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About Erfurt

Erfurt is the capital and largest city in the German state of Thuringia. Most of the city was built and designed in the Middle Ages, so prepare to be charmed by narrow pedestrian streets, quaint bridges, and gorgeous green spaces like the Egapark. As you stroll around the city center, keep your eyes peeled for as many as 25 churches of different architectural styles. A unique sight in Erfurt is the Krämerbrücke, or merchants' bridge, arguably the most popular attraction in the city. This 15th-century arched bridge has houses built on either side, in a design that was common in medieval Europe.

Fitting for a large city, Erfurt does not disappoint when it comes to dining options. The most popular local restaurants you should consider visiting are EAT Erfurt and Gasthaus Feuerkugel. Or simply stop at any of the many stalls offering Thüringer Bratwurst, a regional delicacy!

Although there is a small airport for Erfurt, the route options are very limited. Most air passengers will travel through the Frankfurt airport and connect to Erfurt via bus or train. Erfurt's train station is actually one of the central hubs of Germany's Deutsche Bahn rail system. Much of the train service to and from Erfurt is on high-speed trains, so journeys to Munich, Berlin, and Nuremberg take hardly any time. FlixBus connects Erfurt to many additional destinations via affordable bus trips.

What train companies travel to Erfurt, Germany?

Located in Germany, Erfurt is accessible by train from one other city. You can choose from 4 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Erfurt on Wanderu. FlixTrain usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Erfurt are also available..

Train companies serving Erfurt

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain144h 6m$40.91
  • Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles.

Frequently Asked Questions

$21.91 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Erfurt, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Erfurt. In the last month, trains from Berlin to Erfurt had the lowest average price at $30.98.

The busiest train station in Erfurt is Erfurt Central Train Station. As Erfurt's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Central Station.

The closest airport to Erfurt is Erfurt Airport (ERF), it is located 3.2 miles from the city center of Erfurt.
Erfurt is the third most popular destination for train trips in Free State of Thuringia. It also ranks number 5 in Germany. Erfurt has the most train connections in the region. There are 4 train schedules arriving in Erfurt each day.
The population of Erfurt is 203254. Erfurt ranks number 1 in terms of population in Free State of Thuringia and number 19 in all of Germany.
Train tickets to Erfurt range from for a short trip to Erfurt, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Erfurt starts at , and a longer trip by train to Erfurt can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $22.
The closest train station to the city center of Erfurt is Central Station, located just 0.9 miles away. Select Central Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Erfurt. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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