How to travel from Hamburg to Erfurt

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Travel Information to Erfurt from Hamburg

distanceDistance184 miles (296 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$25 - $28
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $25 (€22) • 5 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $28 (€24) • 3 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 184 miles (296 km) by train or bus to Erfurt from Hamburg. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Hamburg to Erfurt.

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from Hamburg to Erfurt

How to get from Hamburg to Erfurt by train, bus or flight.

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bus

The best way to travel from Hamburg to Erfurt is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

City Lines
09:00AM8h00
Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
05:00PMErfurt, Hauptbahnhof
$601One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
City Lines
09:00AM8h00
Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
05:00PMErfurt, Hauptbahnhof
$601One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
08:01AM3h45
Hamburg Hbf
11:46AMErfurt Hbf
$741One-way
1 transfer
Other options
FlixTrain
07:46AM5h33
Hamburg Hbf
01:19PMErfurt Hbf
$851One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
09:01AM4h20
Hamburg Harburg
01:21PMErfurt Hbf
$921One-way
2 transfers
FlixTrain
11:48AM5h30
Hamburg Hbf
05:18PMErfurt Hbf
$961One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
09:30AM7h48
Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
05:18PMErfurt Hbf
$751One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
02:50AM6h28
Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
09:18AMErfurt Hbf
$851One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
04:35PM9h05
Hamburg
01:40AMErfurt
$761One-way
1 transfer

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You can travel by travel from Hamburg to Erfurt with Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains to Erfurt from Hamburg. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      FAQs: Travel from Hamburg to Erfurt

      FAQs: 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 Hamburg to Erfurt.
      FAQs

      You can get from Hamburg to Erfurt 2 different ways: train or bus.

      The cheapest way to travel from Hamburg to Erfurt is a bus with an average price of $25 (€22).

      This is compared to other travel options from Hamburg to Erfurt:

      A bus is $2 (€2) less than a train with an average ticket price of $28 (€24) from Hamburg to Erfurt.

      The quickest way to travel from Hamburg to Erfurt is by train, which takes on average 3 h 45 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Getting to Erfurt by bus takes 5 h 30 min on average.

      You should expect to travel around 184 miles (296 km) between Hamburg and Erfurt.

      The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Erfurt is:

      • 1 bus a day.
      • 25 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Hamburg to Erfurt as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Hamburg to Erfurt:

      • Buses most often depart from Hamburg at Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in Erfurt at Erfurt Hbf.
      • Trains from Hamburg to Erfurt most often leave from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Erfurt Hbf.

      The following travel companies offer services from Hamburg to Erfurt:

      • Travel with BlaBlaCar, FlixBus or Brittany Ferries to go to Erfurt by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixBus Hamburg to Erfurt tickets on Omio for $25 (€22).
      • Deutsche Bahn or Metronom can take you to Erfurt by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Erfurt for $28 (€24).

      Yes, there are direct routes from Hamburg to Erfurt with the following travel companies:

      • You'll find 1 direct bus a day to Erfurt with FlixBus.
      • You'll find 15 direct trains a day to Erfurt with Deutsche Bahn.

      Direct services to Erfurt tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

      Your trip from Hamburg to Erfurt doesn't have to end in Erfurt. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Leipzig, Paris or Munich. If you’d like to add Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Leipzig, Paris or Munich to your Hamburg to Erfurt tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Erfurt today!

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