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Overview: Train from Essen to Erfurt

distanceDistance176 miles (284 km)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Essen to Erfurt cover the 176 miles (284 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 23 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Erfurt Hbf.

Train companies: Travel with Deutsche Bahn between Essen and Erfurt

Travel between Essen and Erfurt on Deutsche Bahn trains with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

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 Essen 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.

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

    • Cashless payments recommended
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    Travel Tips: Trains from Essen 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 Essen to Erfurt.
    FAQs

    How far is Essen to Erfurt by train?

    The Essen to Erfurt train distance is approximately 176 miles (284 km).

    How long is the train ride between Essen and Erfurt?

    The Essen to Erfurt train duration is on average 6 h 23 min, which is to be expected when traveling 176 miles (284 km) between Essen and Erfurt. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

    What train station in Essen goes to Erfurt? What train station do I come into Erfurt from Essen?

    When departing from Essen, you have various train station options to start your route from including Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen. When arriving in Erfurt, you can end your trip in train stations like Erfurt Hbf, Erfurt Nord and Erfurt, Hbf Intercity-Hotel.

    Omio customers book a train from Essen Hbf   to Erfurt Hbf   most frequently for this route.

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

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Essen Hbf, located approximately 0.3 miles (517 m) from the city center of Essen. The most popular arrival train station in Erfurt, called Erfurt Hbf, is located around 0.5 miles (792 m) away from its city center.

    What train companies go from Essen to Erfurt?

    When taking a train from Essen to Erfurt, you can count on Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Erfurt. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Essen and Erfurt and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

    How many trains are there to Erfurt from Essen a day?

    The average number of trains departing Essen for Erfurt is 3 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Essen
    Erfurt
    Essen Hbf is the most popular Essen 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 Essen for your trip to Erfurt.