AMErfurt Hbf
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06:44AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h42 10:26AMErfurt Hbf
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06:53AMCologne Hbf4h45 11:38AMErfurt Hbf
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07:44AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h23 11:07AMErfurt Hbf
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07:53AMCologne Hbf5h14 01:07PMErfurt Hbf
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07:55AMCologne Hbf3h43 11:38AMErfurt Hbf
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08:18AMCologne Hbf5h20 01:38PMErfurt Hbf
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08:23AMCologne Hbf4h03 12:26PMErfurt Hbf
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08:44AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h42 12:26PMErfurt Hbf
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09:16AMCologne Hbf5h26 02:42PMErfurt Hbf
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09:17AMCologne Messe/Deutz5h09 02:26PMErfurt Hbf
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09:35AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h32 01:07PMErfurt Hbf
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09:53AMCologne Hbf5h14 03:07PMErfurt Hbf
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09:55AMCologne Hbf3h43 01:38PMErfurt Hbf
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10:17AMCologne Hbf5h21 03:38PMErfurt Hbf
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10:18AMCologne Hbf4h08 02:26PMErfurt Hbf
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10:31AMCologne Hbf5h25 03:56PMErfurt Hbf
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10:34AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h52 02:26PMErfurt Hbf
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10:48AMCologne Hbf5h08 03:56PMErfurt Hbf
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10:53AMCologne Hbf5h33 04:26PMErfurt Hbf
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11:30AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h37 03:07PMErfurt Hbf
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11:53AMCologne Hbf5h14 05:07PMErfurt Hbf
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11:55AMCologne Hbf3h43 03:38PMErfurt Hbf
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12:18PMCologne Hbf4h08 04:26PMErfurt Hbf
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12:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz3h42 04:26PMErfurt Hbf
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12:53PMCologne Hbf5h33 06:26PMErfurt Hbf
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01:32PMCologne Messe/Deutz3h35 05:07PMErfurt Hbf
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01:53PMCologne Hbf5h14 07:07PMErfurt Hbf
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01:55PMCologne Hbf3h43 05:38PMErfurt Hbf
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02:27PMCologne Hbf3h59 06:26PMErfurt Hbf
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02:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz3h42 06:26PMErfurt Hbf
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03:19PMCologne Hbf5h23 08:42PMErfurt Hbf
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03:19PMCologne Hbf5h07 08:26PMErfurt Hbf
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03:36PMCologne Messe/Deutz3h31 07:07PMErfurt Hbf
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03:53PMCologne Hbf5h14 09:07PMErfurt Hbf
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03:55PMCologne Hbf3h43 07:38PMErfurt Hbf
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04:20PMCologne Hbf4h06 08:26PMErfurt Hbf
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04:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz3h42 08:26PMErfurt Hbf
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04:53PMCologne Hbf5h43 10:36PMErfurt Hbf
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05:13PMCologne Hbf5h45 10:58PMErfurt Hbf
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05:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz3h23 09:07PMErfurt Hbf
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05:53PMCologne Hbf5h45 11:38PMErfurt Hbf
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05:55PMCologne Hbf3h43 09:38PMErfurt Hbf
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06:19PMCologne Hbf4h17 10:36PMErfurt Hbf
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06:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz3h52 10:36PMErfurt Hbf
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07:30PMCologne Messe/Deutz4h08 11:38PMErfurt Hbf
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07:55PMCologne Hbf3h43 11:38PMErfurt Hbf
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11:53PMCologne Hbf5h25 05:18AMErfurt Hbf
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11:56PMCologne Messe/Deutz5h22 05:18AMErfurt Hbf
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Fastest train times from Cologne to Erfurt

Showing times and prices for Jan 21

Fastest Journey

3 h 23 m

Average

4 h 28 m

Trains per day

53

Distance

286 km

Of the 53 trains that leave Cologne for Erfurt every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 286 km distance in an average of 4 h 28 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 23 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 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.

Fastest
05:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz3h23 09:07PMErfurt Hbf
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$961One-way
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07:44AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h23 11:07AMErfurt Hbf
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$961One-way
2nd Fastest
03:36PMCologne Messe/Deutz3h31 07:07PMErfurt Hbf
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$961One-way
09:35AMCologne Messe/Deutz3h32 01:07PMErfurt Hbf
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$961One-way
01:32PMCologne Messe/Deutz3h35 05:07PMErfurt Hbf
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$1081One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Erfurt

distanceDistance177 miles (285 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price$31 (€25)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Erfurt cover the 177 miles (285 km) long route taking on average 5 h 32 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $31 (€25), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $22 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Erfurt Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne to Erfurt

Travel between Cologne and Erfurt from $22 (€18) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Find your perfect route between Cologne and Erfurt with Deutsche Bahn (DB)! Check out the DB train schedules between Cologne and Erfurt and then book cheap DB tickets with Omio. The distance from Cologne to Erfurt by DB is 177 miles (285 km) and the cheapest price for a DB ticket from Cologne to Erfurt is $22 (€18).

DB is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day. A special feature of DB 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 at Omio.

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.

Deutsche Bahn's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Cologne and Erfurt are the following:

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

Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne 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 Cologne to Erfurt.
FAQs

How much do cheap trains from Cologne to Erfurt cost?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Cologne and Erfurt for as low as $22 (€18)  for the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train to Erfurt from Cologne?

If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cologne to Erfurt train to cost on average $31 (€25)  one way.

How far is it from Cologne to Erfurt by train?

You should expect to travel around 177 miles (285 km)  from Cologne to Erfurt by train.

What is the Cologne to Erfurt train travel time?

While the time it takes to travel 177 miles (285 km) between Cologne and Erfurt can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cologne to Erfurt train journey time is on average 5 h 32 min.

What is the departure train station in Cologne and arrival train station in Erfurt?

Some of the Cologne train stations to Erfurt you can start your journey from include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Erfurt include Erfurt Hbf, Erfurt Nord and Erfurt, Hbf Intercity-Hotel.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arriving in Erfurt Hbf.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Köln Hbf, is located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center of Cologne.

The most popular arrival train station, Erfurt Hbf, is located 0.5 miles (792 m) away from the city center of Erfurt.

What train companies offer a service between Cologne and Erfurt?

If you're looking for trains from Cologne to Erfurt, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn to get you to Erfurt. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Cologne to Erfurt route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Can I find a direct train from Cologne to Erfurt?

Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day from Cologne to Erfurt with Deutsche Bahn, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.

How many train services are there from Cologne to Erfurt a day?

On average, there are 12 trains a day from Cologne to Erfurt. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When can I take the first train from Cologne to Erfurt? When can I take the last train for the day?

You can take the first train from Cologne to Erfurt at 11: 53 AM. The last train from Cologne to Erfurt that you can take departs at 11: 53 AM. Omio shows you the latest train from Cologne to Erfurt schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

How early should I book train tickets from Cologne to Erfurt to score the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Cologne to Erfurt is on average $31 (€25) 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 route. In general, you can find train tickets from Cologne to Erfurt available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Erfurt
Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne 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 Cologne for your trip to Erfurt.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+49 2211411055
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Köln Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB