How to travel from Vienna to Erfurt

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Travel Information from Vienna to Erfurt

distanceDistance305 miles (492 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$94 - $225
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $94 (€83) • 18 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $107 (€95) • 6 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, HOP! Or ÖBB | ICE

Travel 305 miles (492 km) by bus, flight or train to Erfurt from Vienna. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 6 h 16 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $94 (€83). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, HOP! Or ÖBB | ICE among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Vienna to Erfurt.

Travel Tips: Travel from Vienna to Erfurt

Travel Tips: 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 Vienna to Erfurt.

International travel from Vienna, Austria to Erfurt, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Austria?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 3/22/23; 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 from Vienna to Erfurt.

Return travel to Vienna, Austria from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Austria from Germany?

Entry into Austria is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Austria from Germany?

Requirements for reentering Austria:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Austria?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Austria to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Vienna, Austria was last verified on 3/8/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Vienna from Erfurt.

There are 3 ways to travel from Vienna to Erfurt including taking a bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Vienna and Erfurt is by taking a bus with an average price of $94 (€83).

This is compared to other travel options to Erfurt:

Taking a bus is about $131 (€117) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $225 (€200) for this journey.

Taking a bus is usually $13 (€12) less than taking a train to Erfurt, which costs on average $107 (€95) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel from Vienna to Erfurt is by train, which takes on average 6 h 16 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Erfurt by bus can take on average 18 h 20 min.

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 10 h 55 min.

The distance from Vienna to Erfurt is approximately 305 miles (492 km).

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Erfurt is:

  • Around 3 buses per day.
  • Around 2 trains per day.

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

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and tend to arrive in Erfurt, Urbicher Kreuz.
  • Trains most often depart from Vienna at Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Erfurt at Erfurt Hbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Vienna to Erfurt, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Erfurt by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Vienna to Erfurt for $94 (€83).
  • HOP! Can take you to Erfurt by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for HOP! From Vienna to Erfurt for $225 (€200).
  • Travel with ÖBB | ICE for trains to Erfurt. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for ÖBB | ICE Vienna to Erfurt tickets on Omio for $107 (€95).

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

  • You can check for a direct train to Erfurt with with 2 direct trains per day.

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 route.

Looking to extend your trip from Vienna to Erfurt? Many Omio customers who go from Vienna to Erfurt usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Frankfurt am Main or Leipzig. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Frankfurt am Main or Leipzig from Erfurt, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Vienna to Erfurt, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $94 (€83) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $225 (€200) one way.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $107 (€95) one way.

But we recommend booking Vienna to Erfurt tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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