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from Brussels to Erfurt

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Travel Information between Brussels and Erfurt

distanceDistance290 miles (468 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$59 - $63
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $59 (€47) • 12 h 23 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $63 (€50) • 6 h 1 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 290 miles (468 km) by bus or train from Brussels to Erfurt. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 6 h 1 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $59 (€47). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Brussels to Erfurt.

Travel Tips

Travel from Brussels to Erfurt
Travel 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 Brussels to Erfurt.
What are the international travel restrictions for Germany due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling to Erfurt from Brussels?

International travel from Brussels, Belgium to Erfurt, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Belgium?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Erfurt if traveling from Brussels?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What measures do I need to follow in Erfurt, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/23/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Erfurt from Brussels.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Belgium from Erfurt, Germany?

The current restriction level for returning to Brussels, Belgium from Germany is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Brussels, Belgium from Erfurt, Germany?

Reentering Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Brussels from Erfurt?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

Which rules do I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Belgium must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/22/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Brussels from Erfurt here.

How do I go from Brussels to Erfurt?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Brussels and Erfurt. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Brussels to Erfurt?

The cheapest way to go to Erfurt from Brussels is by taking a bus, which costs on average $59 (€47).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Erfurt:

Taking a bus is about $4 (€3) less than taking a train, which costs on average $63 (€50) for this journey.

What is the fastest way from Brussels to Erfurt?

The fastest way to get to Erfurt from Brussels is by train with an average travel time of 6 h 1 min.

Other travel options to Erfurt can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 12 h 23 min.

How far is Erfurt from Brussels?

Erfurt is approximately 290 miles (468 km) away from Brussels.

How many services a day are there from Brussels to Erfurt?

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Erfurt is:

  • Around 5 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Brussels and Erfurt as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Brussels to Erfurt?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Brussels to Erfurt:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and arrive in Erfurt Hbf.
  • Most travelers board their train from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Erfurt Hbf.
Which travel operators can get me to Erfurt from Brussels?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Brussels to Erfurt:

  • You can go to Erfurt from Brussels by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $59 (€47) with Flixbus from Brussels to Erfurt on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Brussels to Erfurt with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $63 (€50) with Deutsche Bahn from Brussels to Erfurt.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Brussels to Erfurt?
Omio customers who travel from Brussels to Erfurt often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Frankfurt am Main or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Erfurt and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I book tickets between Brussels and Erfurt online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Brussels to Erfurt, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $59 (€47) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $63 (€50) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Brussels to Erfurt online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Brüssel Gare Central

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 1, 3, 4, 5<br>Suburban train lines S1, S2, S5, S7, S9
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.

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